Meet the band
Blossom Hill Bluegrass Band plays a mixture of hard driving bluegrass and contemporary music.
Led by the energetic showman Gary Payne, you are always in for an entertaining show featuring close harmonies, brisk and soulful melodies.
Gary Payne has played in many British bluegrass bands over the years including Grassfire, A Band Like Alice and (the UK) Blackjack.
His high tenor voice is widely recognised in England, as well as his excellent rhythm guitar.
You will always find him leading a dynamic and accessible session at the BBMA tent during most festivals in the UK.
Richard Holland has played guitar for many years in a folk duo which recorded and played on National radio.
Since finding Bluegrass in the mid 90’s he has embraced the bluegrass family and played banjo and guitar with the Lynne Butler Band, Contraband, Dalebilly and North Drive.
If you like Ron Block, you’ll love Richard.
Sherryl Payne also hails from the English folk scene and was recruited into bluegrass by husband Gary around twenty years ago. Previous bands include 'A Band Like Alice' and 'Blackjack', Sherryl's bass & vocals are the cornerstone of Blossom Hill's sound.
Ed Gallagher completes the line up on dobro. The newest member of the band has previously played with Travellin Rose, The Kelly Lee Band and All The Queens Ravens.
Blossom Hill have been one of Ed's favorite bands on the UK bluegrass scene so was extatic when asked to join the lineup