The Musicians

Brandt & Brenda combine their tight vocals with their solid instrumental work to produce genuine, heart-felt music with a warmth and familiarity that makes them feel like old friends. 
Together, they have performed for over three decades with various bands, including Natural Bridge, Lonesome Night, Katie Lauer, The Comet Bluegrass All-stars, and Wild Carrot.  

Brandt Smith - Banjo, Dobro, Guitar, Vocals
Back before his hair was graying - won the Indiana State Banjo Picking Contest. Since that time he’s woodshedded for countless hours on the dobro. He supports his skill on those two instruments with solid lead and harmony vocals.

Brenda Wolfersberger - String Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Classically trained on piano and bass, - was introduced by Brandt to bluegrass music in 1985. Since then, the bass bow mainly stays in the case!  Brenda also sings lead and harmony vocal, and takes on the rhythm guitar when they play as a duet.

Previous events

Oct20

Music Room Concert with Wild Carrot

Music Room - Indianapolis

We will be joining Wild Carrot as their Roots Band at this long-awaited encore performance at the Music Room in Indianapolis. Social Hour begins at 6pm, Concert begins at 7pm. (Exact address is provided once tickets are purchased.) Space is limited so reserve your tickets now! https://www.reverbnation.com/show/23972687?utm_campaign=HTML5_ShowSchedule_Widget_Details&utm_content=show_details_link&utm_medium=widget

Jul23

Private Party with Wild Carrot

Jun14

Private gig with Wild Carrot

May24

Bluegrass Still at Molly Malones - Covington

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Fun night of Bluegrass with Ma Crow and Shane Gosney.

May18

Bluegrass Still at Brink! with Scott Risner

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Brink Brewing Co, College Hill

Playing music at our favorite neighborhood brewery! Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring your dog! All are welcome.

Appalachian Festival - with Wild Carrot

Coney Island - Main Stage

We will be joining Wild Carrot as their "Roots Band" on the Big Stage at noon, and at the Up-Close-and-Personal stage at 3pm.

May12

Appalachian Festival - Bluegrass Jam

Coney Island - Up Close and Personal stage, 6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230

All day Bluegrass Jam at the up-close and Personal Stage. We'll be there at 12:15 and 3:45. You are welcome to bring an instrument and play along!

May10

Cranston Road

Twenhofel Middle School

Debut performance of a new composition for Bluegrass Trio and Band by Michael Cotten. Based on "Blackberry Blossom". Brandt and Brenda and Lauren Schloemer make up the Bluegrass Trio.

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