Based out of southern Virginia, Nothin' Fancy has been entertaining audiences for over two decades. With their bright music and flair for comedy, the band is always a crowd pleaser at venues around the world. Nothin' Fancy shares lightheartedness and sincerity with their audiences which is always warmly received.
Time Changes Everything is the band's 15th album and will delight listeners just as much as Nothin' Fancy's past hit albums have. The project features two songs written by band frontman, Mike Andes and two songs from guitarist Caleb Cox. It also includes music from Carter Stanley, Glen Campbell, Bob Dylan, and Allen Mills. With this arsenal of songwriters, the lead vocals of Mike Andes and Caleb Cox, and the band's superb musicianship, this project will please any bluegrass fan's musical appetite.
It’s That Time of Year Again...
We’re way overdue for a news bulletin on the website, and it just so happens that the 18th Annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival is on the horizon!! Please join us on September 20-22 (or come for the whole week) for a great time and solid musical entertainment from your hosts Nothin’ Fancy and our friends in Little Roy and Lizzie, the Moron Brothers, the Lonesome River Band, Summer Brooke and Mountain Faith, the Malpass Brothers, David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, the Larry Stephenson Band, Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice, the Deer Creek Boys, Remington Ryde, and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver! That’s one long list of amazing talent and great music from Thursday to Saturday. In addition, Wednesday will see our golf cart poker run, the cornhole tournament, and the potluck supper which will also feature a special guest performer, Mike Mitchell! For all information, click on the link to the festival or visit Facebook. There are two additional festival-related announcements. First: The winner of our VIP package for the festival is Lois Black of Dayton, VA! Congratulations! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon with a signature VIP treatment. Thank you all for participating, and if you didn’t win this time, there’s always 2019. Second: we are really excited to say that our new album, “Time Changes Everything” will definitely be ready for the festival’s start on September 20!! Come to the festival and hear the newest and latest release with four new originals from Mike Andes and Caleb Cox along with some happy surprises. You’ll want a copy of this album - we guarantee it!
See you at our festival or at a festival near you!!
A Hearty Thanks
Fiddler Chris Sexton reporting back again! It was an most excellent festival, and there are so many wonderful memories of good friends and family getting together to hear great music performed by some of the best and notable bands around. Several people I'd like to make sure get big thank-yous:
Our festival coordinator, Robyn Wines and her husband, NF bus driver Willie Wines, put their heart and soul into making sure everything ran smoothly. Robyn's last year, with the cancer diagnosis and all the chemotherapy and radiation treatments, has been a very difficult path, but that hadn't stopped her in getting the festival to be one of the best we've ever had. Willie has been equally devoted to Robyn and to the band driving us up and down the highways, and their work has not gone unnoticed. Three cheers for Robyn and Willie!
To all our volunteers: you are the backbone of our festival. You've done a lot of heavy lifting both figuratively and literally, and without you, we'd be lost. Thank you so much for being a part of Team Fancy - you're awesome.
To our vendors: we love what you have to offer. Thanks for sharing your talents with us, and we're already planning to have you all back next year if you'd like us to save your spot.
Finally, a festival is no festival without the fans. No matter if it was your first time or your 17th time, we are grateful that you showed up. Music needs two things to survive: the players and the audience. Your devotion and presence with us ensures that bluegrass music will continue to be a part of the Shenandoah Valley as long as we have anything to do and say about it. Speaking of which: we're already looking forward to the 18th, which will be September 20, 21, and 22! Hope y'all come back. :-)