The Lonely Heartstring Band may be the best up-and-coming band you haven't heard yet. This band, Boston-based with graduates of Berkley College of Music and New England Conservatory formed as a bluegrass Beatles cover band, and found they had a new and wonderful sound, They'll be playing a Tuesday evening show on their way north from several gigs down in the Keys. The show is available free for all people in the area to attend.
Penny Creek heads a list of Florida-based bluegrass bands making up the remainder of the lineup for this year's YeeHaw Bluegrass, all hired before the move to Okeechobee became a reality with the availability of the Agri-Civic Center and the support of the City of Okeechobee. This band, originating in Melbourne, FL is lively and interesting, with several fine individual pickers and a well-integrated and varied bluegrass repertoire.