About Us

        Origins:

        "Berachah Valley brings to their performances a true spirit of fun and tradition along with inspiration that reaches out beyond the music. We love having them on the World's Original Wheeling Jamboree USA!" - D. Heath / Exec. Dir, Wheeling Jamboree, Inc.

        Berachah Valley was created in the spring of 2005 when a few friends came together searching for a place to play traditional bluegrass, gospel, and traditional renditions of current favorites. Audiences quickly see the result is a uniquely smooth combination of musicianship and  female vocal harmonies influenced by the recordings of  The Is
        aacs',  The Forbes Family, Emmylou Harris, The Whites,  and other various artists.

        The name for the band is found in its theme Bible verse, II Chronicles 20:26. The players will testify that the clearly evident camaraderie seen on stage is the natural fruit of the great blessing of good friendships and shared faith.

        Berachah Valley has had the good fortune to travel to Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio to perform at many bluegrass festivals, bluegrass and gospel venues, radio programs, TV programs, fairs and community events.



        This is Berachah Valley:

         
        "Berachah Valley" is known for their powerful female trio harmony.

        Cathy Baker plays rhythm guitar, sings lead and harmony and is one of the founding members, along with Michelle Edester who continues to blossom with her command of the mandolin. Michelle also provides consistent harmony and is very versatile vocally. Leisa Hinkle 
        completes the vocal trio.

        Cathy, Michelle and Leisa take a sophisticated approach to harmony and together produce tight vocal harmonies for
        Bluegrass, Americana, Gospel, Country, Popular tunes and other genres.
        They are multi-talented vocalists, whose clear sounding, natural voices reach audience members time after time.

        Becky Meyers sings occasionally and shares her talent on the banjo and dojo. She plays well the many songs which former BV member Merrell Boggs has penned.  Many of Merrell's songs are featured on Berachah Valley's current projects: "Mountain Memories
         Revisited" and "One Cross". Check out our original music at  wwww.berachahvalley.com.


        Mike Elliott brings much musical experience from his years spent in Nashville, TN and generates much enthusiasm with his explosive lead guitar breaks and his command of the dobro. Mike is extremely diverse, plays many instruments exceptionally well. His experience in Bluegrass, County, Gospel, Swing and Classical Music brings an outstanding element to Berachah Valley.

        On the bass is Larry Collins, who plays with much pathos with every movement and motion. During a performance, Larry seems to perceive complex themes, musical contour, and subtle nuances. His use of the bow during several songs is second to none.

        Greg Beasley  is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo as well. His love of vocal harmony, along with his versatile fiddling style, makes Greg a great fit for Berachah Valley.

        Larry along Mike and Greg bring versatility to Berachah Valley when they align themselves vocally for some outstanding male harmony.


        Berachah is a term in The Bible which means 'blessing'. We desire to be a blessing via our music.


        Venues:  

        Berachah Valley 
        has played at various venues in and around southwestern Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia.  Berachah Valley routinely plays Bluegrass festivals, fairs, radio programs, regional TV programs, regional events, private parties, reunions and churches. Berachah Valley has been given the opportunity to perform with the entertainers and/or 'open for' the following bands:  Blue Highway, Paul Williams and The Victory Trio, Rhonda Vincent, Daily and Vincent, The Moron Brothers, Continental Divide, Pine Mountain Railroad, Don Rigsby, Lost and Found, Newfound Road, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Larry Sparks.  

        The following is a list of festivals/events that Berachah Valley has had the opportunity to perform:

        2018 Schedule: Partial Listing: 

        • SPBGMA Showcase Nashville, TN
        • WOBO Radio Interview
        • Connersville Indiana Bluegrass Association
        • Miami University Cafe
        • Barnyard BBQ West Virginia
        • Floyd's Country Store Virgnia
        • Mayberry Days Mt Airy North Carolina
        • Bradford, Ohio Bluegrass Festival
        • Tipp City Street Fair
        • Blue Note Bistro
        • IsIs Music Hall Asheville, North Carolina
        • Uptown Music Concert Series Oxford, Ohio
        • Dayton Porch Fest
        • Sugar Maple Festival
        • Music Series Kentucky
        • Clark County Barn Dance

          2017 Schedule: Partial Listing:
        • Ohio State Fair
        • Bradford Bluegrass Festival
        • Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree
        • Miami University Cafe
        • River Days
        • Fort Rowdy Gathering
        • Don Rigsby recording
        • Flat Rock Creek Festival
        • Metamora Indiana Performing Arts
        • Beans and Bluegrass
        • Tipp City Street Fair
        • City of Dayton, Ohio-Holiday Music
        • City of Dayton-Dayton Grand Holiday Parade
        • America's Got Talent
        2016 Schedule: Partial Listing:
        • Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
        • Don Rigsby-Recording Project
        • Metamora Indiana Performing Arts
        • Miami University Ohio Cafe
        • Bradford, Ohio Bluegrass Festival
        • Summer Concert Series-Fairborn, Ohio
        • Harvest Extravaganza
        • Ohio State Fair
                  
        2015 Schedule: Partial Listing...
        • The Fraze Pavilion
        • Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
        • Clifton Opera House
        • Bradford, Ohio Bluegrass Festival
        • Ohio State Fair 
        • Old Mill Bluegrass Festival
        • Stubbs Amphitheater
        • Woodsong Cafe
        • Bradford Bluegrass Festival
        • Old Mill Bluegrass Festival
        • WLJC TV
        • Liberty Missouri-KCLX Tour
        • Nashville TV-Johnny Daniels Program

        2014 Schedule: Partial listing....
        • Central Ohio Bluegrass Association
        • Music Place-Middletown, Ohio
        • Sandra Small Art Gallery-Covington, KY
        • Bradford Bluegrass Festival
        • Old Mill Park Bluegrass Festival-KY
        • Bluegrass On The Green with Joe Mullins/Tim Shelton
        • 2014 Summer Concert Series
        • Bluegrass Jamboree
        • Tunes In The Trees
        • The Fraze
        • WDVX Radio-Knoxville, TN
        • The Ohio State Fair Amphitheater
        • Stubbs Park Amphitheater
        • Red Barn Radio-Lexington, KY
        • KEYTV-Homemade Jam-Lexington, KY
        • Miami University Cafe
        • Middletown Arts Festival
        • Wheeling Jamboree  (yearly venue) West VA.
        • The Old Arcana Cafe
        • Various churches and other venues

        2013 Schedule: Partial listing....
         
        • Red Barn Radio Show-Lexington, Kentucky
        • Central Ohio Bluegrass Show-Columbus, Ohio
        • Bradford Bluegrass Festival-Bradford, Ohio
        • Old Mill Bluegrass Festival-West Liberty, Kentucky
        • Bluegrass At The Gateway Festival-Metamora, Indiana
        • NIBGA Bluegrass Festival-Kendallville, Indiana
        • Nashville Recording Session with Don Rigsby
        • ABH Hideway Bluegrass Event-New London, Ohio
        • NIBGA Blugrass Festival-Indiana
        • Ohio State Fair
        • Front Street Cafe
        • Connersville Bluegrass Music Association-Indiana
        • Bluegrass Opry Barn-Paulding County, OH
        • Fairborn Actor's Theater
        • Bluegrass At The Gateway Bluegrass Festival
        • Clifton Opry House
        • WECI Radio
        • Wheeling Jamboree
        • Kickin' Canadian Bluegrass
        • Miami County Fall Fest
        • Farm Fest
        • Fort Rowdy Gathering
        • Middletown Arts Festival
        2012 Schedule: Partial listing.....
        • Rangeline Bluegrass Festival with Daily & Vincent, Doyle Lawson, Joe Mullins, Paul Williams
        • Miami County Fall Festival with Lonesome River Band, Newfound Road, Joe Mullins
        • Central Ohio Bluegrass Festival with Goldwing
        • Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Bluegrass Festival
        • The Richwood Opry-Kentucky
        • Little Grantsville Jamboree-Indiana
        • The Wheeling Jamboree-Wheeling, West Va
        • Red Barn Radio-Lexington,KY
        • Old Mill Bluegrass Festival-West Liberty, KY 
        • Performing Arts Series-Troy, Ohio
        • Miami County Fair-Ohio
        • POCF Bluegrass Festival
        • Miami University-Ohio
        • Streets of Gold Gospel Event-Penn
        • Farm Fest
        • The Tipp Roller Mill
        • Fort Rowdy Festival
        • Buckeye Valley Opry
        • Red Lantern Barn
        • Clifton Opry House
        • BRD House Music
        • WLJC-TV
        • WCNW Radio Interview
        • The Coming Together Center
        • Tunes In The Trees Festival
        • ABH Hide-a-Way
        • 34th Annual Old Tyme Music Festival
        • Red Spurlock Event

        2011 Schedule: Partial listing......            
        • IBMA Showcase-Nashville, Tennessee           
        • The Richwood Opry, Walton, Kentucky-opened for Newfound Road           
        • Rangeline Bluegrass Festival, Covington, Ohio-opend for Doyle Lawsonn & Quicksilver/Paul Williams & The Victory Trio           
        • Harvest-Fall Festival, Troy Ohio-opened for Newfound Road            
        • Bluegrass Festival-George Rogers State Park, Springfield, Ohio with Larry Sparks, Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers          
        • Old Mill Bluegrass Festival-West Liberty, Kentucky with Rhonda Vincent and Rage           
        • Woodsong Pre Show-Lexington, Kentucky           
        • Wheeling Jamboree, Wheeling, West Virginia           
        • Buckeye Valley Opry, Hebron, Ohio           
        • Little Grantville Jamboree, Bedford, Indiana           
        • The Hatchery Opry, Nashville, Tennessee            
        • Miami County Fair, Troy, Ohio           
        • POCF Bluegrass Festival, Michigan                      
        2010 Schedule: Partial listing......           
        • The Wheeling Jamboree, Wheeling, West Virginia           
        • The Osborne Brothers Festival, Hyden, Kentucky           
        • The Renfro Valley Bluegrass Festival, Renfro Valley, Kentucky           
        • The Old Mill Bluegrass Festival, West Liberty, Kentucky           
        • The Mountain Music Jamboree, Maggie Valley, North Carolina           
        • The 32nd Annual Old Time Music Festival, Waynesville, Ohio           
        • Pickin' On CF Bluegrass Festival, Milan, Michigan           
        • Indiana Jamboree, Bedford, Indiana           
        • The Famous Old Time Music Company, Wapakoneta, Ohio                      
        • Salt River Bluegrass Festival-Midland, Michigan
        • Old Mill Bluegrass Festival-West Liberty, Kentucky
        • Morgan County Sorghum Festival-West Liberty, Kentucky
        • Lebanon Opry House-Lebanon, Ohio
        • Covington Bluegrass Festival-Covington, Ohio
        • Harvest Time Restaurant-Connersville, Indiana
        • Gospel Festival-Gratis, Ohio
        • Pickin' In The Holler Festival-Middletown, Ohio
        • Middletown Arts Festival-Middletown, Ohio
        • Appalachian Mountain Festival-Waynesville Chamber of Commerce-Waynesville, Ohio
        • Ole Tyme Music Festival-Caesar's Creek State Park, Pioneer Village- Harveysburg, Ohio
        • Fairborn Policeman Benefit with DJ Joe Mullins, WBZI-Fairborn, Ohio
        • Public Access CATV Channel 23 Gospel Hour
        • Public TV Program- Betty's Bluegrass-New Carlisle, Ohio
        • Hicey Park Autumn Festival-Harveysburg, Ohio
        • Eastwood Park Music Festival-Dayton, Ohio
        • Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Bluegrass Association Fish Fry -Dayton, Ohio
        • Public TV Program-Gospel Thru Music-New Carlisle, Ohio
        • Mansfield Bluegrass Festival-Mansfield, Ohio
        • Harvest Ranch Music Event • Victoria's Country Inn
        • The Stagecoach Inn
        • Hunter Pizzeria
        • Pennyroyal Pizza
        • The Manchester Inn
        • 1110 AM WGNZ is the radio station we played on countless times.
        • An Evening of Bluegrass/Gospel Music Concert-Coming Together Center-Dayton, Ohio
        • July 4th Celebration-Middletown, Ohio
        • Summer of Sounds Concert Series- "The Best of Bluegrass"- Middletown, Ohio
        • Rose Chapel Outdoor Singing-Dayton, Ohio
        • The Caesar's Creek Beach Appalachian Music Festival-Waynesville, Ohio
        • Sons of God Jam-Drexel, Ohio
        • Perry's Monument-Bass Island, Put-In-Bay, Ohio
        • Main Street Gospel Singing- Miamisburg, Ohio
        • Lion's Club-Lynn, Indiana
        • Masonic Lodge-Franklin, Ohio
        • Clark Home Place-South Lebanon, Ohio
        • TV Middletown-Middletown, Ohio
        • Various churches, too many to list
        The band has also taken a little time to record several CD's filled with their trademark  harmonies. These recordings include their most requested songs as well as band member favorites. These CD's are available by direct contact with the band or at our live appearances. Music is also available at CDBaby, Airplay Direct, Sound Cloud or  BV webpage. See the contact information below.

        Reviews:

        The following are comments made by promoters/event organizers:

        Berachah Valley has had the distinct pleasure of being invited to play the Main Street Arts and Music Festival for three consecutive years. Here is what their website had to say in review:

        "Their bluegrass styling have drawn comparisons to such industry icons as The Whites and The Carter Family but make no mistake about it they are in a class of their own. This group of excellent musicians is fronted by three very talented female singers. Check'em out on the Road Apple Old Time Music Stage." -
        http://www.alphadawgrecords.com/MAMF/music.html

        "It was indeed our pleasure to bring you to the City of Troy"....Troy-Hayner.

        "Thank you for coming last night to The CTC. You did a fantastic job and everyone enjoyed it. " --Steve Cate-CTC promoter

        "Berachah Valley-thank you for the blessing you gave us this year. We are looking forward to next year." --Marvin and Mabel Collins-Business Owners/Festival Organizers

        "We are glad to have Berachah Valley this morning. Their name means "blessing." They are a blessing to us. --Pastor Mark Combs-Calvary Church, Kettering, Ohio

        "There will be a press release in the Middletown Journal 'GO' section Friday this week about the artists. I submitted your picture as one to be included in the article. TV Middletown will also be filming that day. Thank you. See you at the show." --Robert Hoffman-Festival Organizer

        "Berachah Valley-thank you for the outstanding and well received performance. There were many positive comments. Keep up with the good work." --Jim Porter, Eastview Baptist Church


        Contact:

        We can be reached on the web at 
        http://www.berachahvalley.com. For more information on booking, performance fees and recordings contact:  Cathy Baker [cyob@aol.com]  or phone 937-477-6550.  

        (C) 2014 Berachah Valley