Welcome to BluePlantation.com home of Charleston, SC's Premier Bluegrass, Irish, Jazz, & Swing Band!
Proudly Serving the Charleston South Carolina Area for 16 Years!
Welcome to BluePlantation.com
NEW!!!! Interested in having the Blue Plantation Band play your wedding ceremony, reception, or dinner rehearsal? WATCH the band perform a few songs that could be your next wedding event at the following link below on YouTube. *Also listed is a Blue Plantation Band songlist in PDF format so you can see their diverse repertoire of music styles.
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Band Song List Here↓
Read some Testimonials about the Blue Plantation Band Here↓
Read some reviews about the band on the weddingwire here↓
Read a great review of the band in the Charleston City Paper at the following link! Blue Plantation Band a Decade of Bluegrass
Blue Plantation is an acoustic string band with a diverse variety of authentic musical styles. These styles include Bluegrass, Irish, Folk, Country, Swing, and Jazz. They have created their own niche market and specialize in Wedding Ceremonies, Dinner Rehearsals, Oyster Roasts, Pig Pickins, Corporate Events, Festivals, Private Parties, Family Functions, and Local Music Venues.
The band is made up of four musicians with a wide background of musical experience and a high level of expertise. The band is hard-working and has been performing together for 16 years in the Charleston, SC area.
Charleston, South Carolina is a modern day cultural melting pot, which leaves Blue Plantation with the opportunity to serve up the musical main course for Charlestonians and tourists alike.
About the Band:
There's always four of us, but you might not see the same bassist with us every night. We are very lucky to have access to the finest bassists in Charleston, and we take full advantage!
Allan Thompson - Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, Harmonica, Vocals
From Windsor, North Carolina via a twenty-year stint in Nashville, Tennessee, Allan is the lead singer, front man, and multi-instrumentalist for Blue Plantation. Allan plays the 5-string banjo, dobro, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. His main musical influences are Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Josh Graves, Kevin Burke and Charlie McCoy. Allan brings a commercial edge to the band from his vast experience on the road with major country artists and the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as a sideman.
Allan is the founder and owner of Thompson Moisture Control, LLC, which provides crawl space dehumidification services and more to the greater Charleston, SC area.
Aaron Gdovicak - Guitar
From Amherst, Ohio Aaron is Blue Plantations number one guitar man. With his vast knowledge of rhythmic patterns, chords, and music training, Aaron lays up a solid wall of sound and brings a blues/jazzy sound to the band. Some of Aaron's major influences include Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, David Grier, Bryan Sutton, David Grisman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Hendrix, Brent Mason, Mike Dowling, Tony Rice, Clarence White, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Eric Johnson, and Russ Barenberg. Aaron graduated from Bowling Green State University as a Bachelor of Science in Technology and is currenlty working for the City of Charleston.
David Vaughan - Mandolin, Vocals
David is originally from Greenwood, South Carolina and currently resides on Johns Island. He is a graduate of The Citadel class of 2000, and he brings to the table a rich tenor voice combined with a wonderful rhythmic style of his own on the mandolin. David has played with many local bands over the past decade and has learned a great deal about Charleston's music scene. He is influenced by many great musicians of all music styles from rock to jazz, but mostly by virtuoso mandolinist David Grisman, and therefore brings forth the element of "Dawg" music.
David currently works for the City of Charleston.
Roman Pekar - Bass
Hailing all the way from St. Peterburg, Russia, Roman is a highly trained musician who specializes in the bass. He is a classical mastermind, and performs with the Charleston Symphany Orchestra. Roman is Blue Plantation's origional bassist, and is our number one go-to man on the bass. He has mastered virtually all styles of music on the bass, and we are very lucky to have him.
Saturday, April 2 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Private Event @ The Royal American - Downtown Charleston, SC
Friday, April 8 - Time to be Determined
Private Event - (East Coast Ent.)
Friday, April 15 - 6pm to 9pm
Private Event (J. Blair) - West Ashley, SC
Friday, April 29 - 6pm to 9pm
Private Wedding Event (Fat Cat) - Kiawah Island, SC
Saturday, May 7 - Time to be Determined
Private Wedding (E. Washburn) - Mount Pleasant, SC
Friday, May 13 - Time to be Determined
Private Rehearsal Dinner (S. Figueroa) - Downtown Charleston, SC
Friday, May 20 - 7pm to 11pm
Private Rehearsal Dinner (Wiet/Tannon) - Downtown Charleston, SC
Here are a couple songs written by the band.
*Spanish Moss (original)
*Pickin' on Bill (original)
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