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Cherryholmes Family Band Live at IBMA Awards 2007

Cherryholmes Family Band Live at IBMA Awards 2007

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Description of Cherryholmes' Music:

Bluegrass

Comparisons:

J.D. Crowe & The New South, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Carter Family and Alison Krauss could all be compared to the Cherryholmes family band style of music. They also toss in a little Irish step dancing, just to round it all out.

Recommended CDs by Cherryholmes:

Cherryholmes (Skaggs Family, 2005) Compare Prices
Cherryholmes II (Skaggs Family, 2007) Compare Prices

Cherryholmes is:


Jere Cherryholmes - upright bass, vocals
Sandy Lee Cherryholmes - mandolin, vocals, yodeling
Cia Leigh Cherryholmes - banjo, vocals
B.J. Cherryholmes - fiddle, vocals
Skip Cherryholmes - guitar, vocals
Molly Kate Cherryholmes - fiddle, vocals

Cherryholmes Bio:

After initially meeting at church, Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes married and started a family where they lived outside of Los Angeles, Calif. When they lost their oldest daughter to heart failure, they took their other children to a bluegrass festival, where they decided to start a band.

That was 1999, and most of the family began playing their instruments for the first time. By 2005, they had been named the Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA Awards. Since then, they've earned numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and have tried their hand at various forms of bluegrass music—from gospel to Irish folk dancing. They've released two CDs on Skaggs Family Records, including 2007's Cherryholmes II, with five CDs in all.

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