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Bluegrass Band Crandall Creek Is Hitting the Charts

Crandall Creek band, from left, Wyatt Kidd, Abby Latocha, Dustin Terpenning, Trish Imbrogno, Kathy Wigman Lesnock, Jerry Andrews [Photo by Bruce Winges]

MOUNDSVILLE — Bell Buckle recording artist Crandall Creek continues to make waves on the bluegrass charts.

“Drivin’ Me Insane” hit the charts in March and settled in for a total of 28 weeks so far. The song stayed in the Top 5 of the Bluegrass Today Grassicana Weekly Airplay Chart for several months. “Drivin’ Me Insane” also has appeared on the Fan Voted Chart.

“This Heart of Mine” debuted at No. 1 when it was released in May.

This fall saw the release of a third single, “The Bean Song.” By November “The Bean Song” and “Drivin’ Me Insane” were in the Top 10 of the Bluegrass Today chart. The singles also appeared on The Bluegrass Jamboree chart.

The three songs are from the band’s upcoming CD, “Headed South.” The album is in the final stages of production and will be available in December.

Jerry Andrews of Moundsville, rhythm guitar and vocals, founded the band in 2015. He is joined by:

∫ Kathy Wigman Lesnock of West Finley, Pa., lead and harmony vocals.

∫ Dustin Terpenning of Bloomingdale, banjo, mandolin and guitar.

∫ Abby Latocha of Mannington, W.Va., lead and harmony vocals, guitar and mandolin.

∫ Trish Imbrogno of Pittsburgh, upright bass and vocals.

∫ Wyatt Kidd of Moundsville, fiddle.

∫ Roger Hoard of Wheeling, guest lead guitarist.

While Andrews and Lesnock are principal songwriters, Latocha, Terpenning, other band members and even family collaborate on the songs. The result is original bluegrass and gospel true to the band’s Appalachian roots.

Valerie Smith of Bell Buckle Records is the executive producer of the band. Jamie Peck of Jamie Peck Productions in Wheeling records and produces Crandall Creek. Mastering is by JP McMullen III of Highland Mastering in Pittsburgh. Bruce Winges of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, handles the band’s publicity and media.

Crandall Creek also donates to deserving charities through the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 set up by Andrews.

While waiting for the Headed South CD release in December, go to the band’s website, www.crandallcreekband.com to see videos of the three singles. Or tune into your favorite bluegrass station and you might catch Crandall Creek there.

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