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  • Gigs for 2015
    March 6, Grove Arcade, Asheville NC 7:00 pm (with other Asheville bands)
    April 18, Transylvania Farmers Market, 9:00 am
    April 24, Brevard Clogfest Museum Music Night, Brevard Music Center, 6:00 pm
    May 1, Feed & Seed, Fletcher NC , Album Release Party, 7:30 pm 
    May 9, Courthouse Steps, Marshall, NC 3:00 pm 
    May 29,  Duckpond at Dusk Album Release Party, Brevard NC, 7:30 pm
    June 3, Gwynn Valley Staff, Dance w/ D. Silver, BMC Brevard, NC 7:30 (private)
    June 12, Wedding Dance, Brevard NC (Private) 8:00 pm
    June 13, Bluff Mountain Festival, Hot Springs, NC 

    June 25,  Park Rhythms, Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain, NC 7:00 pm
    June 27,  Riverfalls Contra, Marietta, SC 7:00 pm $8.00
    August 7, Doubletree Asheville, NC, 7:30 pm. (Private dance w/ Diane Silver)
    August 8, Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville NC Festival 7:00 pm*
    August 31, Contra Dance, Gray Eagle Music Hall, Asheville, NC 7:00 pm
    September 5, Fall Festival 
    Transylvania Farmers Market, 9:00 am
    September 11-13, Mountain Song Festival (link), Brevard NC times TBA
    October 2, Brevard Music Center Fundraiser, TBA
    October 3, Lunsford Festival, Mars Hill, NC  
    November 26, Family Dance Camp, Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain NC (3 days)  

      
    Our latest album effort "Branching Out" is available 
    here 
    and iTunes / Amazon / Spotify.  



 



 
     




In 1974, three best friends just out of college, decided to take a different path and play old-time music together. They moved to a mountain-top cabin, learned to live off the land, and bonded as the Crooked Pine Band. The band hit the college circuit, played local and regional venues and dances, and traveled the eastern U.S. sharing traditional mountain music. 
The ebb and flow of family, career, and circumstance has simmered and seasoned Crooked Pine for forty years...   
In 2015, the Crooked Pine Band is serving up its signature edition. 
Craig Bannerman, Marion Boatwright, and Frank McConnell, now teamed with Madison County native Troy Harrison, present an energizing mix of mountain music-- Appalachian, early country, Americana, and original songs-- on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dulcimer, and bass. Strong vocal harmony, tight instrumentation, and lively presentation are the hallmarks of Crooked Pine.
The Crooked Pine Band are regulars at local music rooms, festivals and street fairs, private parties and large corporate events. They are a highly-sought contra-dance and square-dance band, and are favorites at Asheville's Shindig-on-the-Green, and Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. The band has appeared in numerous promotional videos, and has an expanding YouTube presence. Their third album, "Branching Out", released early in 2015, is a high-energy collection of original and traditional mountain music, tinged with bluegrass and country swing.