Music from 2011
Frontline Bluegrass was formed to help promote bluegrass and acoustic music in southwest Florida. Originally this was to promote Bluegrass Saturday Night by adding another band to perform and open for bigger name groups. One of the groups was called The Fleas, so to balance things out they named their band "Frontline." Frontline Bluegrass is sometimes called Ghinko Biloba or Dimensia Blue.
Mike Batten - mandolin and vocals
John Hisler- fiddle and vocals
Russ Morrison - guitar & vocals
Julian Stokes- banjo, guitar & vocals
Robbie Wooster- bass_
The BugTussle Ramblers blends traditional style bluegrass and songs with the inspirations that guide bluegrass today. Their energetic show includes a variety of tunes to have your toes tapping and have you humming along. Bob Shea’s guitar assisted good humor, and Karen Batten’s banjo virtuosity are matched by Doug Gerdon’s creative mandolin, Doug Yearling’s solid upright bass, and great singing from their four blended voices in varying combinations. The group has many years of musical performance collectively, and have been playing together for two years. They provide great music, a professional stage presence and an entertaining, energetic show.
Bob Shea - guitar and vocals
Doug Yearling - bass and vocals
Karen Batten - banjo and vocals
Doug Gerdon - mandolin and vocals