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Gallatin Canyon

Real. Comfortable. Bluegrass.

Despite the Montana namesake, Gallatin Canyon is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based bluegrass band. Influenced by dozens of artists, both contemporary and from the past, the band showcases masterful instrumentation, air-tight arrangements and soaring vocal harmonics. They perform not only traditional bluegrass music but also a wide variety of creatively-arranged favorites from the classic-rock and country genres. From Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, to the Beatles and the Avett Brothers, at any g . . .


500 Miles From Home - Justin Timberlake (Inside Llewlyn Davis)
Ain't Got Trouble Now - Alan Jackson
Amarillo Highway - Robert Earl Keen
Angel Band - Stanley Brothers
Angeline the Baker - Traditional
Aragon Mill - Traditional
Ashes of Love - Jim & Jesse McReynolds
Asheville Junction - Traditional
Banks of the Ohio - Tony Rice
Big Sciota - Traditional
Big Spike Hammer - Osbourne Brothers
Blue Night - Hot Rize
Blue Ridge Cabin Home - Flatt & Scruggs
Blue-Eyed Darlin' - Bill Monroe
Busted - Johnny Cash
CC Rider - Old Crow Medicine Show
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Canon In D - Pachelbel
Cherokee Shuffle - Traditional
Church Street Blues - Tony Rice
Coleen Malone - Hot Rize
Country Roads - John Denver
Crawdad Song - Doc Watson
Crazy Heart - Lonesome River Band
Dark Hollow - Grateful Dead
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Dim Lights Thick Smoke - Flatt & Scruggs
Don't Think Twice - Bob Dylan
Down Home Girl - Old Crow Medicine Show
Eileen's Waltz - Traditional
Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers
Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt & Scruggs
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Forever Young - Bob Dylan
Forty Years of Trouble - Bob Paisley
Fox on the Run - The Country Gentlemen
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Girl of Mine in Tennessee - Flatt & Scruggs
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings
Guitars and Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakam
Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane - Flatt & Scruggs
Handsome Molly - Doc Watson
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Here Comes the Sun (Instrumental) - The Beatles
Hey Good Lookin' - Hank Williams
Hometown Blues - Steve Earle
How Mountain Girls Can Love - Stanley Brothers
I Am Weary, Let Me Rest - Stanley Brothers
I Hear them All - Old Crow Medicine Show
I Know You Rider - Grateful Dead
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
I'll Stay Around - Tony Rice
I've Endured - Tim O'Brien
I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
If I Needed You - Townes Van Zandt
In My Life - The Beatles
In the Pines - Traditional
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
It Takes One to Know One - Jimmy Martin
Jambalaya - Hank Williams
Juanita - Gram Parsons
Katy Daly - Stanley Brothers
Little Georgia Rose - Bill Monroe
Little Maggie - Traditional
Lonesome Pine - Blue Highway
Look Down that Lonesome Road - Tim O'Brien
Love of the Mountains - Jimmy Martin
Magnolia Wind - Guy Clark
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Man of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys
Mercenary Song - Steve Earle
Midnight On the Water - Thomasson
My Love for You Is Real - Ryan Adams
Nellie Kane - Hot Rize
New River Train - Tony Rice
Nine Pound Hammer - Tony Rice
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Ocean of Diamonds - Willie Nelson
Old Home Place - Tony Rice
Old Joe Clark - Traditional
Paradise - John Prine
Presbyterian Guitar - John Hartford
Pretty Fair Maiden - Tim O'Brien
Railroad Lady - Jimmy Buffett
Raleigh & Spencer - Tim O'Brien
Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers
Red Mountain Wine - The Biscuit Burners
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Rocky Top - Osbourne Brothers
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - Flatt & Scruggs
Rosalee McFall - Grateful Dead
Salt Creek - Bill Monroe
Saphronie - Jimmy Martin
Shenandoah (Instrumental) - Traditional
Sittin' On Top of the World - Doc Watson
Six Days On the Road - Steve Earle
Snowin' On Raton - Townes Van Zandt
Squirrel Hunters - Traditional
St. Anne's Reel - Traditional
Streets of Baltimore - Gram Parsons
Sunny Side of the Mountain - Jimmy Martin
Swept Away - Avett Brothers
Tennessee Whiskey - George Jones
The Last Thing On My Mind - Justin Timberlake (Inside Llewlyn Davis)
The Weight - The Band
Think of What You've Done - Stanley Brothers
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Walk Softly On This Heart of Mine - Bill Monroe
Walls Of Time - Bill Monroe
When the Stars Go Blue - Ryan Adams
White Freight Liner - Townes Van Zandt
Wildflowers - Tom Petty
Yer So Bad - Tom Petty
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Bob Dylan
You Can Have Her - Roy Hamilton
You Don't Know My Mind - Jimmy Martin
You Win Again - Hank Williams
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
Your Love is Like a Flower - Flatt & Scruggs
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Live Video Compilation
Live: Blue Ridge Mountain Home (Osborne Bros)
Live: The Weight (The Band)
Live: Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead)
Live: Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton)


Gallatin Canyon band performing at an outdoor vineyard
Gallatin Canyon entire band performing live outdoor at a farm
Gallatin Canyon solo male singer performing live at a concert
Gallatin Canyon band playing live music for a private event
Gallatin Canyon live banjo performance at a wedding reception
Gallatin Canyon male singer performing live for wedding party
Gallatin Canyon live performance at a wedding reception in a barn
Gallatin Canyon mandolin player performing live for a corporate event
Gallatin Canyon guests dancing at a private wedding while band performs
Gallatin Canyon banjo player performing live for a private event
Gallatin Canyon mandolin player performing live at an outdoor wedding reception
Gallatin Canyon entire band performs live for an outdoor concert


From: Ashley Smith
Date: Mon, Oct 30, 2023 at 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andrew Juge

They were awesome and everyone liked them and loved them! I highly recommend them and they were good reading the crowd.
Their bluegrass was perfect for all of my guests!

From: Sydney Tammarine
Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
Hello Justin,
Thank you so much for reaching out! Gallatin Canyon was absolutely wonderful; they were so easy and friendly to work with, and were one of our very favorite parts of the wedding. They really made our ceremony and reception special (we'll be treasuring our memories of our last dance to Swept Away for a long time!) and we got so many comments from guests about what incredible musicians they were. We will definitely make sure to write a review in the coming days!
Thanks to you all for being a part of our day.
All the best,
Sydney and Ian

From: Jane Janney
Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi, Justin,
I am finally getting a chance to send you some comments about Gallatin Canyon!  We had a wonderful evening at Maymont for our son's rehearsal dinner and Gallatin Canyon added just the right musical atmosphere.  They were so talented and everyone loved their performance.  Several guests asked about them and how to get in touch to have them at a future event.  All of the band members were so nice and easy to get along with.  It was an all acoustic night since it was outside and the Maymont Foundation did not want any amplified music in the courtyard.  But, we could still hear Gallatin Canyon just fine!  They were nice enough to include some John Prine songs for us, too! I was in touch several times with Ben Hernandez as we tried to plan this event from last Spring, then over the Summer and, finally, getting it done in the Fall!!!  I had a great experience with you, Gallatin Canyon and Sam Hill Entertainment throughout all of the planning and everything turned out perfectly.  I would highly recommend the band to anyone looking for a fantastic bluegrass band with great harmonies, wonderful song selection and excellent musicians.
Thank you so much for everything,
Jane Janney  

From: Rocky Springer
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike Miglino

They were great, and I think they really enjoyed the party too. If they ever need an extremely positive reference, I will be glad to provide it. 
Thanks for everything,
Rocky Springer

From: Halley Adcock
Date: Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM
Subject: RE: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike Miglino
It was great, thank you so much! Gallatin Canyon was very professional and was exactly the kind of vibe we wanted :)

From: Chris Levitt
Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Gallatin Canyon was spectacular from start to finish. They were punctual, friendly, and were quick to adapt to change. We really appreciate the lastminute addition of the outdoor PA. And they put up with the cold without a complaint.
We’ll be sure to recommend the band (and Sam Hill) to our friends and family.
Thanks again for everything!
Chris and Marie

From: Carol Ehrbar
Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike Miglino

Gallatin Canyon was phenomenal! Their music was perfect! The guys were all very personable and fun. They went with the flow of events seamlessly. I give them a 100%!!I would definitely hire them again.
I will leave reviews on both locations, as well as Facebook and any other site I can find.
They were a secret treasure!!
Thank you so much for being easy to work with!

From: Emma Welch Mabrey
Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,
Thanks for reaching out! Just getting back from our honeymoon and into email.
Gallatin Canyon was incredible. So special and unique and one of the best decisions we made for the wedding. I'll never forget walking down the aisle to their music!

From: Taylor Lynch
Date: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:52 AM
Subject: RE: Gallatin Canyon follow up
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy!
Thanks as always for checking in. Gallatin Canyon was awesome. They were the most low maintenance, happy band with a great attitude!! Their show was great as well. A perfect fit for this past weekend!
Taylor Lynch
Assistant Director of Special Events I The Country Club of Virginia

From: Kat Weiler
Date: Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: mike at Sam Hill Bands

Hi Mike!
My husband and I just got married and Gallatin Canyon played at our wedding. They were amazing!! The party had a blast dancing to their music and they fit perfectly into the setting. Thank you so much for everything! We just left a review for you on your page!

From: Caitlin Coleman
Date: July 28, 2018 at 4:17:38 PM EDT
To: Ben Hernandez
Subject: Re: Planning for Gallatin Canyon at your wedding
Hi Ben,
I havent had a chance yet to send you the thank you that you all deserve, so I hope email suffices. We had the most perfect day at the wedding and one of the best decisions we made was hiring you all. I had so many comments from people telling me how great you were—we loved how laid back you made the wedding feel but also had everyone dancing. We LOVED having you all. Thank you for being one of the highlights of our day. I’m going to keep an eye out for anymore Charlottesville performances before I move to be with Ryan in September, but thank you again. Hopefully will be able to see you all play again soon!

From: Perri Meldon
Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Thanks, Mike.
We couldn't have chosen a better band! Up until the wedding day, communicating with Ben Hernandez was relaxed and friendly. He was very flexible and accommodating. On wedding day, the music was fantastic. Acoustic bluegrass on the porch and at the ceremony, what could be better? I can't recall how many of our guests came up to us, complimenting us on the excellent music choice.
All the best,

From: Kari Evans & Daniel Fourquet
Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Justin,
We had a lovely wedding and Gallatin Canyon really added to the fun experience! It was easy getting in touch with Ben from Gallatin Canyon leading up to the wedding, and he really accommodated every request we made (e.g. first dance song, fatherdaughter dance song, added a Waltz since we had taken Ballroom lessons). They were more than willing to make announcements for cake cutting, group pictures, etc. I had mentioned months ago that Daniel's aunts like to dance to salsa and they added salsa music to one of the break playlists.
The band members were pleasant to be around and did a nice job of inviting our guests to the dance floor. Everything went as I hoped, and many guests complemented our choice in nontraditional wedding music.

From: Walt Malone
Date: Tue, May 15, 2018 at 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andrew Juge
Everything was perfect!! Great group of guys. All feedback from guests was very positive. Played great music and interacted well with crowd. Thanks so much.
Walt Malone

From: Rachel Zilka
Date: Tue, May 15, 2018 at 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: Beer & Oyster Festival with Gallatin Canyon
To: Andy Jaspen

Thank you for reaching out! Gallatin Canyon was AMAZING at our Beer & Oyster Festival! They were very flexible and easy going. They rolled with the punches! The members loved them!
I look forward to having them back to CCV soon!

Rachel Zilka
Country Club of Virginia

From: Anne Anthony
Date: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andy,
Thanks so much for checking in! Gallatin Canyon was absolutely wonderful I can't say enough about them. Their music is exactly what we were hoping for, and they are all excellent musicians. Rachel and Ryan worked with them on selections and I believe they couldn't have been more accommodating with suggestions and preferences. They made the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner something truly special, and beyond that, they're just truly nice people.
We would be delighted to recommend Sam Hill Entertainment to all, and we appreciate your kindness very much.
Best regards,
Anne and Bob

From: Beth Ike
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: 8/26 Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin Paciocco
Hi Justin!
They were a HUGE hit! I have known Benji for a long time, and it was a pleasure to have him there with us the rest of the band are all such lovely guys too.
Rest assured, Sam Hill is THE ONLY vendor I point friends and clients to (bandwise)! Y'all are the best and it's been fun to watch Hank grow the company all these years.
All the best to you and the team

From: Carter Bundy
Date: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin Paciocco
Cc: Claire Davis
Hi Justin,
The band was perfect! They ultimately ended up moving outside and played all acoustic with no microphones and it sounded awesome. They also played an acoustic song during our ceremony that was beautiful, and they coordinated with us on the beginning dance songs. They were a treat to work with... responsive and caring . We would hire them again for sure and would strongly tell anyone else to hire them also. Thanks so much and please communicate this to them!
Carter Bundy

From: Nikki Reynolds
Date: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Gallitin Canyon were simply superb. Finding a band so well rehearsed that they can hit the high lonesome harmony is amazing! All of my guests were enchanted by the music. My family had a lot of stories about my great grandparents singing some of the songs. Furthermore, the gentlemen were helpful and accommodating. They even helped move things around when the ceremony was moved indoors.

From: mark Doody
Date: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andrew Juge
Gallatin Canyon sounds both musically and vocally was exceptional – everyone really enjoyed the live blue grass and their ability to put other pop tunes to blue grass, Tom Petty etc. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a variety of bluegrass and classics to bluegrass. They were on time and ready to perform. All the members of the band were real easy to talk to and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I know that the father of the bride was exceptionally impressed with the band – volume and quality of music first class. I can’t say enough accolades about how good they were and how they enjoy playing to a crowd. Vocal harmonies were off the chart cool.
Thanks again to sam hill for one stop shopping for bands and great videos and interviews helped us to find this great band. Our theme was Barbecue and Bluegrass…..the lived up to both – fun was had by all.
We have used your site to book a band for my daughters wedding next summer and we are looking fwd to that also.
Cheers and thanks again.

From: Kelsey Huffman
Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon last Friday
To: Andy Jaspen

Hey Andy!
Gallatin Canyon was wonderful at our Bayou & Bluegrass event The crowd loved them and I couldn't have asked for an easier band to work with. They were so nice!
Thanks for everything,
Kelsey Huffman
Childress Vineyards

From: Mimi Siff
Date: November 27, 2016 at 5:55:59 AM EST
To: Ben Hernandez
Subject: Re: Music for November 25!
Thank you so much for the great music!
Everyone had a wonderful time and Gallatin Canyon was a big part of the reason. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who mentions wanting a Bluegrass Band for an event.

From: Brian Wood
Date: Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andrew Juge

Hey Andrew,
Gallatin canyon was fantastic. We received countless compliments and they really helped to create the perfect atmosphere. They were incredibly friendly and flexible, which was especially helpful since we didn't have the exact flow of the evening determined in advance.
Thanks for helping to arrange. They were awesome!

From: Erin Crowder
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,
Gallatin Canyon was fantastic. Super happy with how everything worked out through Sam Hill. I will review the company on the Knot today.

From: Matthew
Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

I can't say enough on how well everything went! Ben and the boys were great! Very professional and personal. This is the type of band you want to represent your company. Not just talented but work well with your clients. Your recommendation was well deserved. You made the process simple and you contract covered everything I needed to know.
Thanks for all your help.

From: Lynne
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

All went well with the wedding and with the band's performance!We, and guests were very pleased with the strolling minstrel performance on the lawn during the cocktail hour.
The guys kept the crowd entertained and a good time was had by all!
The communication before the wedding went very smoothly and stress free, which we so appreciated.
We thank you for the diligent service.
Lynne Hutchison ( brides mother and bill payer:) )

From: Halle Shourds
Date: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon bluegrass at Ken Hutcheson's party
To: Andy Jaspen

Oh my gosh....they were AWESOME!!!! So sweet and kind and fun as people, and SO talented!! Great variety of music and Luke has the voice of an angel!!!! Loved them! Already recommended them to a few different people who are looking for bluegrass bands for their events. Thanks!

Halle Shourds
Event Manager, Deep Run Hunt Club

From: Allison Murray
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Everyone really enjoyed Gallatin Canyon. They were a great addition to the cocktail hour and were lots of fun during the dancing after dinner. All went very smoothly and we were really very pleased. You all have been very good to work with and we will send friends and family your way.

Wow! Gallatin Canyon is terrific. Ben and the fellas put on quite the show with the combination of good ole bluegrass tunes and bluegrass versions of more familiar rock and roll tunes. The guys have perfected their instruments and their vocals are in perfect harmony. The fellas are super nice, very easy to work with and will customize a play list of recorded music to play during their breaks. Our guests had nothing but praise for the band. They arrived at our venue in plenty of time to set up and get in tune so everything went off without a hitch. I would most definitely recommend Gallatin Canyon to all my friends!
Tony Ricchiuti

From: Sarah Kuehn
Date: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Gallatin Canyon was absolutely amazing. All the guys were super friendly and incredibly talented. We had tons of guests commenting on how good the music was. I just wish we had time to sit and listen to them more! They were easy to work with and very professional too. The whole thing was perfect :)
Thanks for the follow up !

From: Allison Smykal
Date: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Justin,
Thank you! Gallatin Canyon was just fantastic! The 4 guys were great during the ceremony and cocktail hour and were just wonderful during the reception. They read the audience incredibly well and were able to adapt to our crowd. Most of our guests ended up hanging out outside the barn where the reception was. Gallatin Canyon quickly moved outside to be closer to the crowd and everyone loved it! They were very easy to work with and we got so many compliments about them. We only wished we could have had more time ourselves to enjoy their music.
Thanks again!

From: Samantha Burris
Date: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Justin,
Thank you for your email. Kevin and I just returned from our honeymoon, so my apologies in the delay responding to your message.
Gallatin Canyon was absolutely wonderful! They were professional, enthusiastic, and had an amazing attitudeall attendees thought the music was great and perfect for the venue.
Again, Kevin and I want to express our incredible gratitude for everything that both you and the band didit went a long way to making sure our day went smoothly and that we all had a blast.
Thank you again!

From: Christy Harman
Date: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Simply put: They were AMAZING! I was SO impressed! While the cost was a definite splurge and the highest priced item on my wedding budget it was by far the best money spent for the night. Ben, Luke, John and Mike were nothing short of accommodating and sounded great!!!
Thanks for everything!
Christy Harman Layman

From: Alexandra Lemieux
Date: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin Paciocco

Hi Justin,
In sum, Gallatin Canyon was an absolute highlight, on a day that was filled with highlights, so that's really saying something! Ben was awesome to work with in the weeks leading up to the wedding and coordinated the band learning one of my husband's favorite songs as a surprise. They played so beautifully during the ceremony and really set the perfect mood. During our cocktail hour they broke into more of their classic sound and our guests LOVED it, gathering around and taking videos of them. When they played the Counting Crows song that they learned for us, my husband and I started slow dancing and then many of our guests did the same. The event planner at Castle Hill said she had never seen a cocktail party spontaneously break into dance in all her years of wedding planning. I will always remember how incredible that moment was. So many guests have asked me since who that awesome band was and said how much they loved them.
Overall, working with you and your team was a breeze and I'm so thankful for everything.
The only thing more I could have asked for is a recording of the Counting Crows song they played!
Thank you again!

From: Charlotte Gerhardt
Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Everything was great! I only wish that I could have met the band and talked to them personally ahead of time and when it was over. However, as the mother of the bride, that was pretty impossible for me. I feel bad that I didn't really have a chance to thank them in person for the effort they made ahead of time and their performance that night. I plan to email Ben in a minute.
It was a perfect experience. Thank you for your assistance.
Charlotte Gerhardt

From: Alexis Ackermann
Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 10:09 AM
Subject: RE: Gallatin Canyon
To: Mike Miglino

Hey Mike!

The concert was AWESOME. The music was fantastic—they’re a very talented group—and we had a turnout of about 110. The weather was gorgeous and we couldn’t have asked for a better event.

Gallatin Canyon was a joy to work with and I’m sure we’ll be having them back again next year! :)

Thank you again for all of your help and following up with us.

Alexis Ackermann
Activities & Communications Director
Regency at Dominion Valley Owners Association

From: Laura Kuykendall
Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Justin,
We LOVED Gallatin Canyon. I was just telling Ben how they were one of our most favorite things about our wedding evening. They performed so well and our guests also loved them. I got comments all night how awesome they were. They really got people moving on the dance floor and played all the crowd pleasers. I'd recommend them in a heartbeat. And booking through Sam Hill made it super organized and easy.
Let me know if there is anything specific that you wanted to know about our experience. Thanks for your help.

From: Kathryn Levit
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andy,
We had a wonderful experience with Gallatin Canyon and will be happy to share this information with friends and colleagues. The wedding guests loved the music!

From: Chuck
Date: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin,
I wanted to tell you that Gallatin Canyon did an awesome job! We were very impressed. They were great to work with and we had no complaints. Everyone enjoyed their entertainment. We went with their advice as to when to do announcements and speeches and couldn't have been happier. I've already recommended them to a friend and my wife's father is looking to book them for an event.
Bottom line, we were really glad they played for our wedding!

From: Stephanie Sears
Date: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Justin,
Thanks for reaching out! We had a blast on our wedding day and that was in large part due to Gallatin Canyon. Our guests have been raving about them ever since! They were energetic, easy going, and got the crowd dancing.
Ben Hernandez was really communicative and responsive whenever I sent him emails. The night was so fun and their music is exactly what we wanted. No one wanted the night to end! I can't recommend them enough, and I know a lot of folks were asking for their contact information.
Thanks again for reaching out Justin!

From: Susan Terry
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Date: Mon, May 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon

Everyone just absolutely LOOOOOOOVED Gallatin Canyon. Those young men are so sweet and such great musicians. It would not have been the same party without them. Everyone came up to me asking for their names and where we found them.
They played the best selection of songs ... tailoring their music to the vibe of the night (cocktails, dinner, then kickin' it off with foot tapping music.) They had folks shouting requests and everyone stayed close to them on the patio after dinner. We even broke down the tables early because everyone wanted to listen to music on the patio. I couldn't have wished for more. They even played a special request for my oneyearold grandson, and had him bouncing up and down on the patio. You are so lucky to have signed them exclusively. I just love that band.
But even more than their music, they just looked like they were having a great time, smiling, and Ben was awesome when he spoke to the crowd between songs. Thanks so much for sharing them. They have so many songs on their song list that we love. It couldn't have been more perfect for the venue. I felt like we were having a barbecue in the backyard back in 1790 when that house was built.
One of the musicians was enjoying the sunset, then the stars during their breaks. They all seem to enjoy the venue at La Fourche. It's definitely a special place with views of pastures, horses, and mountains.
They were also careful to ask whether they should move their van out of eyesight from the patio. I just couldn't have been more pleased. Whoever raised those young fellows did a mighty fine job. We even started a fire in the firepit near the patio which did cause smoke for a bit to blow in their eyes, and they just laughed, kept on singing, and said they were used to such things since they were all raised in the country ...
Thanks again. And yes, we love Gallatin Canyon. We might become groupies and will go hear them play at any future public events. We'll definitely use Sam Hill next time we need music.
Thanks so much for making the entire weekend a very special event. Music is so important. We'll remember it in our hearts always.

Susan Terry

From: Lauren Sanders
Date: May 19, 2015 at 9:21:51 PM EDT
Subject: Thank You!
Hi Ben,
Thank you so much to you and Gallatin Canyon for a fantastic event at Fairview last week! Everyone was raving about your talent and it set the perfect tone for a relaxing, but fun kickoff to graduation weekend.
Your group was wonderful and I look forward to working with you again in the future!
All the best,

From: Lindley Wall
Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

The band was fantastic and the music was perfect. They were incredibly friendly and easy to work with. We could not have imagined a better group to come and perform in our wedding. Thank you again and please let them know how much we appreciated them being there.
Lindley and Frederick

From: Nicole Lindell
Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Subject: Review of Gallatin Canyon
Hey Justin,
Just wanted to send a quick thank you for your help in booking Gallatin Canyon for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and also wanted to let you know how much we loved having them there.
I was listening through the doors to all the ceremony music and it was gorgeous. Exactly what we had asked for in terms of prelude and processional music. For my entrance I had a specific song request that they learned for our day and they did a beautiful job with it. I was thrilled.
For the cocktail hour, my husband and I wish we could have just sat and listened to them instead of walking around and mingling :) The music was upbeat and fun and performed perfectly; we had several guests tell us how great the band was.
Planning with the band was seamless Ben was in contact with us and talked us through song options, timing, etc. so neither of us felt like we had anything to worry about that day.
We didn't know much of what we wanted for our wedding when we got engaged but the one thing my husband and I both agreed on from day 1 was that a bluegrass band was nonnegotiable; and I don't think we could have done any better than Gallatin Canyon.
Thanks again!!

From: Christina Conell
Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: Thanks! (and favor to ask)
To: Ben Hernandez, Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin,
Gallatin Canyon provided a fabulous, laid back and fun atmosphere for our wedding! The band was easy to work with, introduced and mc'ed the evening perfectly. They were flexible during our first dances and toasts. The group read the room (er, tent!) and kept spirits high. I had people coming up to me all night complementing the band. Gallatin Canyon set up quickly and had great personalities to carry our guests through the night.

From: Jon Vahedian
Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM
Subject: RE: Gallatin Canyon
Hi Justin,
We could not have been happier with Gallatin Canyon! The music was great and they were super friendly and easy to work with. If anything, I would have liked to spend more time listening to them! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a band for an event.

From: Schmidt, Sarah E.
Date: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Subject: Gallatin Canyon review
To: Andy at Sam Hill Bands
I have worked with Gallatin Canyon on several occasions, and am always very excited when I’m able to book them for an event. Whether a public set at a local winery, or a private event for UVa donors, the band consistently gives stellar performances and is routinely mentioned with rave reviews by our guests when solicited for event feedback. Their talents coupled with the members’ relaxed and fun personalities have made them a personal favorite to watch and professional favorite to book!

Thanks again!


Sarah Elizabeth Schmidt
Special Events Coordinator, University of Virginia
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Development

From: Smith, Michael R.
Date: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:06 PM
Subject: RE: 5/30 Followup
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Justin, I wanted to send a note to thank you for suggesting Gallatin Canyon for our house party. Ben Hernandez and the band were a real pleasure. Great attention to detail; on time; good sound equipment; happy to play a long time. Most of all, very, very good bluegrass and bluegrasscountry music, with a nice change of pace between ballads and more vigorous songs. They played well, sang well and were friendly and engaging with the crowd. Everyone at the party had a really good time, reflected in some in ways in the fact that the band succeeded in getting folks up and dancing. I hope we’re able to have Gallatin Canyon back sometime, and very much appreciate your sending them to us.

Michael Smith
Barnesville, MD

From: Eileen Feldman
Date: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Subject: Gallatin Canyon trio
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike....
I wanted to let you know that The Gallatin Canyon Trio played for my son's Wedding Rehearsal dinner.
They did an awesome job. Their sound was perfect for the event and the room.
We had a large crowd and they provided just the right atmosphere, volume and sound.
Everyone commented that they enjoyed the ambiance the trio created for the evening.
Ben (and his co musicians) were extremely pleasant, easy to work with and sweet.
Thank you so much for your recommendation.....and I look forward to making my next BlueGrass party.
Eileen Feldman

From: Anna Payne Fife
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 11:06 PM
To: Andy Jaspen @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon

Hi Andy,
Thanks for checking in. Gallatin Canyon was great we really enjoyed the band and their music! They were also really responsive to emails leading up to the event. Working with Sam Hill also made the booking and set up process very easy; it was great having one less thing to worry about.
All the best,

From: Jane Allen
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 1:19 PM
To: Andrew Juge @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: Gallatin Canyon
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for suggesting Gallatin Canyon! They were great! They provided the perfect music for our event. They even let some of our girls sing with them, which was an awesome surprise! We all enjoyed having them on campus!

Another great suggestion from you! I'm so glad that I have you to help me with such an important aspect of my events!

Thanks again,

From: Todd Stoffer
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2012 7:36 AM
To: Mike Miglino

Ben and the guys were absolutely amazing. Thanks again for getting everything worked out last minute. You really saved the evening. I will definitely recommend your company to any and all friends that may need it.
Thanks Again,

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Swept Away
Guy Clark
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In My Life
Here Comes the Sun (Instrumental)
I've Just Seen A Face
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You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Grateful Dead
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Friend of the Devil
I Know You Rider
Rosalee McFall
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I Won't Back Down
Yer So Bad
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Don't Think Twice
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You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
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Have You Ever Seen the Rain
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The Weight
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Can't Help Falling in Love

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Eileen's Waltz

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St. Anne's Reel