Barr-Williams & Cabin Creek Boys
Since her debut solo release in 1994, Jeanette Williams has become one of the most successful and celebrated women in bluegrass music. Williams leapt onto the national scene in 1999 with her Doobie Shea Records release Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime, which spent nine months on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Album Chart. She has received more than 10 award nominations from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, including three wins for Female Vocalist of the Year, plus two IBMA awards and two songwriting awards. Her husband and partner Johnny Williams is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and accomplished guitarist. He has been named Virginia State Champion Male Vocalist, and was the bluegrass division winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 1998 and 1999. Jeanette and Johnny will be joined on stage by well-known Galax. VA banjo picker Stevie Barr (The Mastertones & No Speed Limit) and talented, young, fiddler Daniel Greeson (Rich in Tradition).
Cabin Creek Boys
The Cabin Creek Boys play old-time hillbilly music from the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, performing at area fiddlers’ conventions, festivals, square dances, and other community events. The Cabin Creek Boys have fun entertaining audiences with their style of traditional music that includes old-time hoedown instrumentals, bluegrass songs, two-step numbers and waltzes, and love to make people happy with their music.
The Cabin Creek Boys are:
Led by multi-instrumentalist husband and wife duo Chris and Erika Testerman, the band also includes Jackson Cunningham (guitar), Trish Kilby Fore (banjo), and Jerry Steinberg (bass).