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Brush Mountain Band

traditional bluegrass and gospel

Who We Are

Brush Mountain Band is a five-piece bluegrass group drawn from Centre and Mifflin counties. Their recipe of banjo, fiddle, guitar and upright bass with two-and three-part vocal harmonies is combined to cook up traditional, and toe-tapping, bluegrass and gospel music. Lead vocals are constantly passed around the band. Named for a mountain in central Pennsylvania, their music reaches beyond local boundaries, from way down south to New England. They choose to perform live, in the old fashioned way, around two or three large diaphragm microphones. Watching the whole band work around the mics can be like taking a trip back in time. It makes you want to get up and move! The band has been together in various forms since the early fall of 2002.

Brush Mountain Band puts its heart into bluegrass standards such as “Rocky Top”, “Orange Blossom Special” and “Old Home Place” and Gospel greats such as “I Saw the Light” and Carter Family’s “Crying Holy Unto the Lord”

The band is Stan Truckenmiller-guitar and vocals; Tom Kapinus - fiddle and bass vocals; Kathy Kapinus - bass, vocals, Bob Kapinus - banjo.


Here's what they say...

“Kathy is super friendly and was able to set up at our special location with ease! She coordinated with us to make the event run smoothly.”

Dunkelberger Family Annual Pig Roast

“Best band ever! Best band around.”

Barbara, Band Friend

“They played my song requests so I could sing along. The band has great energy and a wonderful selection of traditional music.”

Martha, Event Attendee

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