The Hagar's Mountain Boys

The Hagar's Mountain Boys

BandFolkAcoustic

we are a hard driving music,energetic bluesy vocals and tight accapela harmonies, we placed 3rd in the SPBGMA International Band Competition2-6-2010, we won the Reno-Fest SC Campionship Band Competition 3-26-2009, We do everything we can to entertain a crowd and give them a great show

Biography

The Hagar's Mountain Boys were formed on October 13, 2006. We played our first show at Mayo park Amphitheater; we were well received by the crowd. Three months later, after many nights of practice, we opened for Lou Reid and Carolina at Rivertown Bluegrass Society. Since then we have continued to progress in our music with orginial tunes and have played with the like of Rhonda Vincent, Lonesome River Band, Grasstowne, III'rd Tyme Out, The Grascals, The Country Gentlemen, The Lewis Family, Al Batton and the Bluegrass Reunion, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike and Lost and Found.
Ricky Stroud, from Roxboro, NC plays the mandolin.
Ricky grew up in Mullins, SC. He started singing with his family in a gospel group at the age of five. He began playing the mandolin at the age of eight. In 1990, he and his father founded the band, The Pilgrims. His younger brother and sister also sang with the group. In 1995, he began playing with the band, Sounds of Grass. In 1997, Ricky moved to Roxboro to join the New Classic Grass band. He joined the Stories Creek Band in 2002. Two years later he joined Little Mountain Grass. Ricky is now44
Blake Johnson, from Roxboro, NC, plays the acoustic bass. He started playing the guitar and piano at the age of five with his family in church. When he was fifteen, he played with Second Chance. Blake then played with Jay Kazor and the Bluegrass Connection at the age of eighteen. Two years later, he joined Little Mountain Grass. Blake is now twenty-seven.
Mike Johnson, from Roxboro, NC plays the guitar. He grew up in Turbeville, VA where he started playing the guitar at age six. Mike joined his first band when he was twelve and has been playing anything from Southern Gospel music to Bluegrass music. He started playing the piano at age fifteen for The Harmony Believers, a southern gospel group. At nineteen, he toured from coast to coast with Lower Forty Grass. Mike has been with the bluegrass gospel band, Harold Young and Friends, for the last sixteen years. Mike is 53 years old and he is the proud father of Blake Johnson.
Cliff Smith, From Virgilina, VA, plays the banjo. At the age of five, he started playing the guitar; at eight, he began playing the bass and at the age of twelve, he picked up the banjo and the fiddle. Cliff's family played for many square dances around southern Virginia since the 1940's. Cliff, at age twenty started playing with the band, Blue Ridge Thunder. Two years later he played with the Stories Creek band. Cliff is currently twenty-eight.

Discography

we have released 3 CD's "In the Hills of Caroline" "A Better Way" and "our latest "Forever Yours"

Set List

we usually do 2- 45 minute or 1 hour sets