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About the Band

Winners of the 2010 DelFest Bluegrass Band Competition, the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners hail from central PA, honoring the bluegrass traditions of the region. Their musical style ranges from traditional to Americana, with a dash of old time, and includes a captivating mix of unique, original songs. Their on-stage chemistry, amplified by the fun and strong connection they have with their audience, makes a Moonshiners show an experience not to be missed!

Bluegrass Unlimited said this about their debut album, I’m Going Home: “… the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners exude rich talent, enthusiasm, energy, and a wide knowledge of string music… Every single cut proves enjoyable ... With admirably equal skill, authenticity, and enthusiasm, the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners ... move from bluegrass to old-time to folk/Americana.”

Stephen Buckalew: Fiddle, mandolin, vocals
Gwen Stimely: Banjo, vocals
Marc “Lumber City Slim” Prave: Bass, guitar, vocals
Steve Crawford: Guitar, vocals
Jeremy Tosten: Guitar, bass, vocals
Media Reviews
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, February 2012"From smack dab in the middle of Pennsylvania . . . the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners exude rich talent, enthusiasm, energy, and a wide knowledge of string music . . ."

Contacts and Questions
Gwen Stimely
gstimely@gmail.com
814-692-7633

Ted Connolly
tconn34@hotmail.com
785-766-1401
Past Shows
  • DelFest Bluegrass Festival – Cumberland, Md
  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival – Rochester, NY
  • Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival – Centre Hall, PA
  • Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival – Cross Fork, PA
  • Elk Creek Café + Ale Works – Millheim, PA
  • Acoustic Brew Concerts – State College, PA
  • Grange Fair – Centre Hall, PA
  • Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – State College, PA
  • MoonShadow Cafe – Accident, MD
 
Honors & Awards
  • Winners of the 2010 DelFest Bluegrass Band Competition
  • ​Gwen Stimely won first place in the 2009 Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest sponsored by Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival