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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.
YouTube Link Here↓
Band Song List Here↓
Read some Testimonials about the Blue Plantation Band 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 14 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.
Friday, August 15 - 6:30pm to 9pm
Private Party @ Patriots Point - Mount Pleasant, SC
Saturday, August 23 - 6pm to 7pm
The Ballpark Festival of Beers "21 and Over" - Joe Riley Stadium, Downtown Charleston, SC
Saturday, August 30 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
The Farmers Market in Marion Square (Featuring Rodger Bellow) - Downtown Charleston, SC
Saturday, September 13 - TTBD
Private Wedding (D. DePiper) - West Ashley, SC
Friday, September 19 - 6pm to 9pm
Private Wedding (Paul Eskildsen) - Dwtn Chas, SC
Saturday, September 20 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Private Party - Mount Pleasant, SC
Saturday, October 4 - 5pm to 10pm
Private Wedding (J. Dardin) - Hollywood, SC
Sunday, October 12 - 5pm to 7pm
Private Wedding for the A Southern Ceremony - WadmalawIsland, SC
Saturday, October 18 - 12pm to 4pm
25th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show- Downtown Georgetown, SC (Open to the Public)
Sunday, October 19 - 3pm to 7pm
Private Event @ Hamlin Plantation - Mt. Pleasant, SC
Saturday, October 25 - 3pm to 3:45pm
2nd Annual Edisto Island Bluegrass Festival at West Bank Plantation, Edisto Island, SC
Sunday, October 26 - 1pm to 4pm
Private Event for the Charleston Museum - James Island, SC
Here is but a taste of the music we play. Come see us live to get a true feel of the band!
*Spanish Moss (original)
*Pickin' on Bill (original)
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