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Rasher Tierney Video

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Manatee River Band at Ezra’s Cafe

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Bryce Thompson-Dobro/Vocals

Bryce Thompson Dobro player Bryce Thompson adds another layer of sound that seems to expand the sound that was already there. Bryce was born in 1967 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey he plays dobro, guitar, and bass. His eclectic style … Continue reading

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Victoria Ginty Vocals/Mandolin/Fiddle

Lead and Harmony Vocals /mandolin/fiddle/guitar Victoria has performed with several bands throughout Florida and including Blue Angel which performed across the Country.  Additionally, Victoria has recorded numerous Projects and Music videos for two labels.  She was last signed by BMG … Continue reading

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Rich Ziffen-Banjo

Rich Ziffen – Banjo Banjo player, Rich Ziven has been performing bluegrass music for over 30 years. Beginning his musical career in the band Union Hill originating in Wisconsin, Union Hill was awarded 1st place in the bluegrass band contest, … Continue reading

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John Moody Guitar/Vocals

John Moody – Guitar In 1976 John formed the Wooden Nickel Band with an old high school friend to perform with the Polk County Bicentennial Touring Medicine Show. The group played county fairs and bicentennial events across the State of … Continue reading

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Past Performances

January 23rd- Manatee County Fair 3-4pm and 5-6pm February 20th-Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival-11am February 27th-South Florida Museum Benefit 4-8pm March 4th- The Back Alley-Bradenton Beach-6:30-9:30pm March 18th- Ezra Cafe- Bradenton-7-10pm May 26th-Ezra Cafe-Bradenton-7-10pm June 5th- WSLR Bluegrass Benefit 7:30 pm-Sarasota … Continue reading

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Doug Henderson Bass/Vocals

Doug’s interest in music began with his Mother playing piano at their home and church, as well as his Dad’s huge collection of country: Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Merl Haggard. His guitar playing started with the Beatles era, resulting in … Continue reading

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Bruce Hill Banjo/Vocals

Bruce started playing banjo in the mid 70′s with a band in Virginia called Bluegrass Construction Company. He moved to Greensboro, NC in 1980 and began playing with Southern Comfort. They made an album in 1984 and he stayed with … Continue reading

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