The Boxcars/The Skip Cherryholmes Quintet/The Chapmans (#1704)

Performances from the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville feature IBMA 2012 Instrumental Group of the Year The Boxcars, rising star Skip Cherryholmes and his quintet, and first-generation family group The Chapmans.


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Jubilee

This episode of Jubilee features three groups that performed at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.

The five members of The Boxcars have been part of well-known bluegrass groups such as Alison Krauss & Union Station, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Blue Moon Rising and others. The group is the IBMA 2012 Instrumental Group of the Year, and in 2011, the band was named the IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year.

The Boxcars' set at Fan Fest includes, among other songs, “Head Over Heels,” “Girl I Love Don’t Pay Me No Mind” and “I’m Over You.”

Members of The Boxcars are John R. Bowman on fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocals; Keith Garrett on guitar and vocals; Harold Nixon on bass; Adam Steffey on mandolin and vocals; and Ron Stewart on banjo, fiddle and vocals.

The Skip Cherryholmes Quintet is a bluegrass band out of Raleigh, N.C., that is led by Cherryholmes, a five-time Grammy nominee and the 2005 IBMA Entertainer of the Year.

Members of The Skip Cherryholmes Quintet are Gena Britt on banjo, guitar and vocals; Molly Cherryholmes on fiddle; Skip Cherryholmes on guitar and vocals; Chris Harris on mandolin and vocals; and Beth Lawrence on bass.

Based out of Ozark, Mo., the family group The Chapmans performs a mix of Americana, bluegrass and acoustic country music that appeals to audiences of all ages. In 2002, the band won the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year award.

The Chapmans feature Bill Chapman on banjo; Jason Chapman on bass and vocals; Jeremy Chapman on mandolin and vocals; and John Chapman on guitar and vocals.

This program was recorded at: 2012 IBMA Fan Fest