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.
Make Music Cincinnati Day! Bluegrass Still Duo
Make Music Cincinnati is part of Make Music Day, the global music celebration happening in over 1,000+ international cities. It’s a free, citywide, outdoor day of music held annually on the summer solstice, June 21. Brandt and Brenda are happy to be participating in this year's celebration. Show will be cancelled in case of rain.
Celebrate Independence Day with Wild Carrot & Their Roots Band at Harmony Hill!
Brandt and Brenda will join Wild Carrot as their Roots Band for a fun holiday treat at 'The Hill Center Stage' at Harmony Hill Vineyards. Bring your own picnic, or feel free to leave the picnic fare at home if you desire one of Cincinnati's best wood fired pizzas. PEACE Pizza will be on site starting at 5pm, again, another crowd favorite. It's all about Fun, Friends, and Fine Wine....and music, of course. :-)