Let us introduce you to Big Cedar, a bluegrass band. Bluegrass is acoustic music with an old time feel to it. It is the perfect listening music for new and exciting entertainment at meetings, picnics and small private parties. Big Cedar can perform with or without a sound system depending on the size of your group.
Big Cedar has been performing locally and at regional festivals since 1992 and consists of five musicians who play banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. The band performs instrumental as well as vocal numbers with three and four part harmony - even some old time gospel. The upbeat bluegrass sound of Big Cedar will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet and the energy of all band members working around one microphone is really fun to watch.
Big Cedar loves to be challenged, so the band hosts a fall and winter concert series at the Still Waters Church in Jackson, WI. Once a month Big Cedar does a concert of all different songs - often themed. Sometimes it is "The Cedar Valley Ranch Hands": with all cowboy songs. Sometimes you will see the "Green Cedar Rovers" with Irish bluegrass. Sometimes it's all Bill Monroe songs, done Big Cedar style. The second set of music at Still Waters Church is very often all audience requests.
Well, you get the picture. Big Cedar has fun and you will too.
Introducing the band members:
Jim Burch - Jim plays banjo, dobro, guitar and mandolin and sings baritone
and lead with the band. Jim has been playing in bands over the
past twenty years and he really knows his way around stringed instruments.
Steve Dekker - Steve played bass with the band Alive and Pickin'. He provides
the driving beat essential to every bluegrass band
Tim Dekker - Tim also played with Alive and Pickin'. He plays fiddle with
Big Cedar and sings leads, tenor and baritone. Tim's electrifying
fiddle style adds interest to Big Cedars sound.
Marty Burch - Marty plays rhythm guitar and sings lead or tenor. She has been
playing in bands since the 1960's and her vocals round out the
sound with an interesting variety.
Keith (Peachy) Keehn - Keith plays mandolin, guitar and sings leads and harmonies.
He has been playing music in the area for several years as well as performing in
local community plays. Keith (Peachy) really adds some "character" to the band.
Together, these folks form Big Cedar, and they have fun - you will too!
If you are interested in a different kind of musical entertainment for your next event, try
Big Cedar for great bluegrass music.
For information, bookings, CDs, call:
Marty Burch (262)-338-6954 or Keith Keehn (262) 338-0538