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"Bluegrass at the Hanger"
Edgar Loudermilk’s signature voice, bass skills, and songwriting are a family tradition for
this Louvin Brothers’ descendant. Loudermilk’s distinctive and powerful vocals cut to the heart of a song, while also winning over audiences with his friendly, down-home style. Having experienced a long tenure of performing, including several industry awards, with IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent, and Marty Raybon, in 2015 he stepped out forming his own band with the highly-acclaimed guitarist, Jeff Autry. The Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry recently released their new single “It’s a Way of Life That Stands the Test of Time” from their upcoming CD on Pinecastle Records. This latest single, penned by Loudermilk and Wayne Benson of IIIrd Tyme Out, has received fantastic audience response during the band’s live performances on their coast-to-coast tour.
While the band's vocal arrangements meld together like a tightly woven tapestry, the musicianship on this newest project is spot on. Guitarist Jeff Autry’s stellar innovation comes as no surprise. Jeff Autry toured 14 years internationally with the John Cowan Band. In addition, he’s performed and toured with Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, the Lynn Morris Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Travelin’ McCourys.
On mandolin is the highly accomplished Zack Autry, son of Jeff Autry. While the instrument may be different than what his father plays, Zack’s attention to detail and precision is evidence that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Zack picked up the mandolin when he was 8 years old and has since been lighting up stages ever since with his musicianship.
Rounding out the group on banjo is the very talented and musically diverse, Curtis “Bum” Bumgarner, who recently joined the band’s live shows and cross country tour. Bumgarner’s banjo style easily adapts from hard-driving traditional bluegrass to the swing tunes the band showcases in their live performances. Curtis has quickly become a crowd favorite.
The Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry is a fan favorite and is available for booking. Visit www.edgarloudermilk.com for additional information or follow the band on their Facebook at Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry.
Zellie's Opry House Productions & Promotions was delighted to partner with the sound team of GBS Productions and several of the finest festivals and talented artists to host the GBS Productions Showcase at the SPBGMA Convention on February 2 & 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Some of the best new talent on the bluegrass circuit, entertained nightly.
A highlight of the showcase for musicians and bands was the "Event Promoter Meet & Greet." This gave musicians and bands the chance to meet, network, and share their press kits with numerous festivals.
Zellie’s Opry House
Productions & Promotion
GBS Productions' SPBGMA Showcase
Zellie's Opry House Productions & Promotion is proud to represent the
Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry
Musicians Brad & Lori Lambert (Zellie's "Old Fashioned Opry Show" cast members) host a variety of bluegrass events at their Wapakoneta, Ohio, venue. Zellie's Granddaughter--"Miss Minnie"-- is scheduled to appear!
These gentlemen believed in The Zellie's Opry House musical dream, before we ever opened our doors. Always a House favorite and forever ours! They sing, they pick, and they always entertain! Great music blended with a little laughter and a whole lot of fun from the "good time guys!"
Multi-Instrumentalist & Educator
--Denison University, B.A. in Music Performance
--New England Conservatory, Master’s Degree in
Contemporary Improvisation, studying privately under
the late, great John McGann.
Hayes currently resides in West Michigan is available for performances; in addition, he is a highly-acclaimed music instructor and currently has openings for private lessons. In addition, Hayes is the Station Manager at WYCE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.