• Our 3rd album "Branching Out" is available here & iTunes - Amazon - Spotify. 


  • December 15, 2016, 12 Bones Smokehouse, Private Event, 6:00 pm Asheville NC

  • December 17, 2016, Contra Dance with David Winston, Jonesborough TN, 7:00 pm

  • December 30, 2016, Wedding Dance, Convocation Hall, Montreat NC, 8:00 pm

  • January 6, 2017, Feed and Seed, Fletcher NC, 7:30 pm

  • January 9, 2017, Contra Dance, Knoxville TN, 7:00 pm

  • May 28, 2017, Private Wedding, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC 5:00 pm

  • June 16, 2017, Feed and Seed, Fletcher NC, 7:30 pm

  • July 6, 2017, Park Rhythms, Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain, NC 7:00 pm

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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-plus years...   

In 2017, 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" is a high-energy collection of original and traditional mountain music, tinged with bluegrass and country swing.