Jeff Scoggins, winner of the 1980 national banjo championship at Winfield, leads this Colorado-based bluegrass band without saying much during the performance, while allowing his son Tristan to do most of the talking. Musically the band was interesting and tuneful. Between the songs there wasn't much happening, even though they tried. Greg Blake has a fine voice and is a strong lead singer. Tristan Scroggins and fiddler Ellie Hakanson are young and learning. The music was interesting and varied, but the time between the songs often offered dead air and weak jokes. Scroggins remains a strong, inventive banjo player.
Darrell Webb has been around a long time for such a young man. Turning pro when he was only 19, this West Virginia native has played and sung with some of the best and been rewarded with recognition by both IBMA and SPBGMA. He's known as both a fine live performer and a first rate session musician. As he approaches his forty-third birthday, he's also establishing himself as a more reliable performer whose band appears and produces. The current Darrell Webb band, many of whose members have now been with him for five or more years, is filled with hot pickers making good musical choices. With their regular gig in Gatlinburg, TN, they still have plenty of time to tour and can be counted on for strong, driving, rock-inflected bluegrass music suitable for a dynamic closing band. Make no mistake, this is a very good band!
Brandon Bostic & Daniel Hardin
Guest - Mike Wilson
Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Ridge
Jonathan Dillon with New Bassman Noah Brown
The Wilsons and Friend at the T-Shirt Table
The Bluegrass Brothers with James King
Russell Moore on 25th Anniversary of
IIIrd Tyme Out
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Donnie Carver (iiird Tyme Out) and Doug Crabtree (Crabtree Sound)