Welcome to BluePlantation.com! Home of Charleston, SC's Premier Bluegrass (and more) Band!

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.

YouTube Link Here↓

***Click Here to Watch Wedding Ceremony Youtube Clips

Band Song List Here↓

***Click Here to View The Blue Plantation Band SONG LIST in PDF Format***

Read some Testimonials about the Blue Plantation Band Here↓

*** Click Here for Testimonials in PDF Format***

Read some reviews about the band on the weddingwire here↓

*** Click Here for some reveiews of the band at The WeddingWire.com***

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!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

January 2015

Saturday, January 24 - 6pm to 9pm
Private Event for the Air Force 701st Flying Squadrin - Daniel Island, SC

February 2015

Friday, February 6 - 6pm to 9pm
Private Event for Ashley Hall Faculty and Staff - Downtown Charleston, SC

Wednesday, February 11 - 5:30pm to 7pm
Wild Game Banquet for East Cooper Baptist Church - Mount Pleasant, SC

Saturday, February 21 - 4pm to 7pm
Private Event (M. Murphy) - Dwtn Chas, SC

March 2015

Friday, March 13 - 7pm to 10pm
Private Event AIA/CSI Oyster Roast - Mount Pleasant, SC

Sunday, March 15 - 2pm to 2:30pm
Private Wedding Ceremony (T. Nielson) - Mount Pleasant, SC

Sunday, March 15 - 3pm to 7pm
Private Wedding Reception (T. Nielson) - Mount Pleasant, SC

Tuesday, March 17 - 3pm to 4:30pm
Private Event (Somerby) Aaron Allan Duo - Mount Pleasant, SC

April 2015

Saturday, April 11 - 3:30pm to 5pm
Private Wedding for ( E. McAllister) - Edisto Beach, SC

Saturday, April 11 - 6pm to 9pm
Private Event for Edisto Museum - Edisto Island, SC

May 2015

Friday, May 1 - 7pm to 9pm
Frothy Beard Brewing Company for The North Charleston Arts Festival (Open to the Public) - North Charleston, SC

 

Sample Tunes:

Here is but a taste of the music we play. Come see us live to get a true feel of the band!

*Salty Dog Blues

*Spanish Moss (original)

*Shady Grove

*Lonesome Fiddle Blues

*Pickin' on Bill (original)

*Take the A Train

Links:

Please visit our friend's sites, including our personal businesses, and some of the venues we play.

Thompson Moisture Control, LLC

Carolina Guardian Home Inventory Services, LLC

Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ

The Charleston Pour House

The Morgan Creek Grill

FarmJazz.com

Smokey Oak Tap Room