Formed in 1983, Willow Branch is composed of five talented musicians whose close relationship and love of their music is evident in each performance and song…a driving rhythm complemented with tight harmonies and keen instrumentation.
Accented by a neat, clean-cut appearance, Willow Branch presents an energetic, family-style show that has won the admiration of their fans and the respect of fellow musicians and critics alike.
Willow Branch has received 33 awards from the prestigious Virginia Folk Music Association, including twice being honored with the VFMA's highly coveted award for 'Best Bluegrass Band', and have performed at countless music festivals, public venues, and private events throughout the east coast of the United States.
Highlight performances by Willow Branch include appearances at the world famous Grand Ole Opry on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; on the prime-time CBS television network show 'Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt'; a live performance to an estimated 100 million viewers on the QVC television home shopping network; the Virginia Governor's Mansion in Richmond, VA; the Statler Brothers 'Happy Birthday USA' 4th of July celebration in Staunton, VA; and the distinguished honor of performing at the awards banquet & ceremony for the medal winners of the 1996 U.S. Summer Olympic Team.
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With kind regards,
Gayle, Robert, Doug, Frankie, Ted
~ Willow Branch ~
One of Hank Williams' most covered songs.
The classic bluegrass fiddle tune. A fan favorite!
A song of inspiration written and sung by Doug McDonald.