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Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album "Nothing So Blue" by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones.
Carolina Blue won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. The band's repertoire consists of original songs; including Tim Jones' "Spring Will Bring Flowers", which was recorded by 2014 IBMA entertainers of the year Balsam Range, many bluegrass favorites, and gospel too, all done in the traditional style. In 2016 Carolina Blue recorded a set on Song Of The Mountains in Marion, VA.
Available recordings are Bobby Powell & Tim Jones "Nothing So Blue" (2007 produced by Steep Canyon Ranger Woody Platt and featuring Platt, Graham Sharp, Mike Guggino, Shannon Whitworth, and Roy Chapman), "Carolina Blue Live at Renofest" (2011) as well as self-produced, "Goin' Home Today" (2016).
Band members are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Tim Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals and James McDowell on banjo and vocals.
“Carolina Blue is a complete band. They have all the right elements that a great band needs. Great singing, great musicianship, and great original songs. I've been a fan for several years now. Glad to call them my friends.” - Tim Surret, Bass player with Balsam Range
“Carolina Blue is one of my favorite acoustic bands!!! Their vocals are superb, their playing is flawless, and their songwriting skills are enviable!!! These men present a fresh approach to performance simply by being unique individuals and down to earth people. They represent bluegrass and American folk traditions in classy ways that make me proud to call Carolina Blue good friends!!! I’d buy a ticket to see them pick and sing any day of the week!!! If you get a chance to watch a Carolina Blue show, I bet you’ll agree.” - Marc Pruett, Banjo guy with Balsam Range
"Carolina Blue is one of the brightest young stars on the Bluegrass horizon. They represent everything that's good about a touring, recording band. Wonderful new songs, great singing, and great music. Most importantly, they're top-notch guys and we always look forward to seeing them. Check this band out and you'll be glad you did! - Darren Nicholson, Mandolin player with Balsam Range
"Carolina Blue is a fabulous band that epitomizes the true essence of bluegrass. Bobby Powell's warm baritone vocal along side Tim Jones' mournful tenor, create a classic bluegrass duet. Steeped in the tradition of WNC bluegrass great Roy Chapman-Carolina Blue is carrying the music forward while being true the it's roots." - Woody Platt, Guitarist with Steep Canyon Rangers
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