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Gene and Gayla Mills 

Gene and Gayla Mills play acoustic Americana---folk tinged with bluegrass and country. With “some of the best organic music you could hope to come across,” the duo features award-winning songs, impressive lead guitar, solid bass fiddle, and smooth harmonies.

Married over twenty seven years and performing together for ten, Gene and Gayla consider it a special pleasure and honor to play at weddings. There is no more memorable an occasion than the day a couple wed, and Gene and Gayla take care in setting the sound backdrop for the couple and their guests.

For the ceremony, they can play a variety of instrumental music, slow or fast paced. For the cocktail hour, their covers range from traditional ballads to the Beatles, Larry Sparks to Bob Dylan, Hot Rize to the Louvin Brothers. “The dynamic between the both of them is just beautiful. It’s a sweet thing to watch.” (Karen Atkinson, WHAN radio).

Gene and Gayla have played at the Oak Grove Folk Festival, the Crozet Music Festival, the Richmond Irish Festival, the Nashville Songwriter’s Festival, and the Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase. 

Gene’s songs, which have won over two dozen awards, tell rich stories, many based on real people--miners, farmers, lovers, and soldiers. His first CD Waiting for Rain garnered nationwide airplay. Gene and Gayla’s second CD If Stones Could Talk reached #5 on the Roots Music Folk Chart and #11 on the Folk DJ chart.

Gene & Gayla Mills


Gene and Gayla Mills’ repertoire Additional Folk/Misc:
Instrumentals for Ceremony: Across the Great divide 
Aragon Mill 
 Bright Blue Eyes Blind Fiddler 
Butcher Boy City of New Orleans 
Cherokee Shuffle  Coat of Many Colors 
Cooley’s Reel  Colleen Malone 
Cuckoo’s Nest  Dream (Everly Brothers)
Dream  Follow the Drinking Gourd 
 The Dying Fire  Early (One Morning)
I’ve Just Seen a Face Good Imitation of the blues
 Jerusalem Ridge  Greenland  
 Midnight on the Water  Harlan 
The North Wind  Last Thing on my mind 
Over the Waterfall Mr. Spaceman 
Red Haired Boy My Baby’s Gone 
Resin the Bow One More Dollar 
Si Bheag Si Mhor Pancho & Lefty 
St Anne’s Reel  Shady Grove
Summertime Small Southern town 
Water is Wide  Summer Wages 
Whiskey Before Breakfast Winter’s Night 
Wild Horses You’re going to make me lonesome (Dylan)
Songs for cocktail hour performances:
Love songs especially suited to weddings: Blue Ridge Mtn Home
The Boys are Back 
Drowning  Cash on the Barrelhead 
Go My Way  Eight More Miles to Louisville
I’ve Just Seen a Face (Beatles) Gold Watch and chain 
Kisses Sweeter than Wine High On a Mountaintop 
Past the Point of Rescue John Deere Tractor 
We Believe in Happy Endings Last Train to Poor Valley
Wild Horses (Rolling Stones) Moonshiner 
Setting the Woods on Fire (Hank Williams) Old Home Place (mentions Charlottesville)
Till the End World Goes Round (I’ll keep on loving you) Old Train  
 A Match (19th cent love poem set to Gene’s music) On and On 
Daytime Stars  West Virginia (You are my home)
Everyday Things 
Milk and Honey  Gene’s originals:
More of You   Anna Mae 
Better Late than Never 
Blue Runway Lights 
Deep Water 
Ghost Town 
Great Divide 
It’s a Miracle 
New Used Heart 
Oregon Hill 
Waiting for Rain 
Working Man’s Hands





Chris Munson
20 South Productions