Nashville based, Williamson Branch, is a
high energy, high steppin show that features a fine-tuned variety
of bluegrass, gospel and country music, accentuated by world class
Appalachian clog dancing. As Pinecastle recording artists, this family
fills every performance with memorable moments of love and laughter.
In recent years audiences from Canada to the Cayman Islands, Maine
to the Mexican border have thrilled to the soaring vocal harmonies
and sparkling personalities of Williamson Branch!
Kevin Williamson, recently nominated for Bluegrass
Entertainer of the Year, has been playing music professionally for
35+ years. He has worked with the bluegrass bands, Glenn Duncan &
Phoenix, Dave Evans & River Bend, The Country Gentlemen, and Farm
Hands Quartet. Kevin was also a founding member of Redwing and Shadow
Ridge. He provides Williamson Branch with driving rhythm guitar, Bluegrass
Award winning & Grammy-nominated songwriting expertise, and lonesome
lead & harmony vocals. Kevin says one of his most memorable musical
experiences was playing guitar and singing with The Father of Bluegrass,
Bill Monroe in the early 90's, in a small club near Nashville. "Monroe
did a guest spot most Wednesdays. As young, long-haired picker, I
sang with him there many times. But, one night, as I finished a song
he grinned at me and said, 'You sing purty good there, boy.' to which
I replied, 'Thank you Mr. Monroe.' He then said, 'you might have to
come play the guitar with me.' I smiled and said, I might just cut
my hair and come do that.' He grinned again and said, 'I'll cut it
for ya!' The crowed then roared with delight."
Debbie Williamson has been performing for
almost 20 years. Also a founding member of the band, Shadow Ridge,
Debbie brings sweet lead & harmony vocals to Williamson Branch,
along with her solid mandolin rhythm. The Baltimore Sun described
her voice as, "cool and sweet as a mountain stream", and
they were right. Debbie was also born to play the role of momma,and
she does it well, shepherding her children at home and on the road.
She fervently believes that 99% of the problems within the human condition
can be cured by water - either sitting beside it or drinking it. The
other 1%, according to Debbie, are easily dealt with by drinking Gatorade.
Melody Williamson is a fiddle & singing
phenomenon at 18 years-old. She (as with the other Williamson girls)
has been performing on stage since she was two. Her original song,
There's No Country Here, has over half a million views on several
internet sites and climbed to #15 on the independent country radio
charts. Melody is now an alum of the International Bluegrass Music
Associations, Kids on Bluegrass and she's also listed in the honorary
group, Tomorrow's Bluegrass Stars. Her voice has a beautiful quality
that is a rare gift in one so young. Melody has won many awards for
both her fiddling and her dancing. She was also voted by the other
members of Williamson Branch as, Most Likely to Sleep Through a Hurricane.
Kadence Williamson, at 15, sings the harmonies that are too high for
anyone else in Williamson Branch. She is also a marvelous bass player.
Her ukelele bass, or Ubass, is the ideal size for her. With her bass,
she provides the perfect punch for the group she's a champion clog
dancer, Kadence is one of about twenty youth from across the nation
to be featured in the International Bluegrass Music Association's,
Kids on Bluegrass showcase and she is also a member of the honorary
group Tomorrow's Bluegrass Stars. Kadence' primary gift is her ability
to meet people one on one. Often at her concerts, you can find Kadence
minding the merchandise table, using that gift. When she grows up,
Kadence would like to work with animals. For now, she just collects
cats - at one time she had 10.
Caroline Williamson is 8. She can already
play the fiddle, clog-dance and she has been singing harmony since
she was 3. Lately Caroline has been winning audiences with her sassy
version of Loretta Lynn's, You Ain't Woman Enough. Also a member of
Tomorrow's Bluegrass Stars, Caroline has been playing Ukulele lately
for Williamson Branch. Additionally, she plans to learn to play mandolin
and guitar but her official job description with the band is, show