Welcome to BluePlantation.com home of Charleston, SC's Premier Bluegrass, Irish, Jazz, & Swing Band!
Proudly Serving the Charleston South Carolina Area for 17 Years!
NEW!!!! Interested in having the Blue Plantation Band play your wedding ceremony, reception, or dinner rehearsal? WATCH the band perform a few songs that could be your next wedding event at the following link below on YouTube. *Also listed is a Blue Plantation Band songlist in PDF format so you can see their diverse repertoire of music styles.
YouTube Link Here↓
Band Song List Here↓
Blue Plantation is an acoustic string band with a diverse variety of authentic musical styles. These styles include Bluegrass, Irish, Folk, Country, Swing, and Jazz. They have created their own niche market and specialize in Wedding Ceremonies, Dinner Rehearsals, Oyster Roasts, Pig Pickins, Corporate Events, Festivals, Private Parties, Family Functions, and Local Music Venues.
The band is made up of four musicians with a wide background of musical experience and a high level of expertise. The band is hard-working and has been performing together for 17 years in the Charleston, SC area.
Charleston, South Carolina is a modern day cultural melting pot, which leaves Blue Plantation with the opportunity to serve up the musical main course for Charlestonians and tourists alike.
Aaron Gdovicak - Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Aaron is from Amherst, Ohio and the founding member of the band. He's been playing professionally for over 25 years and with Blue Plantation since it's formation in 2003. With his years of music study and training, Aaron lays up a solid wall of sound and brings a blues/jazzy sound to the band. Some of his major influences include Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, Bryan Sutton, David Grisman, Mike Dowling, Tony Rice, Joe Pass, Pete Wernick, and Russ Barenberg. Aaron also plays occassionally with several local groups including Dallas Baker and Friends, The Bluestone Ramblers, and Sauratown.
Bob Sachs - Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
Bob is originally from Northern Virginia and currently resides in Mt. Pleasant, SC. A veteran performer since 1980 he has played in 38 states & multiple international destinations. Bob brings a unique style of playing to a wide variety of audiences.He has performed at Bluegrass and Country music festivals all over the United States including the prestigious Boston Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. His career includes an 11 year stint with the nationally acclaimed group Southern Rail, over 25 years with South Carolina Heritage artist Roger Bellow, performances and recordings with country star David Ball, country music veterans Don Helms (who played with Hank Williams Sr.) and Gordon Terry, Jimmy Buchanan, Melba Montgomery, and many others. He is an award winning mandolinist and has been called “A wizard of the mandolin” by Virginia Public Radio.
Marci Shore - Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Originally from King, NC, Marci started playing Fiddle & Guitar as a teenager. She was greatly influenced by her Old Time Music playing Uncles as well as by modern Bluegrass artists like Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, New Grass Revival, and The Nashville Bluegrass Band. Marci is also more recently involoved in writing original music and performing as a Singer / Songwriter.
Marci currently works at Sand Dollar Real Estate
John F Kennedy - Bass
John F Kennedy aka JFK has been playing the bass professionally for nearly 30 years. He is a 2001 graduate of the jazz program at the College of Charleston. Throughout his time playing, he has been fortunate enough to have had professional experience across many genres. He has recorded with many musicians in and outside of Charleston and has been a part of numerous musical theater performances. During the day, John is a luthier, building and repairing string instruments.
Saturday, March 11 - 5pm to 7pm
Private Wedding - Myrtle Beach, SC
Friday, March 17 - 5pm to 7pm
Private Event - Mount Pleasant, SC
Sunday, March 19 - 4pm to 7pm
Private Event - North Charleston, SC
Tuesday, March 28 - 6pm to 8pm
Private Event - Kiawah Island, SC
Saturday, April 1 - 12:30pm to 3pm
The Royal American - Downtown Charleston, SC
Sunday, April 2 - 10am to 2pm
High Cotton Bluegrass Brunch - Charleston, SC
Wednesday, April 5 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Private Event - Summerville, SC
Saturday, April 15 - 7pm to 10pm
Private Event - Downtown Charleston, SC
Saturday, May 20 - 12pm to 4pm
Private Event - Cainhoy, SC
Sunday, May 28 - 12pm to 3pm
Gorin Brothers Hat Shop - DWTN Charleston, SC
Here are a couple songs written by the band.
*Spanish Moss (original)
*Pickin' on Bill (original)
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