Category Archives: Music

Stillwater Bluegrass

Stillwater Bluegrass hails from the hills and hollers of the Tennessee River Valley, performing up-tempo traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel songs in the styles of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Louvin Brothers, Jim and Jesse, the Country Gentlemen, the Dillards and Doc Watson, as well as time-honored, toe-tappin’, up-tempo fiddle, mandolin and banjo instrumental tunes.

Stillwater Bluegrass instrumentation features banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, Dobro and double bass; most members play multiple instruments. The three vocalists rotate singing leads and swap “high and lonesome” harmonies. In additional to having a different lead singer every song, Stillwater Bluegrass varies the dynamics, feel and the chord structures of their repertoire. A favorite comment, heard frequently, is: “We like listening to ya’ll, ‘cause your music doesn’t all sound the same!” Compliments don’t get much better than that.

This collection of musicians, aged 23 to 66, have played and/or sung most of their lives and entertains at concerts, corporate functions, festivals, farmers’ markets, fundraisers, listening rooms, parties, picnics, restaurants, BBQs and hat drops around the Valley, mainly within a 90-mile radius of Huntsville, AL.

Like them on Facebook, and listen on YouTube.

David Watson

Winchester singer-songwriter David Watson’s music reflects the region’s people and environment. Ranging from contemplative to humorous, David’s songs take you from the mines to the forests, from a guitar maker’s shop to riding a drunken mule.

David Watson will perform on the Bandstand at 12:30 pm on Saturday, September 16.

Visit his web site, like him on Facebook, watch him on YouTube & listen to him on ReverbNation.

Tanner Hillis

Twenty-one year-old singer-songwriter Tanner Hillis returns again to the Fall Heritage Festival from Spencer, Tennessee. Tanner was given his first guitar at age thirteen and quickly realized writing music was his passion in life. With influences ranging from Ryan Adams to Bob Dylan, Tanner brings heartfelt, honest music to the stage.

Last year, Tanner’s performance was filled with songs so sweet it made the trains jealous. Tanner Hillis will perform on the Bandstand at 4pm on Saturday, September 16.