MP3 The Hagar's Mountain Boys - In The Hills Of Caroline
Hard Driving Bluegrass, Tight Vocal Harmonies, Soulful Lead Vocals, Skillful Instrumentation.
12 MP3 Songs in this album (36:33) !
Related styles: COUNTRY: Bluegrass, COUNTRY: Traditional Bluegrass
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We are a four piece band consisting of upright bass, guitar, banjo and mandolin
Blake Johnson, from Roxboro, NC, plays the acoustic bass. He started playing the guitar and piano at the age of five with his family in church. When he was fifteen, he played with Second Chance. Blake then played with Jay Kazor and the Bluegrass Connection at the age of eighteen. Two years later, he joined Little Mountain Grass. Blake is now twenty three.
Cliff Wadell, from Youngsville, NC, plays the guitar. He began playing the guitar at the age of seven. Cliff and his father attended several festivals where he jammed with the other local talents and developed a hard driving style of flat picking. When Cliff was sixteen, he joined the band, Late Departure. Cliff is now twenty three.
Cliff Smith, From Virgilina, VA, plays the banjo. At the age of five, he started playing the guitar; at eight, he began playing the bass and at the age of twelve, he picked up the banjo and the fiddle. Cliff''s family played for many square dances around southern Virginia since the 1940''s. Cliff, at age twenty started playing with the band, Blue Ridge Thunder. Two years later he played with the Stories Creek band. Cliff is currently twenty four.
Ricky Stroud, from Roxboro, NC plays the mandolin. Ricky grew up in Mullins, SC. He started singing with his family in a gospel group at the age of five. He began playing the mandolin at the age of eight. In 1990, he and his father founded the band, The Pilgrims. His younger brother and sister also sang with the group. In 1995, he began playing with the band, Sounds of Grass. In 1997, Ricky moved to Roxboro to join the New Classic Grass band. He joined the Stories Creek Band in 2002. Two years later he joined Little Mountain Grass. Ricky is the old man of the group at the age of 40.
Blake, Cliff Waddel, Cliff Smith, and Ricky decided to form the Hagar''s Mountain Boys while jamming at a local festival. We all had the same idea about how true Bluegrass should sound. With strong harmonies and hard driving instrumentals the band is sure to put a smile on your face while you are listening to that toe-tapping sound!
Our first CD, In the Hills of Caroline, was recorded in March of 2007. This CD has three original compositions: In the Hills of Caroline; written by Blake Johnson, He’s Done So Much for Me; written by Ricky Stroud, and Georgia Hills; written by Cliff Waddell. The CD also has a mix of hard driving bluegrass standards, instrumentals, and gospels.