Video posted from the Isis Show on 7/29/14
Thanks Doug Hudson
-Branson Raines on Fiddle
Blue Wheel Drive
Blue Wheel Drive is a high energy, hard driving bluegrass band that is based out of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. The band is keeping the future of bluegrass music alive with hot instrumental playing and tight harmony singing inspired by the traditional music stylings of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Moore,and the Stanley Brothers.
Formed around the vibrant Asheville music scene, Blue Wheel Drive's lineup consists of the heartfelt lead singer Rob Sine playing guitar, talented multi-instrumentalist and singer Sav Sankaran on the Upright Bass and Vocals, CMH Records recording artist Rudi Ekstein playing mandolin and singing baritone, and Mills River, NC native, Andrew Blythe with his powerful vocals playing the 5-string Banjo.
2013 brought new excitement for Blue Wheel Drive. After various Blue Wheel Drive shows, ten-time Grammy Award winning fiddle legend Bobby Hicks was drawn to the band’s sound and energy. The world renowned fiddle player started sitting in, and Bobby Hicks & Blue Wheel Drive began booking and collaborating on several bluegrass concerts in Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountain area. Bobby Hicks & Blue Wheel Drive have been expanding their act together performing concerts and festivals in the Southeast and the Midwest.
Blue Wheel Drive is currently booking for concerts, music festivals and private events in and around the greater Southeast.
Friday August 15
Sunday September 7
The Altapass Orchard
Saturday September 13
Saturday September 20
Maggie Valley, NC
Saturday October 11
Come see Rob and Andrew every Friday (except for dates listed below) at the Gamekeeper's Tavern in Sapphire Valley from now until October 31.