Dear Friends,


Garrett Newton may not have a lot of years under his belt but he is one heck of a talent and the Garrett Newton Band highlights the best bluegrass has to offer. His latest album, "Young Heart, Old Soul" on Pinecastle Records showcases how raw talent paired with veteran bluegrass musicians, offers a new sound that is sweet music to the genre.   DJ's and Promoters, have a listen by clicking here,



Garrett Newton is an exceptional banjo player, plays the Earl Scruggs style. Not only can he play banjo, he can talk banjo with the best. He is presently touring with Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road in their "Country Grass" tour featuring his banjo playing. Garrett fronts his own band, the Garrett Newton Band. He has played on stage with national artists such as Marty Raybon, Kenny Ingram, Ben Greene, Steve Dilling, and Joe Mullins.


Garrett endorses and is supported by Yates Banjos and Mitch banjo GHS Strings, Peterson Tuners and Blue Chip Picks. He has his own banjo project entitled "Young Heart, Old Soul," on Pinecastle Records, includes several bluegrass standard instrumentals, and original song written by Garrett.


Band members include: 

  • Garrett Newton, Banjo, Master of Ceremonies
  • Parks Icenhour, Lead Guitar, Bass Vocals
  • Allen Dyer, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Lorraine Jordan, Acoustic Bass, Tenor Vocals
  • Daniel Aldridge, Mandolin, Baritone Vocals


A few of our recent Festival performances include great shows such as, Bristol Spring Fest, Christmas in the Smokies, Old Rock School, IBMA, Cabin Fever!

"The title song, YOUNG HEART, OLD SOUL really stirred me, because it reminded me quite a lot of myself, 40 years ago!"

                                                                             - Joe Mullins






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