An Evening of Bluegrasswith:
- The Goodle Boys
- Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters
In late 2011, Fred Daniell formed The Goodle Boys around a passion for old-time music. The Boys began developing their own material drawing upon the greats from bluegrass, traditional folk and blues with a contemporary sensibility.
In addition to Daniell on mandolin, The Boys include Matt Graser on banjo and gutar, Greg Longeway on guitar, dobro, banjo, and harmonica, and Michael Bordner on upright bass. They currently play regularly in the Greater Cincinnati region, and often make road trips to play long-weekend mini-tours in various locations in the midwest and around the country.
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late and great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe.
To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an oft mislabeled musical category. After 35 years as a sideman (starting as a rhythm guitar player at age 6), Johnny is now in front, singing his favorite tunes. In the words of Johnny, "Let's Pick!" You'll see a lot of familiar faces as you browse through our photo gallery.
Mamadrones music is from the heart of Cincinnati. Their music rings with echos of Appalachian Mountain roots and old bluegrass traditionals. With songs chalk full of dynamics and harmonies, they weave a tapestry of colorful songs crafted from their American Folklore influences. Together, only since the summer of 2013, they're already sharing their music with folks all over the country such as Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee. With a simple, acoustic and homegrown feel, they bring life to each of their instruments and exhibit inspiring musicianship that capture and excite audiences who come to hear.