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DSC_00032010 bluegrass tickets 12th Annual Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Weekend – August 27 & 28, 2010!
Scheduled for the 12th Annual Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Weekend is Dailey & Vincent Band, Larry Stephenson Band, Bluegrass Brothers, Jeanette Williaims Band, Idle Tymes and more!

See the fun from 2009’s shows.

 

2010 Tickets and Reservations…
Wristbands include two outstanding days of bluegrass bands! The concert will begin on Friday at 4 PM until 10 PM, and again on Saturday from 2 PM until 9 PM. It is held in the air-conditioned Recreation Building, and will feature several premier bands (see below). Due to nearly sold out events, wristbands must be prepaid. Concert wristbands are $40 for both days in addition to your site fee ($20 for children 6-12, under 6 are free). Many guests make reservations for Thursday, August 26th, 2010 (to participate in the fun) and depart on Sunday, August 29th, 2010.

Call Ocean Lakes, for campsite reservations dial toll free, 1-877-510-1413, for rental reservations dial 1-800-845-2229. This show is exclusively for Ocean Lakes’ guests (campers, renters and Annual Lease holders) – there are no wristbands for the general public. Seating is limited. When you call to make your reservation, let us know you are coming to hear bluegrass and we’ll take care of the rest!

Book Tickets online and print ticket at home – here.

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2010 Band Schedule
Friday, August 27, 2010 (Concert is 4 PM – 10 PM)
9:00 AM Mini-Golf Tournament
1:00 PM Golf Car Poker Run
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Idletymes
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM The Bluegrass Strangers
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM The Larry Stephenson Band
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Idletymes
8:30 PM – 9:15 PM Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac
9:15 PM – 10:00 PM The Larry Stephenson Band
   
Saturday, August 28th, 2010 – (Concert is 2 PM – 9 PM) 
11:30 PM  Golf Car Poker Run
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM  The Jeanette Williams Band
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM  The Bluegrass Strangers
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM  The Bluegrass Brothers
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM  Dailey & Vincent
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Dinner Break
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM  The Jeanette Williams Band
6:45 PM – 7:30 PM  The Bluegrass Strangers
7:30 PM – 8:15 pm  The Bluegrass Brothers
8:15 pm – 9:00 PM  Dailey & Vincent

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The Bands

Dailey & Vincent

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in the bluegrass music field in 2008, as their debut album and busy tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences. Their first recording, Dailey & Vincent, was #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart, as well as the Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Music Profiles
album charts, and it yielded the #1 singles “By the Mark,” “More Than a Name on a Wall” and “Sweet Carrie.” It was named Album of the Year, one of seven awards the group took home in an unprecedented feat at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show. Never before had an act been named Entertainer and Emerging Artist in the same year, an honor that both humbles and challenges the duo. As Darrin said during one of their acceptance speeches at the awards show, “We’re going to give 100% to bring you the best bluegrass music we can.”

Although new as a duo, Dailey & Vincent’s path to acclaim began many years ago. Both men were raised in musical families and have played bluegrass since the age of three – Jamie in Tennessee and Darrin in Missouri. They apprenticed with legendary acts, Jamie with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and Darrin with his sister Rhonda Vincent, the late John Hartford, and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. One of the great surprises and blessings a person can experience in life is meeting an unrelated soul-mate. Jamie and Darrin met at the 2001 IBMA Awards show in Louisville and discovered an uncanny harmony in their vocal blend, as well as their attitudes toward music, business, and their Christian faith. Says Darrin, “Although we’re not brothers, we discovered that our voices blended pretty naturally. We’ve worked on vocal phrasing and pronunciation to make the blend even stronger.” Jamie and Darrin talked, prayed, and planned for five years before committing to the closest thing to brotherhood: a musical partnership.

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The Larry Stephenson Band

Larry Stephenson is self-described as “singer first and mandolin player second”, and Larry Stephenson does a top-notch job at both. A product of one of the most fertile talent-producing regions in America, Larry ranks among roughly a half-dozen pre-eminent high lead-tenor singers in Bluegrass music. His voice and mandolin styling have been featured on more than a dozen albums by artists such as Bill Harrell & The Virginians, The Bluegrass Cardinals, The Bluegrass Band, as well as a dozen critically-acclaimed albums of his own. His twelve-year tenure with the Pinecastle/Webco record label has proven to be a mutually beneficial relationship serving as Stephenson’s outlet for distribution of his work. The Virginia native’s crystal clear voice skillfully interprets old mountain Bluegrass songs with the same ease, clarity and power as it does a beautiful gospel song or a modern contemporary ballad.

See more at www.larrystephensonband.com.

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Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac

By teaming up such revered masters as dobro player Mike Auldridge, bassist Tom Gray both founding members of the legendary, revolutionary band the Seldom Scene with rising-star vocalist Darren Beachley (formerly of bluegrass powerhouse Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver), Mandolinist Norman Wright (Bluegrass Cardinals, Country Gentlemen) and banjo player Mark Delaney (Country Gentlemen) such a group has been formed. Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac harness the very best of bluegrass past and future. Soulful contemporary ballads share space with more rugged, traditional fair, with Beachley’s soaring tenor front and center and the tasteful virtuosity of Auldridge, Gray, mandolinist Norman Wright, and banjo player Mark Delaney steering the music with peerless precision. With their wide-ranging influences and open-ended approach to acoustic music, Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac pay tribute to the fertile and inventive mid-Atlantic bluegrass scene from which they sprang.

Courtesy of www.legendsofthepotomac.com

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The Bluegrass Strangers

The Bluegrass Strangers have been a favorite among past years’ concert goers and are back by popular demand! The Bluegrass Strangers is one of the most exciting, straight ahead, traditional bands performing today! They come to Myrtle Beach from Kentucky and Ohio. Dick Webb from Franklin Furnace, Ohio doesn’t have to take a backseat to anyone when it comes to playing a traditional five-string banjo. He also does a fantastic job playing old style claw hammer. Dick also sings baritone and low tenor in the trios and bass in the quartet. Jimmy Lykins, from Garrison, Kentucky is lead singer with songs straight from the heart with soul and feeling like no one else. He also plays a strong rhythm Guitar. Band member Dick Webb will also handles the sound for the Ocean Lakes’ Premier Bluegrass Weekend. Bryan Tackett on vocals and lead guitar, Jamie Shannon on mandolin, and Dean Whitaker on bass.

Richard William Webb – Dick Webb formed The Bluegrass Strangers in 1976. The first band members were Dutch Lykins, Steve Parsons, Bob Myers and John Myers. Cliff Chapman and Chester Willis joined the band in 1979 replacing Bob and John Myers. When Cliff left the band in 1980, Jimmy Lykins stepped in to finish the schedule and has been with the band ever since. Their traditional sounds are just as popular today as they were 30 years ago. Dick was born in Portsmouth, Ohio and doesn’t have to take a back seat to anyone when it comes to playing straight-ahead five string banjo. He’s also a superb claw-hammering style player, which is also used in their show. He sings baritone and low tenor in the trios and bass in the quartet. He lives with his wife, Wendy in Powellsville, Ohio. Wendy also runs sound for the band. Dick is the proud father of three sons, Richard, Jason and Aaron and the proud grandfather of Wyatt born February 27, 2006. When he isn’t on the road with the band, he enjoys indian arrow head hunting, deer hunting and fishing. He’s an expert at wood working and always makes time to take care of his baby, the band’s 40-foot MCI. Dick doesn’t have to take a backseat to anyone when it comes to playing a traditional five-string banjo. He also does a fantastic job playing old style claw hammer. Dick also sings baritone and low tenor in the trios and bass in the quartet. Dick and Jim’s sound system, known as Pine Creek Audio, is a favorite at Bluegrass Festivals.

Jimmy Lykins, from Garrison, Kentucky is lead singer with songs straight from the heart with soul and feeling like no one else. He also plays a strong rhythm guitar. Jimmy was born in Petersville, Lewis County, Kentucky. When it comes to a traditional vocalist, Jimmy is one of the best. He sings straight from the heart with soul and feeling like no one else. He also plays a strong rhythm guitar in the band. Jimmy owns and operates The Little Quincy Opry and is co-owner of the Quincy Grocery Store in Quincy, Kentucky.. He is the proud father of James, Robert, Jena Faye, Connie and Jennifer. Jimmy also has seven grandchildren. Jimmy joined The Bluegrass Strangers in 1980. When he’s not on the road with the band, he loves listening to bluegrass and gospel music.

Bryan Wayne Tackett is the newest member of our band and is usually called Big Bubba by band members. He was born in Lewis County, Kentucky and makes his home in Quincy, Kentucky with his wife, Rebecca and their two daughters, McKenzie, 3 and Mackayla, 3 months. Rebecca is an L.P.N. at Hillview Retirement Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Bryan’s life has always been around music with his dad, Walt playing guitar and bass and his mother, Vicki playing piano. His high lonesome soulful bluegrass voice allows for perfect harmony with Jimmy’s traditional sound of bluegrass. When he’s not on the road with the band, he’s employed by Adelphia Cable and enjoys hunting and basketball.

Jamie Brooks Shannon is an outstanding mandolin player and shouldn’t be overlooked. His playing is tasteful, exciting and full of energy and also sings lead vocal for the band. He also plays guitar, banjo and bass. He was recently married to Wendy Lemaster on his father and stepmother’s, Bill and Linda Shannon, farm. Jamie and Wendy are making their home in Louisa, Kentucky. When he’s not on the road with the band, he works as an owner/operator for Admiral Merchants Motor Freight. Jamie just finished making his first mandolin.

K. Dean Whitaker is a great asset to the band with his rock solid timing on the upright bass. He also provides bass and baritone vocals to the band along with filling in as sound technician at festivals. Dean and his wife, Pam live in Ashland, Kentucky. They have two sons, Mark and Jason and three grandchildren. He loves fishing and when he’s not on the road with the band, he’s an owner/operator for Admiral Merchants Motor Freight.

Wendy Webb gives fans of The Bluegrass Strangers a great bluegrass experience with great sound mixing, micing and equalization of the sounds fans expect. She also runs sounds for numerous bands at numerous festivals giving all of them the almost sacred sounds of bluegrass on the Behringer soundboard. Wendy is married to Dick Webb and also plays banjo, guitar and bass. When traveling she helps drive the bus and helps with setup as part of Pine Creek Audio. When she isn’t on the road with the band, she loves riding 4 wheelers, an avid hunter and writes poetry for The Strangers Newsletter and The Strangers web site. Her latest passion is Chun Kuk Do. She just achieved her yellow belt making her closer to the coveted black belt. Wendy and Dick are the owners of Pine Creek Records and Pine Creek Entertainment.

Dick Webb and his wife Wendy will also handle the sound for the Ocean Lakes’ Premier Bluegrass Weekend.

See more at www.bluegrass-strangers.com.

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The Bluegrass Brothers

The Bluegrass Brothers are a high energy bluegrass band that are a must see show for a traditional bluegrass delight! They have all grown up in bluegrass music families in Virginia and it is evident very soon after they hit the stage. Their family harmony vocals are exceptional. Brothers Robert, on banjo, and Victor Dowdy, on bass, have made many musical accomplishments over numerous years, and their vocals and musicianship are second to none. Carrying on in the family tradition, Victor’s two sons, Donald and Steve Dowdy are also very talented vocalists and their guitar work is very entertaining. Brandon Farley plays an intense mandolin and provides a rich fiddle performance.

See more at www.thebluegrassbrothers.com

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Idletymes

Originating in West Virginia, Idletymes has been performing across the eastern US since 1985. The band consists of talented musicians with deep bluegrass roots. Members of Idletymes include: Glenn Jarvis (fiddle, mandolin and harmony vocals) from Guysville, OH; Ronnie Seebaugh (banjo and harmony vocals) from Parkersburg, WV; Craig Jarvis (bass and harmony vocals) from Guysville, OH; and Chris Long (guitar and lead vocals) from Ashton, WV. These men combine to create a sound that is sure to astound any audience. Whether it’s a traditional quartet gospel hymn, a soulful love song, or a scorching fast banjo and fiddle tune, this band delivers with great musicianship and raw emotion.

Courtesy of www.idletymesband.com

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The Jeanette Williams Band

Jeanette Williams, lead vocalist, bass player and award-winning songwriter, began her singing career in 1989, with a local country band performing at amateur recreations of the Grand Ole Opry. Since that time, she has been the recipient of a number of awards including the 2009 SPBGMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award in the traditional category, named the Virginia Folk Music Association’s State Champion Female Vocalist, PICABO Entertainer of the Year (4 times), and PICABO Female Vocalist (4 times). She has garnered no less than 6 nominations for SPBGMA Female Vocalist of the Year and is a 2005 graduate of IBMA Leadership Bluegrass.

Jeanette has been featured in both Bluegrass Unlimited, Bluegrass Now magazines to name a few. She has recorded more than 10 projects, including the critically acclaimed 1999 Doobie Shea Records release, “Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime”, which spent 9 months on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Survey Album Chart. She is featured also featured on the “Daughters of Bluegrass, “Back To The Well” album that earned group the prestigious IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award in 2006 and on the group’s 2008 album, “Bluegrass Bouquet.”

Courtesy of www.jeanettewilliams.com

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