The Dixie Cafe Band

Jackson Carter, Bruce Bowman, Charmaine Lanham, Marty Lanham, Lee Neal.
Photo credit: Stephen Wilkes

Bluegrass at its Best

Twice a month, my wife Charmaine and I play at the Dixie Cafe in Byrdstown, Tennessee, with some mighty fine players from that area. We call ourselves The Dixie Cafe Band. Our group has a good following and it’s standing room only at many performances. We also play festivals and special events and the occasional possum roundup.

If you’re interested in booking us in the Middle Tennessee area, please email us and we’ll be happy to look at our calendar.

Name Our Daughter Tennessee

Name Our Daughter Tennessee is the title of our first CD, named for a song on the project written about a Confederate soldier from the Byrdstown area. Live recordings were made at the Dixie Cafe in 2010 and 2011.

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