Behind The Mic Entertainment

Berachah (Berachan) in the news!

Although, the name isn't quite right...we were thrilled to make the news!

Although, the name isn't quite right...we were thrilled to make the news!

Hippie Fest-Hocking Hills, Ohio


Hippie Fest is the grooviest festival of the year! Featuring one-of-a-kind artists and vendors, bohemian shopping, and family-friendly entertainment! We love sharing our music at all kinds of events!  This one is an unforgettable experience!

At In The City-Dayton, Ohio

We encountered live performances, art-making stations, vividly decorated city blocks, patio parties, and other fun activities throughout Downtown Dayton! "Art In The City' was a wonderful experience. There was a great crowd on hand to celebrate Dayton's rich collection of visual and performing arts!

Asheville, Tennessee

Berachah Valley had a wonderful time playing to a pack house in Asheville, Tennessee! Set in the heart of West Asheville, Isis Theater was built in 1937 as a single screen movie theater and screened its last film in 1957. We as a family revamped the theater to what is now Kitchen 743 @ Isis Music Hall. A place to catch an intimate dinner and a show, or a rock show with 450 other people! The atmosphere was wonderful and the folks we met were outstanding. We appreciate the opportunity to share our music at IsIs Music Hall!

Library Music Series-Union, Kentucky

The Scheben Public Library in Union Kentucky was almost standing room only by the time the evening finished.  We loved being included in The Music Series. Literature and music have many similarities.  Both share stories, sometimes they rhyme as in poetry. Literature can be very musical; it can be nearly indistinguishable from music. Poetry is good example! Music and literature are both ways to communicate to others.  Berachah Valley loves sharing our music with anyone who will listen!

Barn Dance-Clark County

 

George Rogers Clark Park, Hertzler Barn Enjoy a summer evening of knee - slapping, foot - stomping bluegrass in the barn at the park! Listen to the award - winning Berachah Valley, the Rum River Blend and the Dedication Band. We will have a program for kids before the event, Pluck and Strum, to give some musical instruction for those kids that are interested.

Pioneer Village Music Festival

Behind The Mic Entertainment

Bluenote Bistro

 This is a charming  dinner club in Miamisburg. which initially was a band in the 1920's.  Service is outstanding, food delicious, music each and every night. We were lucky to be included in the lineup. They contacted us because they were googling female entertainers and our name surfaced.

We shared a delightful evening to a full house with many friends and family.

As Barney says "It's Big--It's Really Big!

Mayberry Days-Wally's Station!

MAYBERRY DAYS- Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Join the 'fun girls' at Wally’s Service Station and Mayberry Courthouse Sat, Sep 29 @ 5:00PM-7:00PM!

Mayberry Days® is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple and the sheriff didn't carry a gun. Enjoy a bottle of pop while playing checkers, relax to music from many local bands playing the same songs that Andy grew up with and performed on The Andy Griffith Show.

Berachah Valley will be performing at Wally's Service Station this September 29 @ 5:00!

Wally’s Service Station and Mayberry Courthouse

Wally’s Service Station is an original service station built in 1937 and operated as a Gulf Station and then later operated as a Standard Oil Station or Esso. The Fruit Basket now operates inside of Wally’s Service Station and they offer a wide variety of souvenirs and collectibles. Mayberry Squad Car Tours also leave from the station and return to the same location.  On site is the Mayberry Courthouse and Otis’ Jail Cell and other replicas of the set of the show. Also on-site is The Mayberry Hotel replica/gift shop.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

How exciting for us to have our CD-"Days Gone By" accepted into The Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, Kentucky. You can now purchase our CD-"Days Gone By' in a retail setting. 

The Kentucky Artisan Center celebrates Kentucky’s artisans through sales, exhibits and displays, events, demonstrations and information about open studios in Berea and other Kentucky communities. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is a great place to experience Kentucky and enjoy its artisan products.  The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

In this 25,000 sq. foot Kentucky arts center you can shop for Kentucky Products; experience Kentucky hospitality; explore Kentucky crafts & arts through special exhibits and events; learn about Kentucky artist and artisans; enjoy  Kentucky cuisine; learn about other must-see places; and enjoy full rest stop services. There is plenty of on-site parking, including pull through spaces for buses and RVs.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is conveniently located at 200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY. We are situated alongside Interstate 75 at exit 77, just 40 miles south of Lexington, KY, and only 2.5 miles from downtown Berea. 

SPGMA Showcase

This year our 13th years kicks off with a bang!  We will be Showcasing at SPGMA!  One aspect of SPGMA is to preserve the traditional spirit and art form of Bluegrass music.  We are so very excited to be participating in the 2018 event. Berachah Valley will be Showcasing this year via WOBO Radio at 11:00 pm.  Details soon!
 

RADIO-Bluegrass Jamboree Playlist

Super News!

Exciting Events:  America's Got Talent-

Standing Ovation at the Historic Crooked Road Music Trail.

Number One Song-on The Bluegrass Jamboree!

SPBGMA Performance set!

Holiday Music-Dayton, Ohio

2018-Return Invitation!

Dayton, Ohio Holiday Festival

Dayton, Ohio Holiday Festival

Bluegrass Planet Radio Interview

Bluegrass Planet Radio

November 6 at 10:33pm · 

Coming up THIS WEDNESDAY 7pm ET on Down in the Holler, Dawn Mac visits with Berachah Valley! Dawn will chat with the band about their career and play a few tracks off of their latest album, "Days Gone By". 

LISTEN LINKS: 
LIVE365: https://live365.com/station/a49410
TUNEIN: https://tunein.com/radio/Bluegrass-Planet-Radio-s298914/
INTL LISTENERS: http://bluegrassplanet.radio.net/
PLAYER: http://player.live365.com/a49410?l
WEB: bluegrassplanetradio.com

Crooked Road Venues

Dayton Holiday Events

SPBGMA Showcase!

We wil be included in a WOBO Radio Showcase at SPBGMA in February in Nashville, TN.

Nashville Performance

Heading to Nashville this weekend to perform at The Opry Mills Unplugged!

We Qualified For America's Got Talent

Berachah Valley has made it to the second preliminary round.  We will be performing at The Duke Energy Conference Center November 14 @ 4:00!

Crooked Road Venue

Floyd Country Store-Floyd Virginia!!  What a blast!  We had the best time playing music at one of the major venues on the historic CROOKED ROAD!  We received a standing ovation and a return invitation.  The Floyd Country Store is a renowned place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families who’d pass the time playing music and dancing together. Everywhere they could, these folks would gather with their friends and families from their front porch to the neighbor’s kitchen.

Radio Interview

Radio Interview

FROM DJ William Gerringer: Happy Sunday folks! I hope you'll join Berachah Valley and me tonight for Tobacco Road Bluegrass as we'll feature some of their music and talk about their current happenings. I'll also be happy to take your requests. It all begins at 8:00pm est on www.thebluegrassjamboree.com or tunein.com or bluegrassjamboree.radio.net for 3 hours of bluegrass music and fun.

Number ONE Song!!!!

For three consecutive weeks Berachah Valley has had a "Number 1" song on The Bluegrass Jamboree charts!  "Old Kentucky" written by local banjo player Wilbur Hall has received much airplay! "Old Kentucky" is original, heart-warming and  meaningful.  We are so thankful and excited!! Click on the music tab and take a listen!

NUMBER 2 on The Bluegrass Jamboree Charts

Berachah Valley has been so fortunate to have a couple of songs in the top 15 on the Bluegrass Jamboree.. The songs are voted for and we want to thank you for being a part of what we love to do each and every weekend . This particular song "Days Gone By"... is a song that Willis help to cowrite back in the 70's. Although we changed the tempo and the arrangement we did not change the meaningful lyrics . Thank you for helping to make this song "Number 2" on the weekly "Pick The Hits!

"Days Gone By" CD Arrival!

After much anticipation our NEW CD has arrived! This CD is produced by two time Grammy Nominee and two time SPGMA Male Vocalist of the Year Don Rigsby. This project is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Cathy's husband of 30 years and former band mate Willis Baker. Surprisingly enough, while going through an old box of memories he kept, Cathy unearthed a few tunes that he and a few friends of his had written 'back in the day'. The title of the CD- "Days Gone By" is a song written by Willis and a friend Lenorad Ferguson. This CD also features a BONUS TRACK of Willis from an original recording in the 70's with a local group called the RHB Express including Wilbur Hall and Connie Robbins. You can contact us here for your copy or pick one up at one of events!

Days Gone By

Days Gone By

Thank You!

Thanks for keeping up with us! We love and appreciate each and everyone of you.  Sharing our music with you, is a real blessing for us. If we could personally thank each and every one of you for your support and love, we would. We have the most amazing and dedicated fans who have made our dreams possible in so many ways. So THANK YOU. From the bottom of our hearts.

CD Arrival!

This summer is getting off to an amazing beginning. We just finished recording our NEW CD titled- "Days Gone By"  with  two-time Grammy nominee and two-time SPBGMA Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year Don Rigsby.

The time spent with Don - a true professional was an amazing journey for us.  We recorded several songs in Nashville, TN and completed the project down by the banks of the Ohio in Wheelersburg.

This CD is a very personal project for us.  Our former band member Willis Baker penned several of the tunes years ago.  In honor of his memory, we lovingly have dedicated this CD to him.  

Years, ago...way back in the 70's-Willis played in a local band called The RHB Express.  He along with a local banjo player named Wilbur Hall recorded a few tunes which we learned to love and appreciate.

 After, reworking the arrangements on a few tunes, we recorded our own version of their music. We hope you enjoy the original tunes written by Willis Baker called-" Days Gone By".  We also recorded original tunes written by Wilbur Hall called " Old Kentucky" and "Roving Eyes"

We are excited to have Don Rigsby two-time Grammy nominee and two-time SPBGMA Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year and Scott Vestal who tours with mega performer Sam Bush....... two award winning artists to join us on the project!!!

Many thanks as well to Adam McIntosh guitarist and vocalist for Dry Branch Fire Squad and Brad Lambert of New Outlook for their support and talent.
 

Bluegrass Jamboree

Many thanks to Annette Grady of The Bluegrass Jamboree for sharing our first cut from our NEW CD Days Gone By.  We appreciate you playing a song written by local bluegrasser Wilbur Hall.  A song called Old Kentucky!

"Days Gone By"-New CD Title

NEW CD!  We are extremely excited to have worked with  two-time Grammy nominee and two-time SPBGMA Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year Don Rigby to complete our current CD-Days Gone By.  There is a huge backstory that we will share regarding the production of the CD.  It is a very personal journey for all  Berachah Valley members.  Look for the cd "Days Gone By" to be available in February!

WYSO Radio-Thank you!

I've been wanting to tell you that I also used this song as the music bed in my most recent :29 second promo for the Rise program.  It is difficult to find an uptempo bluegrass gospel instrumental and I was delighted especially to be able to use local music!   (If you're not familiar with them, all of WYSO's music shows have promos that air periodically throughout the week so listeners know about what music programs are coming up that day - and usually the next day and the time that they air.).   Thank you so much for continuing to think of WYSO when you send out your recordings.

Amy

Happy New Year from BV!

May the gift of love, happiness, peace, and warmth be yours as you make a new start. Happy New Year!


 

Project Update!

CD UPDATE:  We recently completed our work with  two-time Grammy nominee and two-time SPBGMA Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year Don Rigsby who is producing our newest CD. We know...we can't believe it either!  We are blessed.  We will be meeting up with Don in Cincinnati on December 17, 2016 for dinner and will receive the Master Copy of our current project!  STAY TUNED!!

Dayton, Ohio Historic Parade!

Berachah Valley in motion!! We are so very excited to be invited by the city of Dayton, Ohio to participate in the Dayton Holiday Festival! Each year the festival kicks off Thanksgiving weekend with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children’s Parade, and the fun continues throughout the month of December with activities like the Tike’s Shoppe, a family movie series at The Neon, pizza with Santa, and more! You can catch us on a float in this awesome parade!! We will also be playing for the Grande Illumination of the huge downtown tree!! Watch the holidays light up during Dayton's traditional tree lighting on Courthouse Square, followed immediately by a nighttime parade for children, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! The Dayton Holiday Festival is a signature event and expects a crowd of approximately 20,000 people to come and enjoy the kick off to the holiday!!

Noontime Entertainment!

Noontime Entertainment

Kettering Tower, 40 N Main St, Dayton, Ohio 45423

Noontime Entertainment December 6-16 weekdays Various downtown buildings Downtown's buildings are ringing with the sound of music this holiday season. Groups from throughout the Miami Valley are performing a mix of holiday selections during the 2016 Dayton Holiday Festival's Noontime Entertainment Program. Starting at 12 noon, performing groups will present their holiday selections as lunchtime entertainment in selected building lobbies. Take a break from your chaotic schedule to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the carols and instrumental sounds. Each musical group has a unique way to bring in the holiday season and entertain you with an upbeat performance you're sure to love.

Dayton, Ohio FUN!

Berachah Valley in motion!! We are so very excited to be invited by the city of Dayton, Ohio to participate in the Dayton Holiday Festival! Each year the festival kicks off Thanksgiving weekend with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children’s Parade, and the fun continues throughout the month of December with activities like the Tike’s Shoppe, a family movie series at The Neon, pizza with Santa, and more! You can catch us on a float in this awesome parade!! We will also be playing for the Grande Illumination of the huge downtown tree!! Watch the holidays light up during Dayton's traditional tree lighting on Courthouse Square, followed immediately by a nighttime parade for children, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! The Dayton Holiday Festival is a signature event and expects a crowd of approximately 20,000 people to come and enjoy the kick off to the holiday!!

Holiday Parade

HOLIDAY EVENT!!
We are so excited to be selected to participate in the  Downtown Dayton, Ohio- Holiday Parade!  You can catch us on a FLOAT in the parade!

The Dayton Holiday Festival is your source for family-friendly holiday fun in downtown Dayton. Started by Mrs. Virginia Kettering in 1972 so that all children could enjoy the holiday season regardless of their economic means, the Festival continues today with free attractions for the community.

Each year the festival kicks off Thanksgiving weekend with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children’s Parade, and the fun continues throughout the month of December with activities like the Tike’s Shoppe, a family movie series at The Neon, pizza with Santa, and more!

We Appreciate YOU!

We want you to know that we appreciate the support that you give us by coming to our shows and keeping up with our news. We are so blessed to have so many friends that keep up with all that we do!!

Fall

The month of September was an amazing one!  We LOVED sharing our music at The Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Morehead, Kentucky.

Poppy Mountain is more than a Bluegrass Festival, It’s a Music Event! It is a blast being able to play events where Blluegrass icons like III Tyme Out are booked the same day!

Several events in Greenville, Ohio made for wonderful family weekends.  

Apple butter cooking over the fire; pioneers in and around the Log House; vendors displaying their wares; tall-tales being spun; crafts to make... must be Prairie Days! This is THE event for Darke County Parks. Each year, this Free Family Event brings in 4,000 people to Shawnee Prairie Preserve. We had a great time  playing for this event.

The Harvest Extravaganza was packed this year!
The third annual event at Country Lane Treasures with many vendors and food!  An awesome shopping experience while listening to some good ole bluegrass music!

 
After a busy summer of music and travel, the Fall has slowed down a bit...however, we still have some awesome events still to play.  Check out our tour schedule here and catch up with us soon!

Sizzlin' Summer

So far Berachah Valley has had a very busy summer! We have played several Bluegrass Festivals, church events and several Summer Concert Music Series events for many Ohio cities.  Although, the summer heat was relentless at times, we enjoyed playing our music for all who would listen!  We look forward to continuing the summer with performances at The Ohio State Fair, several local hometown events and Jamborees!  Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter or here!
“Make this Fourth of July memorable by counting your blessings and truly appreciating your freedom.”
 
Happy July 4th from Berachah Valley!

Happy July 4th from Berachah Valley!

Don Rigsby producing OUR CD!

We are so excited to be recording with Don Rigsby. What an honor this is for us!  

The two-time Grammy nominee and two-time SPBGMA Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year Don Rigsby is producing our newest CD. We know...we can't believe it either!  We are blessed.

Sugar Maple Festival-JOIN US!

Join is TONIGHT to kickoff The Sugar Maple Festival...7:00
The BellHOP Cafe
26 N West St, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305

RIP Mr. Haggard

The world became a sadder place with the passing of Merle Haggard today.  Sending thoughts of peace and courage to those close to him.

Don Rigsby producing OUR CD!

We are excited and looking forward to being in the studio soon!  Don Rigsby will be producing this CD.  We are thrilled to be working with Grammy Nominated Don Rigsby!!!

Eastern Kentucky native Don Rigsby discovered bluegrass music early in life, nurturing his interest through Ralph Stanley records and hanging out with two of Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys, Ricky Skaggs (who happens to be Don's cousin) and Keith Whitley. Soon enough, he would move on to make his own mark with his powerful tenor and distinctive mandolin playing. 

Don first began to pursue a musical career while in college. He emerged on the national scene with the Bluegrass Cardinals. Subsequently he hooked up with J.D. Crowe and the New South. He has also done stints with Charlie Sizemore and Vern Gosdin and eventually became a member of the award-winning Lonesome River Band. In addition, he filled in with the Seldom Scene upon the sudden death of John Duffey, and has been involved with Longview, Rounder's super-group comprised of top-ranked traditional bluegrass artists. The late '90s found him releasing solo recordings and undertaking a series of "brother duo" albums with Dudley Connell. ~ Erik Hage, Rovi

Great Folks!

We had a wonderful time doing two sets for the an awesome audience at The Butler County Bluegrass Association!  Good folks!

FEB 26th-Bulter County Bluegrass Association

Although, winter is still upon us... Join us February 26th and share in the warmth of good friends, delicious food, fast dancing and fun music!  We will be providing the entertainment at The Butler County Coon Hunters Association 7-9 ...200 Warwick Road in Hamilton, Ohio. ! It is a few miles on the outskirts of Hamilton on a country road that reminds most folks of the roads of eastern Kentucky. Plan to be with us!

Warm wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day!

Packed House-Hotel Gallery

Berachah Valley played to a packed room at The Hotel Gallery Friday night. It warms our hearts to know that these wonderful folks shared a lovely Winter evening with us! We love you all and so very much appreciate your kindness and support!

Hotel Gallery

Greetings!

A New Year is upon us and we hope you are looking forward to it as we much as we are.

We begin our season this Friday Jan. 22 in Tipp City, Ohio at an awesome venue called The Hotel Gallery!  Plan to attend! The Hotel Gallery is an amazing venue!  It is located at on the corner of 2nd and Main (571) in the beautiful town of Tipp City, Ohio.

The Hotel Gallery Offers:
Local handcrafted pottery (functional and decorative)
Fine art (featuring local artists)
Jewelry
Clothing
Furniture
Oriental rugs
Inspiring accessories
Custom framing service
Entertainment
Art workshops
Private Music Lessons
Floral design
Eclectic "interior design" service (create or re-create your home, office or special retreat - you can fly us anywhere)

Come on out and visit with us 7:00-9:00-FREE ADMISSION!

Berachah Valley

Merry Christmas

All of us spent time with our family and shared a glorious Christmas.  We hope your Holiday was very special. We hope to see you soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Let's Be Thankful!!!

Prayer Needed For Band Member

Please keep band member Leisa Hinkle in your thoughts and prayers.  She will be having back surgery in November.  We will be taking a few months off until she recovers fully.  We will continue to take bookings for 2016.  We hope Leisa will have a full recovery and return in February or March.

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival.....OH MY!!! What an event!!!!  We made the recommendation list to return in 2016 to the BIG stage!

It all began as a dream passed on from father to son and evolved into the largest bluegrass festival in the world! Over 100 bands travel here the third week of September each year to share their love of music. A diverse array of transportation will allow you to explore an entire world of bluegrass in over 1400 acres of the beautiful hills of Kentucky. 

Traveling east from Morehead, Poppy Mountain first comes into view from the Tom T. Hall Highway (US 60) and as you pull off the road at the entrance, you immediately feel the bluegrass spirit. 

With exciting lineups, the crowd swells to over 20,000 guests each year! Big enough to be noticed, but still small and homey.

3rd On Third!

3rd on Third is an eclectic outdoor market on East Third Street at Bates, just east of Keowee in Dayton, Ohio. Featuring artisans, antiques & collectibles, handmade goods, upcycled items, locally produced foods, produce and food trucks, there is something for everyone.  It was a fun day playing this outdoor market. We appreciate the return invitation for 2016!

Hidden Valley Fruit Farm

Berachah Valley participated in two festivals this year at Hidden Valley Fruit Farm.  For over 60 years Hidden Valley Fruit Farm has offered our homegrown fruits and vegetables, in addition to local produce, as well as a unique shopping experience in the barn, bakery, and gift shop.   We are proud to support local growers and artisans! 

Prairie Days

Apple butter cooking over the fire; pioneers in and around the Log House; vendors displaying their wares; tall-tales being spun; crafts to make... must be Prairie Days! This is THE event for Darke County Parks. Each year, this Free Family Event brings in 4,000 people to Shawnee Prairie Preserve. 


Berachah Valley had a wonderful time providing music for this amazing outdoor event!  Held annually the last full weekend of September, this event focuses on the prairie way of life in and around 1780-1810 and will feature many crafts, games and trades of the time period. Many crafts are free for children and with a select few requesting a small donation. Bring your family to the Prairie and step back in time!

College Hill Coffee Company

College Hill Coffee Company was a fun evening. We had a great time providing entertainment for the high quality venue!  We hope to return in the future. A charming, sunny gathering place with an extensive menu including hummus plate and guacamole starters, fresh signature salads, hearty soups, homemade 5-bean chili, grilled and deli sandwiches, secret-recipe quiche muffins, and homemade desserts. Vegetarian black bean burger and “Veggie Today” sandwiches. Fresh brewed, fresh ground and whole bean coffee and large selection of international teas. Full espresso and coffee bar. Unique retail, gift items, and home goods.

FREE Community Concert

Come and join with the Berachah Valley Band and Rum River Blend to welcome in a new era for Tipp City’s Roller Mill history. Everyone is welcome for the free concert that will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00PM. This special concert is to honor the community volunteers that came together in the painting and restoration of the building. This project and concert were created in part to celebrate Tipp City's 175th Anniversary.

 

 

 
 

Opening for Grammy Award Nominee!!

 Berachah Valley was chosen as one of the local/regional bands to open for non bluegrass Christian artists...Sanctus Real and this season Berachah Valley was a  part of the opening acts at THE FRAZE for Christian music superstar Francesca Battistelli, a GRAMMY® Award nominee and six time Dove Award winner— Fraze Pavilion is southwestern Ohio’s premiere outdoor entertainment venue- 4300-seat amphitheater in 1991
 

Mountain Memories Revisited

Berachah Valley: Mountain Memories Revisited

One Cross

Berachah Valley: One Cross

Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert

The Willis Music Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert Series was a blast!  Berachah Valley provided music for several sessions.  Our show was recorded...with the possibility of producing a LIVE CD. Also, the evening was video taped. Willis Music provides a great environment for concerts.

Bradford Bluegrass Festival

Bradford Bluegrass Festival ROCKED!!!  Here is the newspaper ad--


BRADFORD – This is the 14th year that the Bradford Public Library will be sponsoring the 14th annual Bluegrass Music Festival. The event will be held June 26, 5-11 p.m., at the Bradford School, located on SR 721 north of the village.

This free event can be brought to the community because the groups donate their time and talent to promote bluegrass and it is a wonderful program for the community.

They have an outstanding lineup of bluegrass bands that will be performing, including – Showtime Grass, Rum River Blend, New Mountain Heritage, Mad River Railroad, Berachah Valley and Nightflyer.

North Park Amphitheater

We helped celebrate the Bicentennial of Springboro, Ohio the weekend of July 4th and 5th!  Thousands of residents share the FREE Bicentennial Festivities!!  The weekend consisted of fireworks, concerts and other events for the entire family!  We loved playing at The North Park Amphitheater!  Great sound...awesome audience!

Old Mill Bluegrass Festival-West Liberty , Kentucky!

Held the 2nd weekend of July, this annual bluegrass festival was started over 20 years ago by local bluegrass music lover, Lanny Franklin.  A weekend full of FREE music and FREE entertainment, what more could you ask for?  The event was held July 11-12 at the Old Mill Park in West Liberty, Kentucky.  Headliner this year Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time and Hammertown.

Pickin' For The Parks

Pickin' For The Parks was held at George Rogers Clark Park in Springfield, Ohio. This was an all day Bluegrass Jamboree featuring local and regional bands.  Big crowd....beautiful day ...NO rain!  A very successful fundraiser!!

Stubbs Amphitheater!

The Centerville Community Amphitheater features the Summer Concert Series each Sunday from June-September at 7:00PM.  Quality concerts are free to the public and organized by the Centerville Arts Commission. Berachah Valley had a wonderful evening performing for the crowd!  

Stubbs Park is known for its cultural art and music activities featuring and public displays of art including “All the Woods a Stage”.  In a natural setting, walking and nature trails that take you over wooded creeks on curved bridges and next to beautiful ponds.

 

Front Street Cafe

We played to a great crowd at the Front Street Cafe!
A quaint cafe and bistro set along the banks of the Ohio River in the historic village of  New Richmond, Ohio, the  Front Street Cafe began as an idea to bring people in the are together to chat, have coffee, food and baked goods while peacefully looking at the Ohio River and Kentucky hills. This is a great music venue.

Kentucky Radio!

Berachah Valley performed recently in Louisville, KY on WKWC, WMAK, Crescent Hill Radio, The Bluegrass Mix, and The Bluegrass Jamboree. Thanks for the opportunity to share our music!

Berachah Valley Celebrates a DECADE of music!

Missouri And More!

Missouri Was Amazing!!
 
We enjoyed our journey westward!!  We made it to St. Louis for dinner and a tour of The Arch the first evening. We discovered magnificent views from the top of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch—an iconic monument symbolizing the city’s role as early settlers pioneered westward years ago. See both the history and culture surrounding the city—from 630 feet high in this architectural wonder. What a grand experience!
 
When we finally made Kansas City, MO we played five venues.  We began the journey playing for a live radio program broadcast from Papas' Coffee Express in Liberty, MO.  Papa's is a locally owned shop where you'll probably always find the owner. Papa's has been open since the last couple weeks of last year!  This is a place were locals can have a conversation over coffee, maybe a pastry and listen to local musicians.
 
 
Our next stop of The Heart of America Bluegrass and Old-Time Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of bluegrass and old-time acoustic music. HABOT is one of the largest gathering of acoustic musicians north of the river. The club meets every 3 rd Friday during the months of October through April.  We played a 45 minute set for a packed house and were well received.
 
We left there and had the privilege of providing music for The Cameron  Missouri Veteran’s Home! It is a state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2000. The home is a Veteran-focused environment with excellent food and living accommodations as well as 24 hour daily medical and skilled nursing care. Recreational, physical and rehabilitative therapy, social services and pastoral services are just some of the things this home provides. We so enjoyed bringing a smile to so many of America's finest. They blessed us plenty.
 
The Open Door Bible Baptist Church was our last stop of the evening and our first/last stop the on Sunday morning. Their vision  
ito "cultivate a community of caring believers growing together in Christ likeness." Our vision is to reach Belton and the surrounding communities with the truth about Jesus Christ!
 
We had such a delightful experience!!
Thanks to Adam McIntosh for making the journey!
 
 

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a blessed Easter.

A1Radio

Thanks so much for playing the music of Berachah Valley.  http://www.a1radio.co.uk

WBTX Radio

Thanks for playing our music! !http://www.wbtxradio.com

KZFR Radio

Thanks for playing the music of Berachah Valley.
http://www.kzfr.org

Buzz About You Contest-We WON!

WE WON!!  Berachah Valley WON the "BUZZ ABOUT YOU" contest via Airplay Direct!

 We are so exciting to be chosen out of so many applicants!

AIRPLAY DIRECT "BUZZ ABOUT YOU" ARTIST CONTEST!!!

The Direct Buzz team will choose 3 APD Artists each month to be "Featured" in the weekly APD Global Radio E-blast & AirPlay Direct News & Tips NewsZine. We are so excited to be chosen!

Radio Coverage

Great radio coverage!!! Number 5!!!

Great radio coverage!!! Number 5!!!

Airplay Direct

We have had a tremendous amount of exposure via Airplay Direct.  Our music has been downloaded in many, many countries and several states. We couldn't be more thankful! 

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Airplay Direct

Berachah Valley received an email indicating that we had been nominated for the February "Buzz About You" contest via Airplay Direct......Pretty cool!

Berachah Valley received an email indicating that we had been nominated for the February "Buzz About You" contest via Airplay Direct......Pretty cool!

Happy New Year!!

May this new year brings happiness, peace, success, and prosperity for everyone.  May your New Year flourish with new discoveries, wonderful inspirations, and happiness to fill your heart. Happy New Year one and all.

Memory

As most folks know, 2014 was a very emotional year for Berachah Valley with the loss of Willis Baker. His strength, guidance and wisdom are greatly missed. As we all recover from the void that his passing presented, we continue to gently press onward. We are looking forward to a rewarding 2015! Hope you will join us whenever you can. Thanks to so many, for so much.

Christmas Blessings!

Christmas is upon us now, the time for gifts and giving!  A silent night, a star above...the best gift of all God's love. Berachah Valley is so thankful for all of the many, many blessings that have come our way during our journey. Faith makes all things possible. Hope makes all things work. Love makes all things beautiful. May God bless you richly this year.

Berachah Valley helped deliver apples and apple cider today to various churches and organizations to help make the holidays a little brighter! Thanks to Hidden Valley Fruit Farm on St Rt 48 Lebanon, Ohio for their generous donations!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a glorious Thanksgiving Day.  May you be surrounded by those who mean the most to you.
Many Blessings......Berachah Valley

KCLX 102. 7 Liberty, Missouri

Recently, Berachah Valley had two 'Track By Track' interviews via KCLX in Liberty, Missouri. Our friendly DJ Buster Roper contacted us asking for an interview regarding our CD's.  Initially, he played each track of our gospel CD "One Cross", asking us questions regarding the music and the history of our group.  Several weeks later, he contacted us requesting a "Track By Track" interview utilizing  our bluegrass CD..."Mountain Memories Revisited".  We were fortunate enough to have former band  member Merrell Boggs share the evening with us. He was able to field all of the questions regarding the original songs he had written for the CD. We look forward to traveling to Missouri in 2015 to share our music.

PHill

Pleasant Hill UCC or PHill Church as it is known in the area, is a lovely Gothic Revival structure  in the town of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. It is an historic church built in the 20th Century.  We felt very blessed to  share the bounty of a Thanksgiving dinner with the congregation. Pastor Craig shared the message........"Oh, and by the way, Thanks!" 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15 and Luke 17:11.

Mike Elliott

Thanks for the words of encouragement, prayers and well wishes for Berachah Valley member Mike Elliott.  Mike underwent surgery recently related to diabetes.  He is home recovering.  Merrell Boggs former member of BV will be filling in for Mike until the first of 2015.

Honor Flight

In November, Cathy has the honor and the privilege of escorting a friend and fan of Berachah Valley ...retired Sgt. Maj. John Brown to Washington DC via the Honor Flight Network! John served our country in World War II, The Korean War in the Vietnam War. He worked for the Pentagon for several years and was the man who laid the intelligence briefings on President Nixon's desk each week during his term. The Honor Flight Network provides veterans like John Brown a memorable save and rewarding tour of honor! Berachah Valley is so excited to have a band member selected to escort such a courageous man to Washington DC!!!

Sold Out Crowd!

Pisanello's Pizza was a blast!  We played to a SOLD OUT crowd!  Rum River Blend and The Dedication Band shared in the fun as well.  The entertain and food were both outstanding.  We would like to thank John Brown for creating this event. We are thankful for folks like Mr. Brown who lifts the spirits of so many folks. We love you John Brown.

WDVX Radio

WDVX Radio.........we had a blast. The journey was such an exciting event.

WDVX was named Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and its program hosts have been named Bluegrass DJ of the Year award by the SPBGMA.

WDVX is a radio station broadcasting in Knoxville, TN at 89.9 and 102.9 MHz.

Fort Rowdy Gathering

Falling leaves and the smell of open fires lure you to the “Gathering”.  All of the homemade foods, arts and crafts have you wanting to linger there for the weekend festivities.ᅠThe Forty Rowdy Gathering was wet but wonderful.  It is always such a fun event held in Covington, Ohio each year.

The depiction of a bustling, small trading village set in the late 1700′s and early 1800′s is what you step into when you enter the Covington Community Park on Labor Day Weekend.

......the peaceful setting of yesteryear.ᅠ

Authentic demonstrations, contests, games and entertainment throughout the two-day “Gathering” add up to fun and enjoyment for the whole family.

Rosie Davis and Merrell Bogss joined us on this event. It was a fun time playing with BV of 2013.

Opening for "Sanctus Real" at The Fraze

Here's the biggie!!! THE FRAZE!! Opening for Sanctus Real!

Fraze Pavilion is southwestern Ohio’s premiere outdoor entertainment venue, celebrating its 23nd season since Marvin Hamlisch christened the 4300-seat amphitheater in 1991.  The Pavilion is named after Ermal Fraze, late resident of Kettering and inventor of the pop-top beverage can.

Each summer several artists make their Fraze debut and our 2013 season was no exception. Entertainers such as Styx, Hank Williams, Jr, Hunter Hayes, Steely Dan, Brian Wilson, Alabama, Ted Nugent, Steve Martin and Josh Groban have been welcome to the stage of The Fraze.

The line up for 2014 is a who’s who in the music business with performances by Ringo Starr, Santana, Il Divo, Darius Rucker, Casting Crowns, Little Big Town, The Avett Brothers, The Moody Blues and many more.

Fraze Fans, on Sunday, July 27, spent an inspirational afternoon and evening at the Miami Valley’s ‘One and Only’ venue for Summer’s Best Music… FRAZE! It’s was the first ever GospelFest presented by the folks at Kettering Health Network, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

The event was the brainchild of Jarrod McNaughton, Vice President of Mission & Development for KHN.

“I thought it would be a great way for people to come together from different denominations and celebrate the faith-based nature of our care knowing it would be a perfect fit for Kettering, not only because we’re celebrating 50 years of caring for the community, but also because of our faith-based mission. It’s a wonderful way to connect with folks who share our belief that faith plays a major role in health and healing,” says Jarrod.

Sunday was a wonderful opportunity to showcase local gospel groups as well.

“We actually had a team of judges who helped picked those that would be performing, including Kettering City Council members to several radio station DJs. Over 35 bands auditioned for only 10 slots. We ended up having 50 bands who wanted to audition, but all the slots were filled. It was a great testament to how excited the community is about the event.”

The local and regional groups who performed were Eureka Park, Apex, The Townsmen and Shelly, Berachah Valley, Community Christian Church Praise Team, John Stone, Shawanda Smith, Majestic Sounds Quartet and Fairhaven Band.

The evening was topped off by Sanctus Real who began sixteen years ago in the basement of the home belonging to guitarist Chris Rohman’s parents. Their purpose has never wavered even as musical trends have come and gone.

It surely was surely an uplifting Sunday at Fraze.

“Our hope is that folks will better understand Kettering’s mission and culture,” Jarrod says.

 

.The evening and experience for Berachah Valley was priceless.
 

21014 Concert Series

Stubbs Amphitheater...my oh my......what a wonderful day!   The 2014 Summer Concert Series, is presented by the Centerville Arts Commission. The amphitheater offers lawn seating only and to our surprise there were 672 folks who brought their blankets or chairs and spent the evening with us.  WE WERE THANKFUL AND AMAZED!!!

We were not anticipating a huge crowd, but to our amazement, it was a an overwhelming evening. One we will hold close to our hearts for a long time coming.

The Ohio State Fair

The first day of August was an exciting beginning to the month.  Berachah Valley were guests at the Ohio State Fair!  We played the ODNR Amphitheater. The ODNR Amphitheater provides an opportunity to experience live outdoor entertainment with seating available for 500 people. Surrounded by water, the stage offers a comfortable environment. Berachah Valley and The Grascals provided bluegrass music for many guests throughout the week. 

After the scheduled performance time we provided music for the Pioneer Village area. The pioneer cabin at the ODNR Natural Resources Park has been transformed into an Ohio Public House, circa 1800. Volunteers were in period costumes, and a variety of hands-on activities, games and music were offered inside and outside of the cabin area.

The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. In 2013, attendance was 903,284, the fair's highest attendance since 2011. Held in Columbus, Ohio in late July/early August, the state fair contributes as much as 280 million dollars to the state's economy.

From the very first 3-day fair in 1850 in Cincinnati to the 11-day exposition of today (at one time the fair lasted 17 days), the Ohio State Fair has celebrated Ohio's products, its people and their accomplishments for more than 150 years.

Pickin' For The Parks!

Skip the trumpet fanfare and break out the fiddles. The “Pickin’ for the Parks: All-Day Bluegrass Jamboree” returned following a three-year hiatus to historic George Rogers Clark Park beginning at noon Saturday, July 12.  A great crowd gathered for a day of bluegrass at George Rogers Clark Park.

Levy support in recent years has helped the park district’s operating costs, but further funds are needed toward programming and special events the district would like to add, reviving the bluegrass jamboree is a fun way to do so.

Explore the origins of Clark County at the nearby Peckuwe Village battle site. The Peckuwe Village was once a large settlement of Shawnee Indians and their British allies, located at the current George Rogers Clark Park. In 1780, the American Colonel Clark attacked the British stockade and drove the Shawnee out of Clark County. The battle was the largest of the American Revolution west of the Allegheny Mountains.

http://clarkcountyparkdistrict.org

Broadway First Church of God

The EF-3 tornado that struck the small town of West Liberty, Kentucky, March of 2012, packed winds of 140 mph and stuck to the earth for 95 miles -- 60 miles in Kentucky and 35 miles into West Virginia.

The twister left normally tranquil West Liberty looking like "a war zone," Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear told reporters.

Most area churches were hit hard or  totally lost.  BV has been honored to share services with many churches in this small town.  Several which were swept away by the winds. We visited West Liberty soon after the event, offering our help.

This town is near and dear to our hearts. We felt great joy to be invited to provide music for the Morning Song Service at The Broadway First Church Of God. The folks there are a genuine in this spirit filled church.

The following link is a great read about the churches of West Liberty, Kentucky and their ability to look up during their darkest hour. Please read.. West Liberty worship: 'We may have lost our church, but we haven't lost our heart'

http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/11/2105404/west-liberty-worship-we-may-have.html


Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/11/2105404/west-liberty-worship-we-may-have.html#storylink=cpy

Fun At The Old Mill!

It is always a memorable time in West Liberty, Kentucky with our dear friends at The Old Mill Bluegrass Festival.  The festival along with a pig roast began in Lanny Franklin's back yard. As time went by, the back yard festival grew and grew and a new place had to be found.  In 1996 it was moved to the Old Mill Park and is still growing with top bluegrass names such as Ralph Stanley, Don Rigsby, Rhonda Vincent, Lou Reid, Doyle Lawson, III Tyme Out and many more. Berachah Valley has been blessed to be invited to join  in the fun for several years in a row.  At the end of our performance this year, we were asked to return in 2015. Naturally, we are thankful. Food booths are provided by civic and church groups with monies going to charitable causes. The Old Mill Bluegrass Festival is an annual July event.  Each year it gets bigger and bigger.  Remember The Old Mill Bluegrass Festival is always FUN, FUN, FUN and FREE, FREE, FREE!!!!

Pioneer Village Festival

Several hundred fans of Bluegrass music attended the "Bluegrass On The Village Green" festival.  Many thanks to Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Tim Shelton, Rum River Blend, Berachah Valley, The Dedication Band, and New Mountain Heritage for helping to make the event a success.

Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village is a historically recreated community in Caesar Creek State Park, located in Waynesville, Ohio, United States. The village was formed when historic buildings were moved here in order to save them from destruction from the creation of Caesars Creek Lake.

The village consists of an open air collection of over 15 restored log cabins and other buildings from the 18th century and early 19th century. The log buildings are open during special events, but can be viewed from the outside year round. The village is maintained and operated by a private non-profit organization. The buildings include a Quaker meetinghouse, a broom shed, a pioneer school house, blacksmith shop, carpenter shop, toll house and many family houses.

Standing Ovation-Thanks!!

Much thanks go out to the folks in Bradford, Ohio.  Several hundred friendly folks attended this event.  The energy they created was over the top.  We appreciate your standing ovation!  WOW! Awesome crowd!!

Bradford Bluegrass Festival

EXPECTING TO SEE EVERYONE at the Bluegrass Music Festival this Friday evening, the 27th from 5:00p to 11:00p. It is a FREE event and seating/air conditioning are provided at the Bradford Exempted Village School on Route 721 just North of village corporation. If you can't be there at 5:00p, come when you can. Good music all evening. There will be a raffle and food you can purchase. You don't want to miss it!!!

The Fraze Pavilion-4,000 Expected!! WOW!

HOLY COW!!!!! Well......to our surprise Berachah Valley was chosen to perform at The Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio...July 27th @ The Gospel Fest featuring Sanctus Real!

 

Fraze Pavilion is southwestern Ohio’s premiere outdoor entertainment venue. In 2014, it is celebrating the 23rd season of “Summer’s Best Music” since Marvin Hamlisch christened the 4300-seat amphitheater in 1991.

We are very humbled to be one of the ten bands chosen from a roster of over 90 applicants.
We cannot believe we made it! They are expeciting 4,000 people in attendance.

We didn't really expect to achieve anything outside of the living room music we made nine years ago. We are thankful for so very much.

We owe much to our dear, dear friends Linda-Chris Tatarian for all of their love and encouragement. They always give their best and inspire others to do likewise.

Happy Easter!

Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful and be assured that all is forgiven so life extends beyond the soil of earth. Easter is a promise God renews to us in each Spring. May the promise of Easter fill your heart with peace and joy! Happy Easter from Berachah Valley!

Scheduling

Naturally, with the death of  Willis Baker, Berachah Valley opted to take some off between last October through March.  We are now getting back into the swing of things and our schedule is filling quickly.  We appreciate all of the love and support offered by so many.

Obit

In Memory of Willis Baker...

Willis A. Baker, age 77, of Franklin, Ohio, died Sunday March 9, 2014 at Hospice of Butler-Warren Counties. He was born in Dayton, Kentucky on January 1, 1937 to Oley and Leta (Moore) Baker. Willis was a 1956 Salutatorian graduate of Carlisle High School, served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War as a Sergeant in the 11th Armored Calvary assigned to border patrol, was a member of Baptist Tabernacle and Jefferson Lodge #90 F&AM, A.A.S.R. Valley of Dayton, and an honorary Kentucky Colonel, Dobro player for the Bluegrass Gospel Group Berachah Valley. He was employed in plant security department at Delco Products Division GMC for 27 years and retired in 1992. While employed there he served as the secretary of the Local #166, United Plant Guard Workers of America for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Oley Bonner Baker, mother, Leta Mae Baker, sister, Elva Hartman. Willis is survived by his wife of 30 years Cathy Oldfield Baker, son Todd Baker; 2 daughters Emma (Bobby) Phelps, Kim (Joe) Carpenter; 3 brothers Lewis Baker, J.R. Baker, Bobby Baker; sister Kay Koehler; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services are 11:30 am Thursday March 13, 2014 at Baptist Tabernacle 7816 DuBois Road Carlisle, Ohio with Reverend Michael Gray, Pastor James Anderson officiating. Entombment will be in Miami Valley Memory Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the church. It is Willis' hope that his life has revealed how much he valued the price Christ paid on Calvary for our salvation. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an online condolence.

Willis Baker

Recently, the most courageous person I have had the privileged to be close today passed away. Willis Baker went "Home" at 4:56 a.m. last Sunday morning. There is no way to properly express how much I appreciated they way folks have reached out to our family during this time of such a huge loss. Tears were replaced smiles on occasion and I had a lightness in my heart with your kindness. Much thanks for the phone calls, emails, text messages, food, music, gifts, flowers and support. It has been overwhelming.

Funerals are ceremonies to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one. The Miami Valley and surrounding areas shared much love when 500 folks stood in line for Willis' visitation. I much appreciate the following bands being represented during the services. Berachah Valley, New Mountain Heritage, New Outlook, Nightflyer, Tim Shelton, The Beacons, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, The Grace Brothers, Sweet Betsy, Rum River Blend, Special Delivery, Willow Creek, Showtime Grass, Phyllis Moyer, Ron Murphy, Lora J Dorn Murphy, Bill Adams, Storm's Creek, Tony Hale and Blackwater. (Hopefully no one was overlooked).

Thanks to Bearchah Valley, Joe Mullins, Greg Beasley and The Beacons, Rum River Blend for providing the music for Willis' funeral.

Old is "New" again!


Two original members will be 'coming home' to Berachah Valley for the 2014 season. On banjo Becky Meyers will be entertaining our fans...and Leisa Hinkle will be helping out as a vocalist. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

Destinations.....


Life isn't a destination, it is a journey. We all come upon unexpected curves and turning points, mountaintops and valleys. Everything that happens to us shapes who we are becoming. And in the adventure of each day, we discover the best in ourselves. With the new year emerging Berachah Valley will be new........no wait, old once again!

The master-Merrell Boggs is finally enjoying retirement in Florida and will no longer be a full time member of Berachah Valley in 2014. We love Merrell and wish him the best. He gave so much to us for all of the many years we shared the stage with him. He graciously helped us record a couple of wonderful CD's sharing his original music with us.

Rosie Davis has been an angel to us. She dropped from the heavens into our world and allowed us the opportunity to continue something we love to do. She has supported us for the last couple of years and we could not love, admire or appreciate her more.

Rosie has decided to channel her love, time and attention to the needs of her family in 2014. She is a terrific mom and grandma and embraces the time spent with her loved ones. Her health has caused her to be selective about choices in life and although she is cancer free at this time....sharing time with family is a priority. We support Rosie and her decision. We wish her the best of everything.

Two original members will be 'coming home' to Berachah Valley. On banjo Becky Meyers will be entertaining our fans...and Leisa Hinkle will be helping out as a vocalist. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

Fresh Beginning!

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity!
We should take advantage of His faithfulness and make every day a fresh start. Resolve to make each day the beginning of a new year, a new morning, a new adventure.

Potsdam Church of the Brethren

Encouragement helps to bring out the best in us! We were so blessed during the service at The Potsdam Church of the Brethren.  There was a severe weather alert in the area and many folks braved the storm to share the evening with us. It was a service of blended music, emotion and an out pouring of love.

Miami University-Down Home, Downtown Music Series

There is little way to describe this evening other than spectacular! The packed house was amazing!!!!!
As downtown Hamilton's "living room," MUHD offers informal learning, information-sharing, community dialogue, arts opportunities, and professional entertainment!  Berachah Valley always enjoys attending the Miami University venue!  The quaint atmosphere lends itself well to sharing bluegrass and gospel music to a crowd of reception folks!

Today's Harvest

When the first hints of crisp nights and bright days hit the air, Today's Harvest is ready!!  This New Paris, Ohio family owned farm offers
pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, straw bales and corn shocks! Indian corn, decorative gourds and BLUEGRASS MUSIC  help to create a fun filled Autumn afternoon. Berachah Valley enjoyed entertaining the many families on the farm in October.  Families will find everything they need for Fall fun at Today's Harvest.

Victoria's Country Inn

Victoria’s Country Inn is a place where you can enjoy the kind of home cooking that is part of our American heritage.  They offer good food at affordable prices in a friendly, old fashioned hospitable atmosphere, and the smile and “thank you” are free.  Berachah Valley enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere of  "home away from home".  We shared an evening of gospel music with a crowd of wonderful folks! We were able to sing, eat and visit with friends and family as we enjoyed  American life as we remember it.  The atmosphere and music continue at Victoria’s Country Inn weekly. Check it out!
 
 

Bluegrass Opry Barn-Oakwood

The Paulding County Opry Barn slogan indicates they are the 'home of REAL Bluegrass Music". One thing for certain, they are the home of REAL genuine, kind folks and fans.  Berachah Valley was warming embraced by some of the finest folks in Oakwood, Ohio.  We ended the night with two standing ovations, and encore, and invitation to return and a potential festival booking!  What a grand place for bluegrass music to be alive and well!

Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association

Berachah Valley had an outstanding weekend at the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Festival! We performed four times over the weekend to an extremely large crowd of Bluegrass fans.  We appreciate the kind comments and support we received throughout the weekend.

NIBGA was formed in 1976 by a group of musicians from the Fort Wayne area who liked to play and listen to bluegrass music. They formed a not for profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public to, and promote the awareness of, Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music.

Fairborn Actor's Theater/Fairborn Opry

The Fairborn Opry/The Fairborn Actor's Theater is a brand new venue in Fairborn, Ohio!
Reminiscent of the Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw and other stage and television variety shows of the 1970’s, the two-hour performance at The Fairborn Opry features bluegrass and classic country, interactive variety and comedy routines for all ages!  The Fairborn Theater is a good time! We shared the event with Rum River Blend and a local comedian. It was exciting for Berachah Valley to be included in the opening month of The Fairborn Opry!!
 

Fort Rowdy Gathering

Berachah Valley performed a 90 minute set on stage in a peaceful setting of yesteryear at Fort Rowdy in Covington, Ohio for a very reception crowd.    The depiction of a bustling, small trading village set in the late 1700's and early 1800's is what you step into when you enter the Covington Community Park the first weekend in October and a perfect setting for Berachah Valley's harmony and outstanding musicians to share their talent!
 
Falling leaves, the smell of open fires and the sound of bluegrass music lure folks to "The Gathering" where they find all of the homemade foods, arts and crafts possible. Authentic demonstrations, contests, games and entertainment throughout the two day "Gathering" add up to fun and enjoyment for the whole family to linger there for the weekend festivities.

Light and Lively, Toe Tapping Music!

For another season, Berachah Valley was invited to return to the unique venue-The Tipp Roller Mill!! BV played to nearly a full house.

"The Tipp Roller Mill" is Tipp City's home for live entertainment.  The old mill has been restored and now offers a variety of music styles appealing to many tastes-from big band, jazz to bluegrass.

Front Street Cafe

Located along the banks of the Ohio River is The Front Street Cafe.  Berachah Valley appreciated the repeat invitation to share our music.  The Front Street Cafe offers live entertainment on various evenings featuring live Bluegrass/American roots music.  We enjoyed great food, terrific views and warm hospitality.

Ashcraft COG

We want to extend our heart felt gratitude for the warm reception at The Ashcraft Church of God. It was a pleasure to share the day in fellowship with a loving congregation. Berachah Valley offers their sympathy to the Richard Creech Family, a long time church member who planned this 53rd Anniversary event. The Ashcraft COG celebrated 53 years of serving our Lord Jesus Christ. We were honored to be asked to be a part of this heart warming event.
We appreciated the fellowship, good food and sharing the event with an outstanding group from Indiana-The King's Men.

Cincinnati Team River Runner!

  • Berachah had the wonderful pleasure of providing music for some of our "Wounded Warriors" recently at The Cincinnati Team River Runner paddle/picnic!!  What a wonderful opportunity to enrich the lives of veterans who put their lives on the line for our safety.
     
    Team River Runner (TRR), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, gives active duty service members and veterans an opportunity to find health, healing, and new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports. The benefits of TRR have as much to do with creating a social network and support system as they do with learning water sports skills that provide an exciting adventure lifestyle that suddenly seemed lost due to injury. The program also encourages family members to participate whenever possible.

35th Ole Tyme Music Festival

"The 35th Annual Ole Tyme Music Festival"-THIS SATURDAY!!!
Come on out to Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village- August 3rd!  Twenty six bands, two stages....lots of entertainment for $7.00!! The festival is located at 3999 Pioneer Village Road-Waynesville, Ohio 45068
The weekend is filled with the sounds of the past: dulcimers, banjos, guitars, fiddles, hammered dulcimers. There are several stages of music, food, crafts, children's activities, horse and buggy rides. The Village is brought to life by historical re-enactors.
Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village is an open air collection of 19 historical log cabins and other buildings from the 18th century and early 19th century. For the most part, these are not recreations, but are the actual buildings that have been donated primarily from the area around Caesar Creek. Most were disassembled, restored and repairs made so they appear as much as possible as the original structure would have looked like at the time they were first built. In the case of the Friend's Meeting House, it was moved entirely intact.

Pioneer Village

August 3rd!!! Pioneer Village-Ole Tyme Music Festival! 10-10! Enjoy the sounds of the past while enjoying the activities of the Village!! Come and join the 150 talented folks in various groups, who will be providing music in various bands! Support this fundraiser!


http://www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org/ccpv/Ole_Tyme_Music_Festival.html

Kentucky.......

We have been invited back in 2014 to continue to share our music in Kentucky.  It is always rewarding when a venue requests a return visit.  We look forward to returning to "The Lanny Franklin Old Mill Bluegrass Festival" and Broadway Church of God.  It is especially rewarding to return to eastern Kentucky where family roots and tradition, in the words of Randy Travis -  "deeper than the holler....stronger than the river...higher than the pine trees growin' tall upon the hill." We would like to thank the committee for considering Berachah Valley as a member of  "Old Mill Bluegrass Festival." family! Thanks Kentucky!  God bless Randy Travis.

Free Vendor Space

ATTENTION VENDORS: There is still FREE vendor space available for the 35th Annual Ole Tyme Music Festival at Pioneer Village in Waynesville, Ohio...August 3. Create a booth and come on out!

Bradford Bluegrass Festival

The Weekend Wrap-The Bradford Bluegrass Festival!

We could not have asked for a more successful and delightful weekend. "The Bradford Bluegrass Festival" with sound provided by our friend, Mike Caldwell- Productions, was over the top! Hundreds of folks made the journey to Bradford to support the many talented bands who participated in this event.

What a terrific evening sharing this event with so many of our friends and some of Miami Valley's TOP Bluegrass bands! Much talent was in the house! We were humbled by the encore and the request to book "The Bradfrod Bluegrass Festival" for 2014! Thank you!

Bluegrass At The Gateway!

The Weekend Wrap.....ended with an enjoyable day spent performing at "The Bluegrass At The Gateway" festival. After our set, we had the opportunity to give an interview to the Connersville News Examiner....which we will post later. Before, the day came to an end....we were booked again for this event for 2014! Thank you!

Radio Airplay!

Thanks once again, to Joe Stutzman ..."The Bluegrass Mix-The Best in Bluegrass 24/7" ... for including Berachah Valley's "Lonesome Highway" in this week's radio playlist! Awesome to get radio play!

www.bluegrassmix.com

Attention: Bands

Dear Performers,
The 35th Annual Ol' Tyme Music Festival in Pioneer Village at Caesar's Creek in Waynesville, Ohio is fast approaching. Pioneer Village is an outstanding village of authentic log buildings which were going to be destroyed when the area was flooded to build a dam and create an outstanding recreational area complete with fishing, boating and beaches, called Caesar's Creek.

Each year The Ol' Tyme Music Festival is held at the village. This year, by design, the event has been moved to a one day event...Aug 3, 2013... Saturday 10-10!
The day is filled with the sounds of the past: dulcimers, banjos, guitars, fiddles, hammered dulcimers. There are several stages of music, food, crafts, children's activities. The Village is brought to life by historical re-enactors.

This is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history, heritage and music of days gone by.

Last year 40 bands donated their time and talent to help keep Pioneer Village alive for generations to come. The event was a huge success.

If you have band (bluegrass, acoustic, dulcimer, gospel, etc) which is willing to donate their time and join forces with others to help in this cause, please respond to this request at cyob@aol.com. If you are interested in providing a music workshop or if you know someone who would be interested in setting up a vendor's booth, let us know. There is NO set up fee for vendors this year!

If you are a band which played last year, and prefer to keep your previous time slot , please let us know.

Thanks in advance for your kindness.

Visit the website.
http://www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org/

Sincerely,
The Committee!

CT Center

Berachah Valley had an enjoyable evening singing at  "The Coming Together Center".  We appreciate Brother Kenny's warm welcome. Many thanks to our friend, Brad Jessmer for lending us a helping hand and a banjo! 

The Coming Together Center

Share the evening with Berachah Valley this Saturday..June 8th...at "The Coming Together Center".  The CT Center is a Christian owned venue with weekly Saturday night Gospel singings, Southern or Bluegrass Gospel. A meal is available for purchase beginning at 5:30, the music begins at 6:00 and refreshments are available throughout the evening, a  wholesome atmosphere.....and best of all, the music is free.4302 N. Dixie Dr-Dayton, Ohio.

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24-7                          Spotify                    Omnifone
Amazon                   Xbox Music             Simfy
Bloom.fm                Deezer                     Nokia
Emusic                    Google Music         Muve Music
GreatindieMusic     iHeartRadio            MySpace Music
7digital                     MediaNet                Last.fm
                  
           


Radio Airplay!


 
Thanks to the following radion stations for playing Berachah Valley music!  
The Bluegrass Mix
Bonduel, WI USA
 
 
The Globe
Goshen, IN USA          

 
 
WOBO
Owensville, Ohio USA
 
 
Country Music Enterprises
Tamworth,  Australia
 
 
CJXF
Calgary, Alberta Canada
 

Radio Melodie 101.10 FM
Frankfurt, Germany
 

The Country Gold Jukebox
Kapuskasing, Ontario Canada
 
   
Pur-Country
Aurach, Germany Bavaria
 
   
Country Jukebox
Munich, Germany

Tipp Roller Mill

WYSO Radio-Yellow Springs, Ohio

WYSO Radio-Yellow Springs, Ohio

WYSO Radio-Yellow Springs, Ohio

WYSO Radio-Yellow Springs, Ohio

Berachah Valley and Willie Nelson...same ad!  Woooo-who!

Berachah Valley and Willie Nelson...same ad! Woooo-who!