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Valley Bluegrass Band


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304-413-5883 or 540-505-6647

Pictured left to right front row: Russell Barbour- mandolin & vocals, Eddie Cales- dobro, Loretta Cox-sound, web site & graphics, Larry Cox- guitar lead & back up vocals, Allen Lawson  banjo & vocals & Tommy Crigger-bass  

When band is not performing we can be hired to provide sound for your event.
Contact: Larry or Loretta @ 304-413-5883 or 540-505-6647

Valley Bluegrass is a very talented band featuring: Loretta Cox, Larry Cox, Eddie Cales, Allen Lawson Tommy Crigger and Russell Barber

Loretta Cox  helped to start the band along with her husband Larry in 2005 and has been the sound person ever since. Not only does she run sound for Valley Bluegrass Band, she has also run sound for several other events around the area, Ralph Stanley II, Anthony Mossburg from Columbus Ohio, Tazewell  Bluegrass Festival, Kristen Hamm fund raiser at Camp Creek State Park, Camp Creek State Park Bluegrass Festival, Pocahontas Bluegrass Festival, Cass Scenic Railroad state Park and several other events. Other than the talent of running sound she also does the bands CD's, photo advertising and up keep of the bands website. Loretta makes her home in Lindside, WV.
Larry Cox started the band along with his wife Loretta in 2005. Larry plays guitar and does most of the lead vocals, he also does all the emceeing for the band. Although through the years he has played several different instruments he now just plays the guitar. Larry comes from a musical  family background and he has been playing for about forty-nine years and performs a large number of songs from gospel, country and bluegrass. Larry loves the traditional style of bluegrass and the harmony  associated with the music. Larry played bass for the West Virginia Bluegrass Band in the 1990's. Larry has penned several songs that the band has performed. Larry makes his home in Lindside, WV.
Eddie Cales has been playing music for about 60 years.Eddie plays dobro in the band and is considered to be one of the best traditional style dobro players in the US. Eddie and Larry have been friends for about 35 years and have played a lot of music together. Josh Graves commented on Eddie's dobro playing as the best that he has ever heard. Eddie has played for several bands through the years and spent some time with the West Virginia Bluegrass Connection band in the 1990's. Eddie has recorded two CD's of some of the best dobro music that has ever been played. Eddie makes his home in Sandstone, WV
Allen Lawson- From Gary, WV. retired coal miner been playing bluegrass for 66 years- played many tv, radio etc. shows all the way to Nashville Bluegrass fan fave.
Russell - Plays Mandolinin the band also  on occasion you will hear him singing back-up vocals 
Tommy Crigger- Plays bass in the band