Three young men just out of college, wanting to play music together, raise food and fowl, have good times and learn to live well, created Crooked Pine in 1974. The band hit the college circuit, played local and regional venues and lived the best they could with help from friends and family. They had many evolutions and convolutions over the years and ended up going separate ways to raise families, create careers, and find their way in the world.

Fast forward to 2015, the boys are back again to celebrate the music and history that is Crooked Pine. With Troy Harrison now a seasoned Crook member they are releasing our third recording project in the spring.They are now booking many concerts, venues and dances (they love playing for contras and traditional mountain dances) in the region.

Instrumentally Crook comes at you with a variety of instruments and styles. Who are Crooked Pine? Marion Boatwright plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, and dulcimer and sings as well, Frank McConnell plays guitar, hammered dulcimer, spoons and tin whistle as well as lead and harmony vocals, and Craig Bannerman, stand-up bass, and sings lead and harmony. Troy Harrison plays banjo, including killer clawhammer, three finger and two finger styles, mandolin, guitar and sings lead.