Meet the Band

Aaron GdovicakGuitar, Banjo, Mandolin

Aaron is from Amherst, Ohio and the founding member of the band. He’s been playing professionally for 25 years and with Blue Plantation since it’s formation. 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.

Bob SachsMandolin, 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.

Meet the Band

Aaron GdovicakGuitar, Banjo, Mandolin

Aaron is from Amherst, Ohio and the founding member of the band. He’s been playing professionally for 25 years and with Blue Plantation since it’s formation. 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.

Bob SachsMandolin, 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.