April 10, 2010
With their roots based in bluegrass, Celtic, and jazz music, the good ol’ fashioned family band Cherryholmes has stormed to the top of the music world since winning the 2005 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Award for Entertainer of the Year. Sure, they’re kind of kitschy but nearly no one in the traditional bluegrass circuit can mimic their downright flying fingers and ripping musicianship. Parents Sandy and Jere Cherryholmes (on mandolin and upright base, respectively) are the foundation of the six-member band, with children Cia, Skip, BJ and Molly at the forefront of the group’s hard-driving instrumental virtuosity and explosive vocal harmonies. With stylistic choreography, their own lighting design and various styles of original songs written by members of the band, Cherryholmes is a group unlike any other, sure to get your feet tapping, put a smile on your face and maybe even move you to do some dancing in the aisles.