Crooked Pine

Western North Carolina

Three young men just out of college, wanting to play music together, have good times and learn to live well, created Crooked Pine in 1974. The band hit the college circuit, played local and regional venues and lived the best they could with help from friends and family.  Fast forward to 2016, the boys are back again and added Troy Harrison into the mix in 2013. Troy is a very versed musician from Madison Co. NC who adds banjo and mandolin to the Crooked Pine sound.  Other Crooked Pine members are: Marion Boatwright plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, and sings. Frank McConnell plays guitar, as well as lead and harmony vocals, and Craig Bannerman, stand-up bass and sings a little too. The band has been featured in videos for several area features, plays many regional gigs every season of concerts, dances, and festivals and remains an active and evolving musical influence in Western North Carolina. They have recorded 3 CD’s including original and traditional music.