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Curly Ray Cline, Dewey Brown, James Price, Eddie Stubbs, Chubby Wise(some of his stuff), Paul Warren, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountian Boys, Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys, Doyle Lawson & Quiksilver, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Dailey & Vincent, The Johnson Mountain Boys, and Larry Sparks and The Lonesome Ramblers.
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Advice On Band Name
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @9:40:08 AM
I have been wanting to start a bluegrass band for some time now. I mean a hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band. No progressive traces at all.
Anyways, my main problem is I cant thing of a name. I want a traditional sounding name.
I came up with:
1. The Sourwood Mountain Boys
on “Advice On Band Name”
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @10:35:20 AM
I am lookin at the names of your favorite bands and Mountain Boys seem to come up a few times. I think I would try to be a little more unique..... The Bluegrass Express heck I dunno seeing that you are gonna be hard drivin I would want something to express that Idea
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @10:44:21 AM
Sometimes a serendipitous moment gives you the name.And sometimes it even gives you the BAND. whether you want one or not.
So . . . maybe the Absolutely Bluegrass Band? ;-)
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @3:13:49 PM
I'm originally from SC, and I know there are no mountains in Horry County! How about the Palmetto Wranglers? "Lost in the Low-Country"? The Waccamaw Ramblers? The Palmetto Hill Boys? I dunno - just throwing out crazy ideas...
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @5:10:33 PM
That is one of the toughest things to do. To find a name that matches the style of music played, with the musicians involved, that everyone can agree on. How about "The Piney wood Stumpjumpers" ?
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @9:34:38 PM
Anybody in the band from nearby Galivant's Ferry or Poplar Hill?
Those names would ring nicely in a band name.
Poplar Hill Boys?
Poplar Hill Pepsteppers?
Galivant's Ferry Boys?
Galivant's Ferry Ramblers?
Galivant's Ferry Gallivanters? ;^D
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @2:50:37 AM
Somethin' with 'Ramblers' in it would sound tradtional -- Nick Barton and the Carolina Ramblers???
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @1:01:08 PM
My wife gave me a suggestion once, and I've never been able to use it, but I LOVE this name: the Noise Pickers!
Monday, June 22, 2009 @6:41:22 AM
By the way, nothing wrong with the Sourwood Mountain Boys, but I am just trying to picture sourwoods growing in the low country....however, nothing wrong with imagining a cool mountain with the sourwoods turning red - especially when it's 95 degrees in the shade!
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @12:00:16 PM
Lookin' at Google maps of Aynor, there's lots of interesting town names around you. Any of the members from one of these like "Baxter Forks", "Baker Crossroads", "Dog Bluff" or "Ketchuptown"? Granted, I don't know the nature or anything about these little towns, but it might be nice to take some of the local terrain as a start.
Our band Goosetown String Band was named after a neighborhood in Iowa City where the banjo player lives. Seemed fitting.
Good luck. It's as hard as naming a baby...
Saturday, July 04, 2009 @12:26:38 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys...speaking of town names i actually live in a small community outside of Aynor called Cool Springs...but i do live the term 'Ramblers' in a name...
Saturday, July 04, 2009 @12:27:34 PM
The 'Collard Green Boys' also crossed my mind....
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