Dismembered Tennesseans keep on pickin’ and grinnin’
The Dismembered Tennesseans have been playing good music together for a long time—for 70 years, in fact! Back in 1945, some McCallie students got together and began singing and playing bluegrass music. Not knowing what their future plans were, they named themselves the “Dismembered Tennesseans” and the name (and the music) stuck.
The band has toured the country and played for local dignitaries, civic groups, charities, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, the Annual Chattanooga Riverbend Festival, the Kennedy Center and all points between.
The band was honored by WTCI-TV in 2009 with the History Makers Award for their excellence in musicianship and their ability to make people who don’t necessarily love Bluegrass music just feel good.
The Dismembered Tennesseans consist of Fletcher Bright on fiddle, Ed “Doc” Cullis on banjo, Laura Walker on upright bass, Bobby Martin on guitar, Don Cassell on mandolin, Brian Blaylock on both banjo and guitar, George Bright on guitar and Ansley Moses on banjo. Yes, three banjo pickers.
The band will be performing as part of the Jon Hamm Performing Arts Series at Covenant College this Tuesday night. The concert is at 7 p.m. with a jam session open to the public preceding at 5 p.m.
The Dismembered Tennesseans
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Brown Memorial Chapel
14049 Scenic Hwy.