Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Music Association

Banjo player Barry Hartman leads the Hartstrings Bluegrass Band which plays an interesting mix of traditional bluegrass classics, contemporary favorites and several of his 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


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Hartstrings Bluegrass Band - member band

Oct 25 - Bellevue, KY Street Festival  5pm

Oct 29 - Framhaven Farm, Union, KY   5:30pm

​Jan 12 - Boone Co. Library - Scheben Branch  2pm

Hartstrings Public Event Schedule

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