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Carolina Special plays authentic “Carolina-Style” hard-core traditional bluegrass music in the style of Flatt & Scruggs, Jim Eanes, Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. Considered one of the top bluegrass bands in Northern California, the group has extensive performing experience, having appeared at events such as the coveted Grass Valley CBA Father’s Day Festival, as well as many private parties, clubs, special events and concerts.

The Selected by the California Bluegrass Association as a “California Showcase Band” for 2002, John Murphy’s Carolina Special puts on a top quality bluegrass show featuring heartfelt multiple-part harmony singing, interspersed with tasty instrumental licks, all backed by a driving rhythm section.  Their shows are fast paced and engaging utilizing neo-traditional “single microphone” approach.



(415) 244-0709