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Advice On Band Name

Posted by curlyrayfan on Saturday, June 20, 2009

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

Any ideas?



11 comments on “Advice On Band Name”

brya31 Says:
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

bj Says:
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.

http://www.fiddlehangout.com/myhangout/blog.asp?id=2533&blogid=1964

So . . . maybe the Absolutely Bluegrass Band? ;-)

robinja Says:
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...

mudbug Says:
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" ?

fiddlepogo Says:
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

scrubber Says:
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @2:50:37 AM

Somethin' with 'Ramblers' in it would sound tradtional -- Nick Barton and the Carolina Ramblers???

dave

bsed Says:
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!

robinja Says:
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!

David M. Says:
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...

curlyrayfan Says:
Saturday, July 4, 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...

curlyrayfan Says:
Saturday, July 4, 2009 @12:27:34 PM

The 'Collard Green Boys' also crossed my mind....

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