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.