Stoney Creek Inn East Peoria

Special Room Rates Available
Feb 28, Mar 1,2, & 3 2019
Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival & Thursday Night GOSPEL Show
14th Annual

Bluegrass 101!

Bluegrass 101

Bluegrass 101 was formed in 1994 by Terry Waldridge and is a hard driving, traditional bluegrass band that enjoys performing for their audience. At the age of 35, Terry began playing bluegrass for the very first time but with his smooth vocals and hard driving guitar playing, you wouldn’t be the wise. Bluegrass 101 will astonish you with their smooth vocal harmony and precise traditional music. “They present a professional image and leave a lasting impression on the audience”. With one foot planted firmly in the past and the other looking toward the future. Bluegrass 101 has shared the stage with some of the most known names in the Bluegrass world, such as, Ricky Skaggs, and Doyle Lawson.

Bluegrass 101 has 6 albums recorded to date and received several awards over the years. In 2003, Bluegrass 101 received 1st place at the “Bluegrass Battle of the Bands” competition at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Terry Waldridge plays rhythm guitar and sings lead, Michael Yount plays bass and sings baritone,Vernon Drury plays banjo, Jim Armstrong plays fiddle and sings tenor, and Mark Royal plays mandolin and sings bass. They entertain at private parties, weddings, bluegrass festivals, concerts, and commercial gatherings.