Here is a sneak-listen to Crandall Creek's new single "This Heart" that will soon be released in 2020
(Lilli Gadd-Lead Vocals, Bass / Kathy Wigman Lesnock-Harmony Vocals / Jerry Andrews-Harmony Vocals, Guitar / Dustin Terpenning-Mandolin / Heather Wharton-Fiddle
The Crandall Creek Band's dynamic fusion of folk, bluegrass, and gospel music is not the only thing that plays a factor in their sound, but it's the harmonies and original songs that sets them apart.
Appalachian love, coal mining, to heartfelt spiritual original songs can be caught at every Crandall Creek show.
Their vocals are unique, amazing and so authentic that only a group that creates music by writing, traveling and performing consistently together can create
a sound like them!
Although they are not family, they sound and perform music like family.
Crandall Creek's Bluegrass music is as true as the hills of West Virginia. It doesn't get better than that!
Crandall Creek’s sound is soulful, pure and true, as one would expect coming from the Blueridge mountains. The band’s s Goin’ Down Home features original traditional bluegrass songs that was recorded in West Virginia. They are currently in the studio recording for a debut release in 2020 for their first radio, iTunes, Spotify and Digital distribution.
Spreading the love of music with the spirit of fun with their audience is an honor. Educating people about bluegrass, folk and acoustic music what they know best.
Beyond her years in voice, she is simply amazing and soulful. A recent bass student of Missy Raines, she is well on her way to being a household name in the music industry. (Vocals, Upright Bass, Mandolin)
West Finley, PA
A hidden treasure in songwriting and a powerhouse vocalists. Kathy is considered one of the most unique vocalists in the Appalachian mountains. Her sound is pure and honest and of her own, (Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar)
Dustin is no stranger to the industry, he has travelled with one of the pioneers of traditional bluegrass music, Melvin Goins. Multi-instrumentalists and a history teacher, he adds his style of Bluegrass Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar to Crandall's Creek's sound.
Jerry is a veteran to the music industry and has a strong background in country music. Jerry pours his talents into the song arrangements, writing and business details as well. Jerry has paid his dues and offers experience to the sound of the group.
(Founder of the band Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Songwriter/Arranger)
The band collaborates and records at Jamie Peck Productions in Wheeling, WV with an established award-winning composer, producer and engineer, Jamie Peck.
He has written music for ABC, HBO, Showtime, and TV Land, Action League Now and various television shows. Jamie is also a multi-instrumentalists that has a long list of collaborations.
Together in the studio the Jamie and the band are able to create a sound of their own. The first project will be available in February of 2020
Heather hails from a 30 acre farm in Ellicott City, Maryland and spent a lot of her time growing up surrounded by music, thanks to her parents and a small local bluegrass dive, The Friendly Inn. She began fiddling at the age of 7 and learned how to read music through the public school system in Howard County, Maryland. She is a graduate of River Hill High School and has spent some time in college, studying Nursing, Pre-OTA and general studies. She aspires to become a NICU nurse and plans to reach that career goal in the near future.
Currently residing in the beautiful mountainous region of the state, she is a Mom of two girls, CNA, and freelance musician. She won the 2010 Maryland State Fiddle Championship after her father and sister talked her into entering a contest for the first time ever. Soon after, she decided to apply for a scholarship at ETSU and was accepted into the Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Program directed by Dan Boner. After spending one year studying under the direction of Adam Steffey and Hunter Better, she gave up the scholarship and moved back to Maryland to start a family.
Aside from music, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, fishing, camping and playing music for the elderly at local nursing homes and adult day care centers. She also plays fiddle with local groups The Fly Birds and Old Towne Strings Band.
Crandall Creek band gives more than just music to our community, the Moundsville, West Virginia-based band also makes a point to donate money from the shows to various deserving charities. Jerry Andrews, the leader of the band decided to take their act of giving a step further when beginning an organization that would support his surrounding community with education and culture.
In 2015, Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, Crandall Creek’s Jerry Andrews (Founder and Executive Director) created 501c3 who’s mission statement is to producing first-rate bluegrass concerts that raise funds for charities and educational workshops to residents of Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and neighboring Ohio. The band Crandall Creek became a driving force behind this foundation through their music.
Here are the many charities that Crandall Creek has supported through the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation:
By booking Crandall Creek at a festival or an event, 20% of the fee is given to a charity that will go 100% for its cause. So the list keeps growing and so does the improvement of our community!