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OVERVIEW

3-PIECE LINEUP

Guitar/Vocal

Banjo/Dobro/Vocal

Bass/Vocal

ABOUT THE BAND

Bent Mountain Trio

Cocktailgrass

Hailing from sunny Charlottesville, the Bent Mountain Trio provides the perfect musical backdrop for a rustic wedding or any festive event set against the green rolling hills of Virginia wine country. Serving up a mix of old-time bluegrass and roots music they like to call “cocktailgrass”, these long-time musical friends combine expert picking and rich vocal harmonies to capture the spirit of music and celebration that brings so many to this beautiful part of the country. The Bent Mountain . . .

SONGLIST

'Til The End of the World - Flatt & Scruggs
All Around This World - Traditional
All Blues - Miles Davis
And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
Another Day, Another Dollar - Allison Krauss
Big Sandy River - Traditional
Bill Cheatham - Traditional
Billy in the Lowground - Traditional
Bitter Gap - Traditional
Black Mountain Rag - Doc Watson
Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
Blue Night - Traditional
Blue Night - Hot Rize
Blue Side of Town - Patty Loveless
Blue Sky - The Allman Brothers
Burn Your Playhouse Down - George Jones
Bye Bye Blues - Traditional
California Stars - Wilco
Canon In D - Pachelbel
Charmaine - Traditional
Cherokee Shuffle - Traditional
Cold Water - Tom Waits
Cowboys and Indians - Traditional
Dark Eyes - Traditional
Darlin' Cory - Pete Seeger
Dawg's Waltz - Traditional
Deal - Grateful Dead
Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas - Traditional
Doc Harris' Hornpipe - Traditional
Doggie on the Carpet - Traditional
Eli the Barrow Boy - Decemberists
Farewell Blues - Doc Watson
Flowers in your Hair - The Lumineers
Foggy Mountain Special - Traditional
Forked Deer - Traditional
Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Gallows Pole - Led Zeppelin
Gentle On My Mind - Johnny Cash
Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell
Girl at the Crossroads Bar - Bill Bryson
Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder
Hang Me - Traditional
Hobo Song - Traditional
Home Sweet Home - Traditional
I Am A Pilgrim - Merle Travis
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - Jim & Jesse McReynolds
I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive - Hank Williams
I've Been All Around This World - Grateful Dead
June Apple - Traditional
Little Old Log Cabin - John Carson
Little Sadie - Traditional
Lonesome Fiddle Blues - Old & In the Way
Lost Indian - Traditional
Man of Constant Sorrow - Traditional
Margaret's Waltz - Shaw
Minor Swing - Django Reinhart
Mississippi Breakdown - Traditional
Molly and Tenbrooks - Bill Monroe
Monkey and the Engineer - Grateful Dead
Mystery Dance - Elvis Costello
Nashville Blues - Traditional
Natchez Trace - Traditional
New Road Under My Wheels - Jerry Miller
Old Home Place - Tony Rice
Out of Joint - Traditional
Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
Pony Boy - The Allman Brothers
Red Haired Boy - Traditional
Salt Creek - Traditional
Settin' the Woods on Fire - Hank Williams
Sitting On Top of the World - Traditional
Sleep With One Eye Open - Traditional
Soldier's Joy - Traditional
Star of the County Down - Traditional
Sweet Georgia Brown - Traditional
Tattoo - Traditional
Texas Gals - Traditional
When the Right One Comes Along - Clare Bowen
Where Does An Old Time River Man Go - John Hartford
Whiskey Before Breakfast - Traditional
Wildwood Flower - Traditional
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome - Bob Dylan
You're Gonna Miss Me When I Go - Traditional
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VIDEO (6)

Ceremony Music: Canon in D
Ceremony Music: When the Right One Comes Along
Ceremony Music: Home Sweet Home
Cocktail Set: Been All Around This World
Cocktail Set: Old Home Place
Cocktail Set: Blue Side of Town

PHOTOS (20)

Bent Mountain Trio promotional photo casual with band outdoors playing guitar and banjo
Bent Mountain Trio band performing outdoors for private event with bass guitar and banjo
Bent Mountain Trio guests being entertained by music while at a vineyard
Bent Mountain Trio promotional photo formal while laughing and carrying guitar and banjo
Bent Mountain Trio band at a farm with banjo and bass and guitar
Bent Mountain Trio live performance at an outdoor wedding
Bent Mountain Trio band singing together at an outdoor party
Bent Mountain Trio two band members playing music live at an outdoor concert
Bent Mountain Trio lead singer live performance at an outdoor farm while playing guitar
Bent Mountain Trio promotional photo casual with band holding instruments
Bent Mountain Trio band performs at a vineyard with guitar bass and banjo
Bent Mountain Trio band plays music during wedding at an outdoor vineyard

CLIENT REVIEWS (See all 14)

From: Justin Reiter
Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain Trio
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike.
The show was great. The audience had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed the variety of music. And the boys couldn't have been nicer and more laid back.
Thanks for checking in.
Have a great day.


The Bent Mountain Trio was great and just the right mood and fun for the graduates! Loved them and thank you!!
Kate Gibson
Charlottesville VA (May 2021 UVA Graduation party)


From: Annie Gusler
Date: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain Trio
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike  
Thanks so much! Everything went perfectly with Bent Mountain Trio. They were great to work with and were very helpful/responsive leading up to the event. They learned our first dance song for us (You are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne) and it turned out beautifully. 
We'll be sure to recommend Sam Hill to our family and friends & will reach out if we have any needs in the future.
Thanks!
Annie


From: Lynn Queener
Date: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: checking back
To: Andy Jaspen

Thanks Andy! The Bent Mountain Trio band members were delightful and the music was exactly what we were looking for! Just as you said, they were primarily acoustical during the rehearsal dinner, and then they headed to the welcome reception and stepped it up w/vocals for a lively party there!!! To sum up, they helped make it the most perfect evening. I would highly recommend the Bent Mountain Trio!
Gratefully,
Lynn


From: Emily Finn
Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 4:53 PM
Subject: RE: Bent Mountain Trio for 7/13 WalshMcFarland Wedding
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy,
The Bent Mountain Trio honestly couldn’t have been nicer or better! They braved the heat like champions and were lovely to work with. Bride’s family seemed very happy with them. I think they were one of the main reasons people actually stayed outside in 100 degrees for a two hour cocktail hour! Can’t wait to work with them again. J

Best,
Emily


Emily Finn
Wedding and Event Planner | Farmington Country Club


From: Hiss, Steven T (sth4n)
Date: Tue, May 21, 2019 at 3:47 PM
Subject: RE: Bent Mountain Trio and Sam Hill Entertainment
To: juge@samhillbands.com
Cc: Events Assistant
Andrew,
I’m the person who booked Bent Mountain Trio. As they have done for us the past three years, they did a fantastic job again this year. They have a great sound, play at the correct volume for the venue, and play a great set. I told them, “there’s no reason to recreate the wheel,” so my plan is to book them every year!
Steven

Thanks…Steve


From: Kathy Hagy
Date: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain Trio/ amazing
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Justin,
Bent Mountain Trio was a class act!!! They were absolutely perfect for our upscale wedding in a gorgeous Vineyard setting surrounded by beautiful mountains views. They were easy to work with and Mark was especially quick in his responding to both my and the bride to be emails!
I requested to add a violin so Jesse Wells from Richmond was a nice addition to their music. Everyone enjoyed them and I especially loved the Music for the processional which they repeated one of the songs during the cocktail hour at my request.
Thank you so much for your assistance in enhancing our daughters beautiful wedding
with the jazzy, bluegrassy, classical, eclectic music from the Bent Mountain Trio.
Warm Regards,
Katherine & Andrew Hagy
Richmond, Va


From: wimberly kneisler
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain Trio
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Good morning Justin
I'd love to extend my hearty thanks to Bent Mountain Trio! They were an integral part of our daughter's amazing wedding day, atop a blue quartz hill at Delfosse Vineyards. The locale, and Bent Mountain, were the perfect match.
The band arrived well in advance of the ceremony. We had requested they perform at two locations the ceremony, up on a hill, and then at the cocktail hour, at the foot of the hill, pondside. A couple hours prior to the wedding, when everyone's nerves are getting jittery, we could hear them warming up down at the pond. I found it very soothing.
I don't even know how they transitioned from the ceremony to the pond. Seems like they did that in the blink of an eye! Extremely professional!!!
Of course, their performances were spot on. Our guests RAVED about how great it was to have live music at the ceremony. The band began performing in advance of the guests being seated. Those arriving early, were met with a gorgeous landscape and Bent Mountain Trio playing soothing music. It was perfect. The Bridesmaid's processional was Canon in D, performed by the band. Kristin had also requested a recorded Shania Twain song as her processional, which the band provided for her. They did everything exactly as requested.
The only regret my husband and I have is that we arrived at the Cocktail Hour in the final 10 minutes, since we were having photos taken. So, we didn't get to enjoy the whole hour of their performance. As the guests proceeded to the reception, we stayed back for just a few minutes to listen. In essence, we had our own private little concert for a moment. The band played more upbeat, fun songs at the Cocktail Hour, that set the tone of celebration for this sweet couple.
The guys in the band were courteous, professional, and did everything perfectly. Kristin's daddy and I could not be happier.
To have a blue grass band perform, was such an out of the box component to our wedding planning. Our new soninlaw had requested this. Our guests could not stop commenting about the music and the element of surprise they provided. Bent Mountain Trio filled every moment perfectly, performing soothing music at the ceremony, and fun music at the Cocktail Hour.
Sam Hill Entertainment was an incredibly easy vendor to work with. Kristin was adamant that her vendors be happy and pleasant. It was important to keep the stress of planning such a large, remote wedding to a minimum. So, selecting our vendors was based primarily on reviews. Bent Mountain Trio deserves to have their calendar packed. They were just that good.
Thank you, Justin, for a wonderful and stress free experience to secure our music component of Kristin's wedding. Thank you, Bent Mountain Trio, for your amazing contribution to Kristin and Rob's wedding day. It was pure magic.
Sincerely,
Wimberly Kneisler


The Bent Mountain Trio played our elegant luncheon buffet with a Virginia twist, and they showed both sides of that. What struck me was that I had to float around the room (as the groom) and I just kept noticing how perfect the music was. They were perfect in their role. I will certainly book them again as the opportunity arises. They required zero effort from me. We emailed once, they understood what was need and it was hands off and perfect.
Doug Taylor
wedding luncheon (groom)
Aug 13 , 2017
Keswick Hall, Charlottesville VA



From: Caitlin Carmichael
Date: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 7:06 AM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain Trio
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,
We barely had a moment to enjoy Bent Mountain between photos and hot air balloons, but from what I have heard, guests loved them!! Thank you for a very positive experience. I am so glad we found them on short notice.
Best,
Caitlin


From: Joe McMurray
Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain Trio
To: Cristelle Koerper
Cc: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Justin
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the music of the Bent Mountain Trio, and we have heard nothing but good things from our wedding guests. They were easy to communicate with and they worked within the constraints of our wedding venue without any complaints.
Thanks,
Joe McMurray


From:
Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Bent Mountain Trio
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment ,
Hi Justin,
First, this will be my review based on my interaction with the trio. They were wonderful! From the moment that I met Peter, to the moment the finished and packed up and left, they all were nothing but professional and wonderful to work with. I thought their music was great and well received.
I know that I will be recommending them to future clients!
Thanks!
Cristelle Koerper
C&O Catering Director


From: Catherine Dabrowski
Date: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain band follow up
To: Andy Jaspen

Andy,
Bent Mountain made our rehearsal dinner fantastic. They were extremely easy going and easy to work with! Our guests loved them!
Catherine and Kevin



From: Lily West
Date: Thu, May 14, 2015 at 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: Bent Mountain Trio
To: Andy Jaspen

Andy,
Thanks so much for checking in! Everything was AWESOME! The Bent Mountain trio did an incredible job, and we couldn't have asked for anything better. They really helped make the night a success.
Thanks for your help with everything, and please pass along my thanks to the band!!
Best,
Lily










































































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Song List: Bent Mountain Trio

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Bluegrass
Classic Rock
Country & Americana
Jazz, Swing & Standards
Classical
Modern Hits
Irish & Celtic
2000's Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop
Motown, Funk, Soul, & Beach
Bluegrass
Traditional
Tattoo
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Soldier's Joy
Salt Creek
Red Haired Boy
Out of Joint
Mississippi Breakdown
Lost Indian
Doggie on the Carpet
June Apple
Home Sweet Home
Foggy Mountain Special
Doc Harris' Hornpipe
Dark Eyes
Cowboys and Indians
Cherokee Shuffle
Charmaine
Billy in the Lowground
Bill Cheatham
Big Sandy River
You're Gonna Miss Me When I Go
Sleep With One Eye Open
Sitting On Top of the World
Little Sadie
Hang Me
Nashville Blues
Wildwood Flower
Dawg's Waltz
Forked Deer
Bitter Gap
Natchez Trace
All Around This World
Blue Night
Texas Gals
Man of Constant Sorrow
Hobo Song
Doc Watson
Black Mountain Rag
Farewell Blues
Old & In the Way
Lonesome Fiddle Blues
Jerry Miller
New Road Under My Wheels
John Carson
Little Old Log Cabin
Jim & Jesse McReynolds
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
Bill Bryson
Girl at the Crossroads Bar
Pete Seeger
Darlin' Cory
Patty Loveless
Blue Side of Town
Tony Rice
Old Home Place
Clare Bowen
When the Right One Comes Along
John Hartford
Where Does An Old Time River Man Go
Hot Rize
Blue Night
Bill Monroe
Molly and Tenbrooks
Flatt & Scruggs
'Til The End of the World

Classic Rock
Grateful Dead
Monkey and the Engineer
I've Been All Around This World
Deal
Friend of the Devil
The Allman Brothers
Blue Sky
Pony Boy
Bob Dylan
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome
Led Zeppelin
Gallows Pole
Tom Waits
Cold Water
Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
Elvis Costello
Mystery Dance
Van Morrison
And It Stoned Me

Country & Americana
Hank Williams
Settin' the Woods on Fire
I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive
Merle Travis
I Am A Pilgrim
George Jones
Burn Your Playhouse Down
Johnny Cash
Gentle On My Mind
Glen Campbell
Gentle On My Mind
Wilco
California Stars
Allison Krauss
Another Day, Another Dollar

Jazz, Swing & Standards
Traditional
Bye Bye Blues
Sweet Georgia Brown
Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas
Miles Davis
Freddie Freeloader
All Blues
Django Reinhart
Minor Swing
Judy Garland
Over the Rainbow
Thelonious Monk
Blue Monk

Classical
Pachelbel
Canon In D
Shaw
Margaret's Waltz

Modern Hits
The Lumineers
Flowers in your Hair

Irish & Celtic
Traditional
Star of the County Down

2000's Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop
Decemberists
Eli the Barrow Boy

Motown, Funk, Soul, & Beach
Mitch Ryder
Good Golly Miss Molly