House Band Crooked Pine
Pre-Covid: Playing festivals, weddings, concert houses, house parties, Contra and traditional dances, Crooked Pine has a deep love of mountain music. They are favorites at many regional festivals and venues. They infuse audiences with their energy and excitement at every performance. The band began playing for Folk Camp in the 70's and although not able to play every year have a deep history with the event. Troy Harrison is a very versed musician from Madison Co. NC who adds vocals, banjo, guitar and mandolin to the Crooked Pine sound. Marion Boatwright plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, and sings. Frank McConnell plays guitar, as well as lead and harmony vocals, and Craig Bannerman, plays bass and sings as well. The band has been featured in videos for several area attractions, and remains an active and evolving musical influence in Western North Carolina. They are included the Blue Ridge Music Trails listing of artists. They have released 5 albums that include Americana, Appalachian, original and traditional music.