"Ain't No Grave" GOES TO #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Gospel Chart! 2/2/2018
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Five Stars for "Spirits" from ROOTS MUSIC REPORT!
"Wilson Banjo Co. A band of well-seasoned musicians has their first release behind them showcasing the incredible talents of this band. Garnering significant airplay, if you have not heard of them you surely will. Superb instrumentally and great vocals make this band a pleasure. Traditional and fresh new bluegrass done just like it should be. I expect this band to become a favorite of bluegrass lovers everywhere."
Wisconsin Joe Stutzman, HEARTLAND BLUEGRASS, The Bluegrass Jamboree
"Since having been introduced to Steve Wilson and his body of work I was immediately impressed! And with the production of the new "Wilson Banjo Co." latest project hearing the tones and sounds of yesteryear with an edge of the future! This project no doubt will appeal to many! Congratulations WBC!!"
-Jeff Brown, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome
Personnel in Wilson Banjo Co. include Steve Wilson on banjo, Joey Newton on guitar, Sarah Logan on fiddle, Dustin Norris on Mandolin, and John Goad on bass with each member contributing on vocals. As a performing band, they endeavor to deliver an energetic display of traditional bluegrass music, backed by the notorious drive that Wilson Banjo Co. fans have come to know and love. Their humor and entertaining banter on stage reflects a level of cohesiveness and professionalism not easily attained by young bands.
WILSON BANJO CO.
Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving Bluegrass band from South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, Banjo picker & Master Luthier. Steve not only picks the banjo but builds Custom Wilson Banjo's and performs Vintage Guitar Repairs & Restoration. The band was initially formed to promote the custom banjo's but has since taken on a life of it's own as well and we sure hope you like what they do.
As a performing band, they set out to deliver an energetic display of traditional bluegrass music, backed by the notorious drive that Wilson Banjo Co. fans have come to know and love. Their humor and entertaining banter on stage reflects a level of cohesiveness and professionalism not easily attained by young bands. The evolution of Wilson Banjo Co. has truly come full circle and it seems all of the patience and hard work put into trying to make sure things were done right, are paying off.
Wilson Banjo Co. is releasing their album Spirits in the Hills on Bonfire Records on Friday, October 27th. The first single from the album "Ain't No Grave" has already been playing on the radio and a music video for the track is available today. Bonfire's mission is to develop American roots music artists.
"Wilson Banjo Co. is an ideal first artist for Bonfire Records," says Matt Hood from Bonfire, "the band's instrumental talent lives up to it's name with well known luthier Steve Wilson leading the charge. Sarah Logan's vocals haunt like a bird in the night and listeners might wonder why more bluegrass bands don't have alto lead singers. In addition, fans will appreciate the vocal variety on the album with four other band members also contributing on lead."
Radio is already getting behind the band's new single. PraiseFM's John Sentell said, "I have never before known of a band who can create a crisp sound, not only in the shop with their instruments, but also in the studio with their album. The Wilson Banjo Co. will give you traditional bluegrass with their Wilson Banjo instruments and their Wilson Banjo album. You'll want to add both to your collection!"
"Spirits in the Hills" receives a stellar review from The Bluegrass Standard
Wilson Banjo Co to Bonfire Recording Company
Posted on By John Curtis Goad
Last month, Pinecastle Records announced the opening of the label’s own recording studio, known as Bonfire Recording Studio, in their home base of Piedmont, South Carolina. Along with that studio comes a new label imprint known as Bonfire Recording Company, the mission of which is to develop artists of all genres based in and around upstate South Carolina, particularly the Greenville area. The first band signed to the label is Wilson Banjo Co., a traditionally-leaning bluegrass group headed up by banjo player (and builder) Steve Wilson.
Wilson is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to bluegrass music, splitting his time between building custom banjos, performing vintage guitar restoration, working as a recording engineer, assisting his wife Melanie with bluegrass publicity company Wilson Pickins Promotions, and of course, performing with Wilson Banjo Co. Wilson released an EP with several musician friends last year, partially as a way to promote his custom banjos, but ended up organizing a full-fledged band when the EP began to attract radio attention. The group now also consists of Joey Newton (guitar), Sarah Logan (fiddle), Brandon Couch (mandolin), Dylan Armour (dobro), and Rob Walker (bass).
Bonfire Records has signed Upstate South Carolina bluegrass band Wilson Banjo Co. Their first full-length album Spirits in the Hills will be released in October. Bonfire’s mission is to develop American roots music artists and artists local to the Greenville, SC area.
Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving Bluegrass band from South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, Banjo picker & Master Luthier. Steve not only picks the banjo but builds custom Wilson banjo’s, performs vintage guitar repairs and restoration, is part of the team at Wilson Pickins Promotions, and is an engineer at Bonfire Recording Studio. The band was initially formed to promote Steve’s custom banjos but has since expanded well beyond that role when their debut EP attracted a surprising amount of attention after its initial release to radio.
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Music Charts Magazine® Proudly Presents Wilson Banjo Company – New Business Discovery for March 2016
Looking for a “New” music company to check out?
Check out this Music Charts Magazine® “NEW BUSINESS DISCOVERY” Interview with “Wilson Banjo Co” and be prepared to be excited knowing the American dream of owning a business lives on. New businesses in the USA must be supported by the American people to succeed so check out the Wilson Banjo Company in upstate South Carolina today.
After you listen to this great radio interview posted below of “Wilson Banjo Company” we are sure you will be glad you found this “New Business Discovery” and enjoy hearing how others succeed in their life path.
Wilson Banjo picks up Dale Perry
Posted on By John Lawless, BLUEGRASS TODAY
Dale has a long history in bluegrass music including a stint with the original Bluegrass Cardinals, some time with the early Lonesome River Band, and several years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. His hard-driving banjo playing is well-regarded throughout bluegrass music, as are his skills as a bass singer and a studio engineer.
And now Wilson Banjo in South Carolina has brought Perry on as an endorser. Dale is playing one of Steve Wilson’s Guardian models and says that it suits him just fine.
“The most attention grabbing feature of the Wilson custom banjo was the TONE. Everyone searches for the ‘pre-war’ banjo tone and the Wilson banjo delivers it perfectly! The craftsmanship and style was an immediate fit for me. I love the simplicity of it. The greatest surprise was how lightweight the banjo is and it makes playing shows so much easier with the Wilson than all the heavier models I have played in the past. The banjo provides me with the TOTAL package that I have searched for. I am proud to attest to the beautiful, yet simple features, lightweight feeling and most of all, that ‘pre-war’ tone of the Wilson custom banjo!” - Dale Perry
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