"The Jefferson County Bluegrass Band brings together some
of the most accomplished area veterans of bluegrass music” (Southern Wisconsin
Bluegrass Music Association newsletter). Firmly footed in the basic structures,
techniques and traditions of bluegrass music, they bring to it their own unique
sound. All members are accomplished singers and share the duties. Solid
musicianship and tight harmonies have been the source for the band’s success.
The Jefferson County Bluegrass Band performs at fairs, festivals, club venues,
special events and celebrations throughout the Midwest.
Chris Falkner (banjo, vocals) is a clean, hard-driving
picker, and adds a nice balance to the vocals. Doug Hodge (guitar, vocals) has a
strong, solid style to his guitar playing and is known for his deep baritone
voice. Dale Ward (mandolin, fiddle, Dobro, vocals) contributes great energy to
the band with his musicianship and handles a big share of the lead vocal work.
Brian Cate (bass, vocals) keeps the band firmly grounded with his solid bass
playing, and adds a great deal to the band with his dynamic vocals. Chris, Doug,
Dale and Brian all have a great sense of devotion to bluegrass music. They
respect its history and are trying to promote a solid place for it in the