About The Band
Lynwood Lunsford formed this traditional bluegrass band in early 2000. Band members are Lynwood - banjo, Travers Chandler - guitar, Andy Martin - fiddle, and Gary Baird - acoustic bass. The Misty Valley Boys traditional sound is characterized by solid instrumentation, soulful lead singing and tight harmony vocals. The group is enthusiastically received wherever they appear. The nature of band members? ?day jobs? is such that the band can travel anywhere at any time. They will welcome the opportunity to present their clean, professional show at your venue.
Lynwood Lunsford, who lives in Axton, Virginia, has been playing music most of his life and has been in semi-professional and professional bands since 1978. His most notable band gigs were two years with Jimmy Martin, five years with Lost & Found and one year with Sand Mountain. Although he is generally recognized as a hard-driving and tasteful banjo picker, Lynwood is also an accomplished guitarist. In 1998, Sand Mountain recorded the album ?Molly Rose,? HH-1339 on the Hay Holler label. The title cut, written by Lynwood, rose to #9 on the Bluegrass Unlimited chart and remained on the chart 11 months. Lynwood, as an individual, signed with Hay Holler Records in 1999 and recorded an instrumental album, HH-1349, ?Pick Along.? After forming the Misty Valley Boys, the band recorded the album ?A Portrait Of The Blues,? HH-1355, released in November 2000. Gary Baird, the group?s bass player, lives in Berea, Kentucky, and has played with Lynwood in various regional groups over the years. He taught himself how to play the guitar while overseas in the Navy, listening to Seldom Scene tapes. Travers Chandler makes his home in Roxboro, North Carolina and plays guitar and sings lead for The Misty Valley Boys, but knows how to play banjo, mandolin, bass, and autoharp as well. He was also raised in a musical family and taught himself how to play the guitar by listening to records. He has played with several regional bluegrass and country rock bands in the Durham Raleigh region. Andy Martin who hails from Whittier, California, now calls Yanceyville, North Carolina home. He?s the group?s fiddle player as well as singing bass and occasional lead vocals. He started on the fiddle 20 years ago, taking lessons from several fiddle players, including Joe Meadows. Andy has played with a range of bands - from Country and Old-Time to Grunge Rock, including Dean Stoneman & Vintage Grass, Busch Gardens Country Show, a few shows with Buzz Busby, and various Off-Broadway productions.
Lynwood just did the "Bill Monroe Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Bill Monroe's refurbished homeplace in Rosine, KY as a benifit to help with funds to make the Appearance Schedule
Aug 18, 2001 Wheel Inn Campground BGF, Lesley Michigan
Aug 31, 2001 Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland Texas
Sep 1, 2001 Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland Texas
Sept 22, 2001 Arcadia BGF, Upperco Maryland
Oct 6, 2001 Butterwood BGF, Littleton NC