Misty Ridge

Misty Ridge


The music played by Misty Ridge Bluegrass Band is "traditional" bluegrass. If you like hot pickin’ and tight harmonies, you'll love Misty Ridge!


Since 1998, Misty Ridge Bluegrass Band has been providing bluegrass music to fans all over Illinois and Missouri. They play 20+ engagements per year.

The music played by Misty Ridge Bluegrass Band is "traditional" bluegrass. Much of it comes from legends such as: Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers to name a few. They also throw in some original tunes such as “Say What You Mean Cathy Ann” along with some old classic “country & western” tunes.

This family trio of talented musicians adheres to the policy of playing great bluegrass music. Whether they are playing for a small gathering or for a large audience, the band's dedication to the "traditional" values always remains constant.

Jim covers the guitar for Misty Ridge and also takes care of vocals. Jim has been performing professionally for over thirty years. During that time he has played a number of music styles. In addition to being the guitar player, he plays mandolin for the group. Jim lives in Godfrey, is married with two children (Jeremiah being one of them) and teaches business at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Carl is the banjo player for the group and also covers vocals. He is a seasoned musician with years of experience performing professionally. His diversity of experience has covered many styles ranging from blues, rock, country, and now, bluegrass. As he delights folks with his banjo “picking”, he is also an accomplished lead guitarist in the top 40 country venues. As a member of Misty Ridge, he occasionally grabs the flat top and does great bluegrass guitar. Carl resides in Grafton, Illinois with his wife Kathy and son Jake, He is a HVAC technician for Lewis and Clark Community College

Jeremiah handles the bass in Misty Ridge, along with covering harmonies. He "cut his teeth" as a bass player in top 40 country and has made a conversion in playing bluegrass. Although the youngest member of the Misty Ridge, he has been performing professionally for12 years. Jeremiah lives in Godfrey, Illinois, has a degree in Industrial Engineering and works at Boeing as his "day job".

Set List

If I'm Gonna Love Somebody
Man of Constant Sorrow
Man on the Side of the Road
Standing on the Rock
I Saw The Light
Dueling Banjos
Homer Lawson's Field
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Blue Moon of Kentucky
He's In The Jailhouse Now
Lonesome Standard time
High Lonesome Sound
Flop Eared Mule