Wimberley Bluegrass Band
From the first time the four Wimberley siblings heard the “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” as kids, their mission has been to carry the energetic and honest sounds of bluegrass with them everywhere they go. In 2008, the Wimberley Bluegrass Band made their first official appearance in Oak Glen, the apple country of California.
Since that day, they went on to delight audiences of all ages all over the country with their passionate and distinct approach to bluegrass music. They were named one of Los Angeles’ top five bluegrass bands by CBS-LA, they have played in Nashville, TN, Las Vegas, NV, they made multiple appearances at the Huck Finn Jubilee, Winter NAMM 2018 & 2019, and even headlined the Big Bear Bluegrass Festival twice.
They have traveled up and down the state with multi-award winning guitarist Dennis Agajanian, appearing with Greg Laurie and Franklin Graham. Wimberley Bluegrass Band's song “Hard Working Man” was featured in an episode of ABC’s nationally broadcasted sitcom “The Middle”, and the same year, Danielle and James were featured playing mandolins in a nationally-aired commercial for KFC featuring Darrell Hammond.
The siblings have been very involved at Chapman University, from which they all graduated with various majors; they hosted a popular campus radio show (Wimberley Bluegrass Hour, 5 seasons), performed in the nationally televised Christmas program, performed Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with the university choir, and shared the story of bluegrass music at TEDxChapmanU. In May 2016, the siblings gained international attention as all four of them graduated from Chapman University with bachelor’s degrees at the same time!
The Wimberley Bluegrass Band continues to bring their sensational high energy to stages all across the country, carefully weaving the perfect mixture of original music, traditional bluegrass fare, and oft remembered tunes thoughtfully re-crafted in the bluegrass genre. From the moment they take the stage, the tight family harmony and lightning quick picking breathes renewed life into the timeless old sounds of the fathers of bluegrass music. Walking the road between tradition and innovation, the Wimberley Bluegrass Band holds high the torch of the tradition of good old fashioned bluegrass music.