BILL WHITE AND WHITE PINE
Bill and Joe White and bassist John Renne have been playing music together over twenty four years. Their music has taken them to five province’s of Canada and twelve of the States of U.S.A. and the largest ship of Carnival Cruise Line “The dream “.
Bill play’s guitar and sings lead and tenor or baritone harmony vocals, and is five times male vocalist of the year. And won the prestige’s award of “entertainer of the year 2012”.
Joe White plays fiddle and sings lead and harmony vocals. Joe is five times fiddle player of the year, and central Canada Hall of fame inductee. The band has won numerous other awards including Gospel Group of the year.
Barry Calthorpe joined the band in 2007 and plays Dobro guitar, and was nominated for Dobro player of the year in 2012.
Rob Tebworth has been with White Pine since 2007, playing mandolin and singing lead and bass vocals.
Mike Doggett has been with White Pine playing banjo now for over a year.
People coming out to the show are going to hear a good family-oriented bluegrass show. We’ll do some bluegrass tunes folks are familiar with, and some they’re not. We’ll go back and do some old country tunes they probably remember. And we include some gospel music, which is important to us. It’s a variety, and it’s entertaining.
It's with great regrets we announce the passing of John Renne our bass player for over 25 years. We now are joined by Mr. Tom Gardiner, Tom is playing bass and singing lead and harmony vocals. Tom has played in the Ottawa Valley for many years we are very grateful Tom has joined us and look forward to a great festival year.