Groupe Country US formé en 1992. Les Wildwood Valley Boys sont Tony Holt, Jamie Johnson, Wes Vanderpool, Justin Clark et Jon Weisberger. Trois des membres sont les fils des "Boys From Indiana" : Tony Holt (fils de Aubrey), Jeff Holt (fils de Jerry) et Harlan Gabbard (fils de Harley). Le groupe a eu beaucoup de changement au cours des ans. En 2010 : Tony Holt (seul membre d'origine), et son père Aubrey Holt, Brad Lambert, Tom Patrick, et Jeremy Blankenship.

The roots of the Wildwood Valley Boys can be found deep in the bluegrass tradition of a Midwestern group named the Boys From Indiana. In both a stylistic and a family sense, the band that formed in the late '90s inherited much from its predecessor, which formed in the early '70s. In acknowledgement of that fact, the Wildwood Valley Boys' debut album from Rebel, When I Get Back to Georgia, is dedicated to the Boys From Indiana, whose members were, in fact, close relations or bandmates of some of the Wildwood Valley Boys' members.
The Wildwood Valley Boys consist of vocalist and guitarist Tony Holt, tenor and mandolinist Jamie Johnson, banjo player Wes Vanderpool, fiddler Justin Clark, and bass player Jon Weisberger. Founder Holt, who hails from Indiana, is the son of Aubrey Holt, a songwriter and one of the anchoring forces of the Boys From Indiana. His songwriting uncle, Tom Holt, also was part of the older bluegrass group, as was uncle Jerry Holt and great uncle Harley Gabbard. The younger Holt spent a few years on tour with his father's and uncles' band.
The 12-track debut is a testament to the younger group's respect for the sound and talent of its predecessor. It includes covers of three songs that were formerly done by the older band, "Rambler's Call," "Carolina Jane," and "Atlanta Is Burning." Aubrey Holt contributed several new numbers, including "White Spanish Moss," "It's Just the Rain," and the title track. Tony Holt penned "Still Missing You," a ballad. The group's second album, I'm a Believer, was issued in 2000 and contains jubilant and lively bluegrass-gospel.
Mandolinist Johnson, who hails from Milan, IN, was also a member of the Boys From Indiana. In addition, he formerly spent time as a member of Union Springs. Always a fan of bluegrass, he first played the mandolin as a teenager. Like Johnson, banjo player Vanderpool took up his instrument as a teenager. He has played banjo with Melvin Goins and the Bluegrass Thoroughbreds. Fiddler Clark, an Oklahoma native, relocated to Tennessee in his late teens. His previous credits include the Bluegrass Woodcutters and the Sand Mountain Boys. He has also played with the Posse and Dallas Smith. 

Talents : Tony Holt : Guitar, Vocals - Jamie Johnson : Tenor, Mandolin - Wes Vanderpool : Banjo - Justin Clark : Fiddle - Jon Weisberger : Bass - En 2010 : Tony Holt : Guitar, Vocals - Aubrey Holt : Guitar, Vocals - Brad Lambert : Mandolin - Tom Patrick : Bass - Jeremy Blankenship : Banjo, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Bluegrass

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10



06/1999 CD REBEL 1751 (US) WHEN I GET BACK TO GEORGIA - Lorena, Go Home / Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good / The Day You Passed Me By / Carolina Jane / Atlanta Is Burning / It's Just The Rain / White Spanish Moss / Somebody's Brother / Rambler's Call / Still Missin' You / The Rose Will Bloom Again / When I Get Back To Georgia
08/2000 CD REBEL 1763 (US) I'M A BELIEVER - Are You On The Right Road / Preach The World Of The Lord / I Found A Friend / When Jesus Comes Down / A Box Seat In Heaven / Street Preacher / The Roses Must Die / The Church Bells Are Ringing Again / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / You Better Talk To The Lord / Dreaming Of A Little Cabin / I'm A Believer
07/2002 CD REBEL 1781 (US) BACK COUNTRY ROAD - The Long Valley / Black Dust Fever / Let Me Be Your Man / Mom And Dad's Waltz / Ruby The Beauty / My World's A Paradise / She Knew / Back Country Road / Paul's Ride / Paradise / Shackles And Chains / Heartbreakin' Devil
08/2003 CD REBEL 1799 (US) SONGS FROM WILDWOOD VALLEY - Jeremiah Callahan's Medicine Show / The Spirit Of America / The Big Man From Rosine / I'm Not The Drifter / Forever True / Big Time Johnny / Sweet Loretta / Making Memories / If I Could Just Hear Daddy / Talkin' In My Sleep / The Way I Am / When You Are Lonely
04/2006 CD REBEL 111813 (US) DAYLIGHT'S BURNIN' - Tony HOLT & The WILDWOOD VALLEY BOYS - Daylight's Burnin' / Silver Ghost / North Of The Carolinas / I Aint' Leavin' / Sweet Maggie Belle / I'll Cry Like A Baby / What Happened To Ann / Boilermaker / Cousin Russell / When The Warden Turns The Key / Feeling Blue / Old Granddad
01/2011 CD Ole Heritage OHR 1001 (US)

Lost Highways & Treasured Memories - Tony HOLT & The WILDWOOD VALLEY BOYS - Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands / I'll Be Broken Hearted / Cherokee Shame / Just Another Souvenir / Board That Train And Ride / I Know That You Know (That I Love You) / A Born Ramblin' Man / Each Memory Is A Treasure / Truck Drivin' Jack / Only In My Dream / If I Had My Way; Bringing In The Georgia Mail / Homeward Bound / Lost Highway

02/2015 CD Tulipland JBB 2016 (US)

Hymns From Wildwood Valley - Tony HOLT & The WILDWOOD VALLEY BOYS - I Will Not Fear / Way Up On The Mountain / Old Time Religion Working In My Heart / Stairway Of Gold / Jonah / Grandpa Was A Farmer / Church In The Pines / I'm Makin' My Way / Summer's Gone / Lead Me Down The Pathway / The Kingdom Of Heaven / Battle Scarred Soldier / Lost Soul

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