From the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Willow Branch is a traditional bluegrass band that specializes in providing entertainment at weddings, private parties, corporate functions, and civic events. They have performed at the world famous Grand Ole Opry on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, VA; the Statler Brothers "Happy Birthday USA" 4th of July celebration in Staunton, VA; and to over 30 million viewers via cable and satellite on the QVC television shopping network.
Willow Branch has twice been named "Best Bluegrass Band" in Virginia by the Virginia Folk Music Association and had the honor to perform for the medal winners of the 1996 U.S. Summer Olympic Team. Continually striving to bring their friends and fans a clean, family-style show, Willow Branch will please any audience and enhance any venue. Click here to see the band perform a song.
Willow Branch is:
Eric Spencer - guitar & vocals
Gayle Noble - bass fiddle & vocals
Doug McDonald - mandolin & vocals
Robert Noble - banjo & vocals
Greg Lam or Ted Lawhorn on fiddle when requested
Adele Schaefer ~ November 22nd, 2011 5:22 pm
I wanted to personally say how much I enjoyed your performance on November 12. The blending of voices was beautiful and I was very impressed with Gayle's voice. Thank you for such a professional performance. I look forward to hearing more! Sincerely, Adele Schaefer President Fluvanna Council of the Performing Arts.
Gordon Ragland ~ November 14th, 2011 10:26 am
We had the pleasure of hearing Willow Branch again at the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center on November 12th. These outstanding musicians coupled with their wonderful harmonies provided an absolutely stellar evening of superb entertainment.
Kenneth Newell ~ November 13th, 2011 6:33 pm
Great sounding band. I'm happy for Eric, he is a great musician and song writer. I enjoyed making music with him in Mountain Rhythm. Will be looking for a lot from Willow Branch. God bless you and keep up the great music.
John & Linda Thompson ~ November 6th, 2011 11:54 am
What a great event for Willow Branch to be apart of at the Patrick Henry memorial site. I will be looking for it next year and expect it become more and more popular, as everyone I talked to had a good time. We loved your performance, Gayle and it was nice to meet you. Look forward to seeing you all again. John
Macy Lenox ~ September 26th, 2011 9:41 am
Willow Branch played at a school fundraiser for us, and they were such a wonderful addition to the evening. Their music really set the tone for the evening. The band was just a delight, and their bluegrass music was beautiful and so much fun! Thank you!!