Monday July 17, 1995
Richland Creek Band

The Richland Creek Band is a group of acoustic musicians consisting of Sandy Garwood, writer and vocals; Susan Blair, mandolin; Terry Blair, guitar and vocals; Wayne Renardson, guitar; and Julie Mavity-Hudson, bass and flutes. The group's repertoire consists of original material and an eclectic mix of traditional tunes that span several decades.

Sandy is a veteran of the music business. Prior to arriving in Nashville, she performed in Los Angeles clubs, recorded with Excursion Records, and appeared in television productions. She has also recorded for Nashville's Bitter Creek Records and Swing Set music. Her perceptive songs cover the spectrum of human emotion, and are conveyed with a sensibility born of experience. Her CD can be found here:

Susan plays a mandolin made circa 1905 by Martin guitar for Wurlitzer. It was a gift from her father to her mother in the 1930s. Susan brings a mix of infectious American and traditional east European Yiddish tunes to the band, blending those influences with a modern sensibility.

Terry plays a 1951 Gibson SJ-50 guitar, a gift from his father. In addition to his solid rhythm playing, Terry sings traditional American songs from such diverse artists as Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, John Prine and Jim Croce.

Wayne plays a 1959 Martin D-18 (no family connection) purchased in 1972 when he moved to Nashville from Tallahassee, Florida. He has played with several acoustic bands in Nashville and writes about the music scene for various magazines.

Julie, in addition to providing a foundation for Richland Creek on her contemporary European stand-up bass, plays cello with both the Belmont and Nashville Community Orchestras, flute with the Trevecca College Community Orchestra, and saxophone with the Hunter's Lane Community Band. She also plays traditional Irish tunes on the flute with Richland Creek.

The band has been performing in Nashville since 1992. In addition to private engagements, they have been invited to play at Davis-Kidd, Guido's, Windows On The Cumberland, the Annual Clamboil, the John Trotwood Moore school string players camp, and the American Bar Association's Pro-Bono National Conference, Sister Cities: Coen Delegation and Family & Children's Services. The band appears regularly at the Grand Old Hatchery in Dickson, Tennessee, a live radio show featuring old-time country music similar to the original Grand Ole Opry.

For booking or additional information contact Wayne at (615) two-nine-two-two-one-five-three.

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