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Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass

Vernon McIntyre's APPALACHIAN GRASS is a bluegrass band with style.  The band delivers an entertaining stage show with driving instrumentals, close knit harmonies, amusing novelty songs, and a show stopping trick fiddling act.  The combination of music, energy, showmanship, and humor just can't be beat.  Each band member contributes a unique element to the Appalachian Grass. The band is unified by Vernon's matchless rhythm guitar picking, while Robert Campbell's hard driving banjo is the backbone of the bluegrass sound. Kitty and her fiddle add a spark of excitement.  Lead vocals rest mostly in Vernon's capable hands with an occasional solo from Terry or Tammy.

     The traditional bluegrass sound of Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass draws on Vernon’s years of playing with the greats of bluegrass. He began his professional career at the age of 15 playing with Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys. He has since played with Walt Hensley, Jimmy Martin, Jim McCall, James Monroe, and Scott Stoneman. Vernon was a founding member of the Bluegrass Pardners of Wheeling Jamboree fame. His banjo work with the Easterners is well remembered. Through the years, Vernon has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, once as a guest of Bill Monroe. He has recorded many projects of his own and has been a guest artist at innumerable recording sessions.

     In 1998, Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass won the CAMMY award for Best Bluegrass Band in the Cincinnati – Tri-State Area. Since the early 1970s, the band has played concerts, festivals, fairs, colleges, radio, television, and exclusive nightclubs across the United States and Canada. The Appalachian Grass also tailors special performances for occasions of all sizes including benefit concerts, Sunday morning gospel shows, museum and gallery openings, business meetings, and private parties.

     As emcee, lead singer, and rhythm guitar player, Vernon infuses the Appalachian Grass with the warmth and spontaneity of a small family gathering even when playing for thousands of fans. Vernon combines bluegrass history and stories with showmanship and humor to provide an exhilarating traditional bluegrass experience. Vernon’s wife, Kitty, brings to the group some of the best bluegrass fiddling that you can hear. Audiences always enjoy her energetic performances as well as her trick fiddling act. Known for the quality of their singing, the group’s vocals are a blend of smooth and intricate harmonies that are a delight to hear. Hard-driving banjo by Robert Campbell, mandolin by Terry Johnson, and upright bass by Tammy Powers round out the Appalachian Grass sound.

     Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass puts on a dynamic show that features traditional bluegrass music, showmanship, and humor. When you book Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass you get old-fashioned entertainment at its best.

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