About the Band

 

New and Used Bluegrass Band

New and Used Bluegrass band has at the core, two members who have been friends since high school - Ed Finkner and Toby Price. Along with Alan Breeding, and later Jon Simmons, they have played for fun and in various bluegrass groups over the years.  So in addition to enjoying each other's bluegrass roots, there are roots of friendship that make the band more fun.  Ed Finkner lives near Longwoods, Maryland (near Easton) and plays guitar and sings lead on many of the songs we perform.  He is a Civil War enthusiast, as well as being a big fan (along with Alan) of "Andy of Mayberry" or "Mayberry RFD".  Alan lives outside of Greensboro, Maryland and plays banjo with the group (and keeps us straight on our bluegrass facts and lyrics).  Toby Price lives near Preston, Maryland and plays mandolin and sings lead and baritone.  Jon Simmons lives near Greensboro, Maryland and plays fiddle and sings lead and tenor.  Occasionally you may get to see Martin Wirtz join us on guitar and twin banjo.   We've also been fortunate to have Bryan Irwin, Cody Finkner, and David McGlashan as guest bass players.

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