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Big Cedar Bluegrass Band

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Let us introduce you to Big Cedar, a bluegrass band. Bluegrass is acoustic music with an old time feel to it. It is the perfect listening music for new and exciting entertainment at meetings, picnics and small private parties. Big Cedar can perform with or without a
sound system depending on the size of your group.

Big Cedar has been performing locally and at regional festivals since 1992 and consists of five musicians who play banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. The band performs instrumental as well as vocal numbers with three and four part harmony - even some old time gospel. The upbeat bluegrass sound of Big Cedar will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet.

Jim Burch - Jim plays banjo, dobro, guitar and mandolin and sings baritone
and lead with the band. Jim has been playing in bands over the
past twenty years and he really knows his way around stringed

Steve Dekker - Steve played bass with the band Alive and Pickin'. He provides
the driving beat essential to every bluegrass band

Tim Dekker - Tim also played with Alive and Pickin'. He plays fiddle with
Big Cedar and sings leads, tenor and baritone. Tim's electrifying
fiddle style adds interest to Big Cedars sound.

Marty Burch - Marty plays rhythm guitar and sings lead or tenor. She has been
playing in bands since the 1960's and her vocals round out the
sound with an interesting variety.

Keith (Peachy) Keehn - Keith plays mandolin, guitar and sings leads and harmonies.
He has been playing music in the area for several years as well
as performing in local community plays. Keith (Peachy) really
adds some "character" to the band.
Together, these folks form Big Cedar, and they have fun - you will too!
If you are interested in a different kind of musical entertainment for your next event, try
Big Cedar for great bluegrass music.
Milwaukee Live Entertainment highly recomends  Big Cedar Bluegrass for your wedding, festival or corporate event.

Song List

Coal Tattoo
Dueling Banjos
Voice in the Wilderness
Blue Ridge
Down in the Valley To Pray
Little Rosewood Casket
Moonlight on the Blue Ridge
Old Slewfoot
Wabash Cannonball
I'll Take Back My Wedding Rings
Train 45/Orange Blossom Special
Who Will Sing For Me
Bed by the Window
Uncle Pen
East Virginia Blues
The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore
Miles & Miles of Texas
Big Cedar Breakdown
Love of the Mountains
6 White Horses
Angel Band
Back to Hancock County
A Lover of the Lord
Walking After Midnight
Till The End of The World Rolls Round
Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Ashoken Farewell
Sunny Side of the Mountain
America The Beautiful

Contact Info

Phone: 414-550-2988 

mail: jim@milwaukeelivebands.com