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New Jerusalem Bluegrass is a family bluegrass gospel group consisting of:
Mom, Diana: lead and harmony vocals, plays acoustic bass, mandolin, rhythm guitar, autoharp
Dad, Rusty: plays acoustic lead guitar, banjo, dobro (and sings some when we can get him to!)
Son-in-law, Anthony: sings lead, plays guitar, dobro, and learning banjo; songwriter
The highlights of the group are their two daughters:
Calina sings lead and harmony vocals, plays fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and dobro (to name a few!), and is a songwriter. Calina has won vocal contests at Renfro Valley, TopFlight for teens, and various talent shows and fair contests. She is also an award winning fiddle player, winning many fiddle competitions since the age of seven.
Candy sings lead and harmony vocals, plays upright bass, mandolin, guitar, Irish drum, clawhammer banjo (and piano when we let her!), and is a songwriter. Candy has won many vocal competitions right along with her sister and has become one of the best upright bass players around today, playing with a rare triple slap.
Top 5 Group Nominations at Agapefest in Texas (2009,2008)
3 Top 10 Nominations at the ICM Awards Nashville, TN (2010, 2009, and 2008)
5 Top 10 Nominations at the ICM Awards Nashville, TN (2007)
Performed at the Texas Troubadour Theater, Nashville, TN (2009)
Performed at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN with Sunday Morning Country (June 2008)
Performed at the Gibson Café, Nashville, TN (November 2007)
Performed at the Roy Acuff Theater, Nashville, TN (November 2006)
Partial listing of festivals performed:
Poppy Mt. Bluegrass Festival at Morehead, KY
Bob Evans Farm Festival at Rio Grande, OH
Old Tyme Music Festival at Metamora, IN
1 #1 Charting Bluegrass Gospel Song Porch-Lite Music Chart (June-July 2010)
1 #3 Charting CCMA Bluegrass Gospel Song (2008)
1 #3 Charting CCMA Bluegrass Gospel Song (as of July 5, 2007)
1 #26 Charting Christian Country Song (as of July 5, 2007)
2006 1st place award winner ICM/CCMA talent competition in Nashville, TN
2005 3rd place winners of talent competition in Nashville, TN. sponsored by CCMA and CMT.
Recipients of the Ohio Governor’s Horizon Group of the Year Award.
Winners of many fair, festival and local competitions, soloist, duet, best group and best instrumentalists awards.
Television appearances throughout the U.S. and globally. Their music is played on radio stations and XM Satellite stations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
New Jerusalem Bluegrasss offers family style bluegrass with close three and four part family harmony, and a wide range of instrumentation that makes them not only a group to enjoy hearing…. but seeing as well.