Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Music Association

Banjo player Barry Hartman leads the Big South Fork Band which plays an interesting mix of traditional bluegrass classics, contemporary favorites and several of Barry's own original songs and instrumentals.

Through the years, many local musicians have been a part of what was called "Barry's Basement Band." The current members of Hartstrings are Barry Hartman on banjo, Joe Parker on bass, Bill Bellan on guitar, Dave Hansen on guitar, and Margie Drees on fiddle. Everyone sings, so there is a nice harmonic blend and a variety of lead vocals.

Here's how to book the band for your establishment or special event. Contact:

email to:

or phone: 859-384-2876



Big South Fork Band Mourns the loss of our beloved fiddler and vocalist MARGIE DREES.

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Big South Fork Band - member band

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter MARGIE DREES passed away last week. Her passing puts a huge hole in the music of Northern Kentucky. Most of us have had the joy of making music with Margie whether she was on keyboards or the bass or the fiddle in numerous band settings or jams or just listening to her amazing vocal harmonies and pitch perfect fiddle playing. Visitation will be at Middendorf Funeral Home, Ft. Wright, KY 41017, Saturday, January 21st, 11am to 1pm.  A celebration of Life memorial will follow 1-4pm at the Devou Park Golf Clubhouse, 1201 Park Dr, Covington KY 41010

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