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Jerry Andrews (left) of Crandall Creek talks with Peggy Brafshak of Reynolds Memorial Hospital. The bluegrass band donated water and Gatorade to the West Virginia University Medical facility.  [Photo by Sharon Andrews]

Jerry Andrews (left) of Crandall Creek talks with Peggy Brafshak of Reynolds Memorial Hospital. The bluegrass band donated water and Gatorade to the West Virginia University Medical facility. [Photo by Sharon Andrews]

Crandall Creek helps those fighting COVID-19

             While coronavirus closed the door on live bluegrass shows, it opened the door for Crandall Creek to help those fighting the virus. 

            Moundsville-based Crandall Creek bluegrass band donated bottled water and Gatorade to Reynolds Memorial Hospital, a West Virginia University Medicine facility, in Glen Dale on Saturday, April 4. 

            “This is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ to those on the front lines of this virus,” said Jerry Andrews, founder of Crandall Creek. “This is our community involvement.” 

            Peggy Brafshak of Reynolds Memorial said the hospital was “most appreciative” of the donation. She and Jason Milczewksi received the water and Gatorade at the hospital. 

            The donation was made through the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, a non-profit 501c3, founded by Jerry. Band members Jerry, Kathy Wigman Lesnock, Dustin Terpenning, Lilli Gadd and Heather Wharton give a portion of the money from their concerts to the Foundation. 

            Also donating to this effort were Roger Hoard, guitarist who records with the band; Jamie Peck, who has recorded and produced the band; and Bruce Winges, who designs graphics for the band and sits it occasionally. 

            Bell Buckle recording artist Crandall Creek is a high-energy bluegrass band based in Moundsville. They write original songs in the bluegrass style. Their CD, Headed South, is in final stages of production and will be released this spring. 

            “We are looking forward to performing again once the virus threat is over,” Jerry said. “In the meantime, we want to help where we can.”     

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Read all about it!

The Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation work of Jerry Andrews and Crandall Creek is highlighted in Bluegrass Today article. 

Want something special for your Valentine's Day? Join us at the Penn Alps Restaurant for a buffet dinner capped off Bluegrass music from the Crandall Creek Band. Make it a Valentine's Day to remember. 

Crandall Creek SPGMA Performance

            Crandall Creek Band performed its blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass and Americana at the 46th annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Awards Show February 1 in Nashville, Tenn. 

            Although we did not advance in the competition, our music was well-received by an audience that normally would not hear our original songs. We are thankful for the opportunity SPBGMA offered us to play our music in front of this influential and appreciative audience. 

Crandall Creek Band will continue to create and perform the music we are meant to play. Much thanks to all those who believe in us and who are touched by our music. 

We truly are blessed. 

Crandall Creek Band performed its blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass and Americana at the 46th annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Awards Show February 1 in Nashville, Tenn. 

            Although we did not advance in the competition, our music was well-received by an audience that normally would not hear our original songs. We are thankful for the opportunity SPBGMA offered us to play our music in front of this influential and appreciative audience. 

Crandall Creek Band will continue to create and perform the music we are meant to play. Much thanks to all those who believe in us and who are touched by our music. 

We truly are blessed. 

Crandall Creek Band

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