Local Tellico Plains Musicians
Need to book some music? Musical talent abounds in the Tellico Plains area. Here are some local performers:

Band's Name
Genre
Contact Info

Faith Willin' Band Americana, folk, easy country, bluegrass, traditional, gospel, easy rock Perry at 352-318-2381
faithwillin.com
Perry@faithwillin.com
"Faith Willin'" is a husband and wife duo (Perry and Diana Brake), playing 6- and 12-string guitar, mandolin, porchboard bass, upright bass, ukulele bass and cello. We sing vocals and harmony. None of our music is canned. It's always live. Folk, Americana, country, bluegrass, traditional, gospel, Hank Williams Sr. to the Grateful Dead. We are primarily family-oriented so our music is suitable for all audiences. However, we've been known to kick it up a notch or two. We have fun while playing and hope this inspires our listeners to smile and take some musical memory journeys. We specialize in restaurant settings, festivals, reunions, fundraisers and church events. Pro equipment and pro attitude. We sometimes have special guests sitting in on our sets. We can also host Open Mic nights.

A Concert In Your Room - We've made it possible and affordable to have a private Concert in Your Room! You even get to decide what songs, artists or genre you want to hear. More info...


Eddie Fontenot Light Jazz Eddie at 423-519-6069
jbass63@bellsouth.net
From the New Orleans area, has played professionally in night clubs, restaurants and dinner shows. Currently lives in Tellico Plains Area, has played cello in a trio, bass in a quartet, and lead guitar in a quintet. Currently performs as a single (guitarist) in the light jazz genre with e-accompinament.

Jazzmin Light Jazz Eddie at 423-519-6069
jbass63@bellsouth.net
"Jazzmin" is the duo of Eddie Fontenot (guitar) and Jerry Van Asdale (keyboard) performing light jazz at weddings, dinner parties, restaurants, any where that ambience matters.

Mike Rogers Old Time, Bluegrass, Americana dtellico@comcast.net
As a native Nashvillian, Mike has had a broad exposure to old time, bluegrass and country music from attending the Grand Old Opry as a child, to photographing music legends such as Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl, as a freelance photographer, to forming his own bluegrass band. He has been a regular performer at Open Mic nights and group jams in the Tellico Plains area. Mike can also deliver presentations on the history of mountain music using stories and song.

Two Dog Ranch
Bluegrass Band
Bluegrass and old time mountain folk email Rick
"Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band" is a group of friends who get together to pick bluegrass, old time, and folk music. The band is made up of local musicians, including Charles Morris (lead guitar & vocals), Julie Crunk (mandolin), Bill Crunk (rhythm guitar), Diana Brake (upright bass, cello, & vocals), Art Roush (guitar & vocals), Judy Lavoie (banjo, fiddle, & vocals), and Rick Lavoie (bouzouki, guitar, & banjo).

Art Roush Country and folk 423-519-7629
Art sings and plays guitar, performing country and folk covers, along with his own original music.

Kenneth Gay Old church gospel music, bluegrass gospel, country gospel, original gospel, & older southern gospel 423-261-2050
jamesg@peoplepc.com
website
Kenneth Gay Gospel Music Ministries began around 2009 after Kenneth's 27 year hiatus from from a professional career of over 20 years in secular music in various venues including rock, pop, country, top 40, jazz-bossa nova et al. He started on guitar around the age of 10 playing and singing along with records and radio, teaching himself. Kenneth Gay Gospel Music Ministries was formed for the purpose of witnessing about Jesus Christ and includes a personal side-goal of bringing back and keeping alive old church, bluegrass gospel, and mountain Gospel songs. Available for benefits, fund raisers, church services, revivals, weddings, restaurants, private functions, and just about any function you would like to have augmented by Gospel Music.

Vintage Classic rock, country, bell-bottom blues, light jazz or pop 423-836-1369
423-253-7133
With more than a century of musical experience, this talented trio provides music from every era and every genre, music that will delight the audience at any club, any event and any occasion. Vintage is comprised of Tom Cordle, Lisa Patterson, and Jerry VanAsdale.

Tom Cordle Blues, jazz, country, folk tomcordle.com
tlco@starband.net
423-253-7133
Singer-songwriter Tom Cordle can make you laugh and cry – sometimes in the same song. He has appeared in concert with Willie Nelson and Roy Book Binder. Tom has written hundreds of songs and recorded more than a dozen CD’s of original music. He happily performs his own songs and covers, but he especially enjoys what he calls History in Song or edutainment. If you need a performer for your night spot, a speaker/entertainer for your civic group, or someone to make history come alive for your classroom or club, contact Tom Cordle.

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