"We played the same festival and had the pleasure of meeting the Rigney Family in Rainsville, Alabama. I was absolutely blown away by the superb vocals and tremendous musicianship exhibited by everyone in the band. I've listened to a lot of family bluegrass and gospel bands through the years (some really great and others who are just enjoying a fun hobby), but the Rigney Family's attention to detail in their harmonies and arrangements demonstrated to me immediately that this family is very serious about making great music. Although their mandolin/fiddle player is very young, you won't find any "cutesy" stuff here! This kid can really play and is very professional on stage! Not only are they a pleasure to listen to, but they're really nice people to boot!"
- Chris West - Blue Moon Rising
"What a phenomenal show you presented in Paragould last night! I had high expectations for the concert, and you greatly exceeded what I ever could have imagined. Andrew and Grant clearly demonstrated why they have won so many awards for their picking! They do more than just play the notes, but they have each developed a style that would be envied by musicians triple their ages. (And that was demonstrated by comments I received from local pickers in the crowd at the show. You presented a tight show on stage, choosing great material that connected with the audience, and keeping the show flowing very well. You all have shown yourselves to be true professionals, both on stage and off, and it has been a joy working with you."
- Marty Scarbrough - KASU Program Director
"...Your performance and personalities were second to none, a very professional presentation. We have had nothing but positive comments. Our people come expecting to hear quality music, and we have been very fortunate to have had many very good groups..., but you guys raised the bar on us, don*t see how it could get any better! If you are ever in the area and your schedule permits we would love to have you back... Open invitation!"
- Allan Roark - Birchwood Opry Owner/Promoter
"The adjectives used to describe this family include "phenomenal" and "blown away." They're all true! This family quartet gets it done."
- Terri Holloway, Prescription Bluegrass Blog
"Family harmony is something that is incredibly special. It is the tradition that built American county music. Rigney Family Bluegrass celebrates the heritage and tradition that comes from a solid love and respect of bluegrass."
- Christopher Gowin, WSMV Radio
"... Andrew and Grant are virtuoso on whatever instrument they choose to play. Andrew plays guitar and mandolin. Grant plays fiddle and mandolin and both sing lead and harmony vocals. Mark provides strong banjo work and lead and harmony vocals. Melissa keeps the band together with powerful bass backup. This family band exemplifies everything that is right about a family playing together. Rigney Family Bluegrass Band will do a wonderful job picking and singing wherever they go to play."
Nashville and Middle Tennessee Representative for Silverangel Mandolins
- David C. Blood, Mandolinist/Mixt Company
"...We were expecting a good performance, but you guys just blew us away. I was able to attend a Daily & Vincent performance back in the summer and thought they were one of the best bands I had heard in a long time, but you all are right up there with the best of them. Your selection of music (some old, some new ) and your stage presence was first rate - very professional. Also you were obviously having fun performing. My suggestion, don't change a thing. Just keep on doing what you are doing. I can assure you that there is plenty of room for such a wholesome and talented family in the field of bluegrass music..."
- Jim Humble, Luthier, Ooltewah, TN.
"...This is one very talented group! We met the Rigney family last summer when they appeared in Sparta, TN and have been a *regular* at most of their performances. The last one we attended was at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, VA where Song of the Mountains is recorded for public television. Marion, VA is 250 miles from our home in Sparta and their performance was well worth the drive! We have been to many bluegrass concerts/performances and the Rigney family scores a definite ten on our scale. Any act that follows them on stage usually claims that they are a *tough act to follow* and we couldn*t agree more."
- Jim & Priscilla Derry, Sparta, TN
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