Members of the Freshwater Creek band, from left, are: Jacob Moody, Hannah Black, Jacob Briscoe, Collins Miller and Joshua Black.

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Bluegrass band with local ties performs in Nashville

Published 12:46pm Monday, July 30, 2012

Hartselle fiddle player Jacob Briscoe got a big break in the music world recently when the band for whom he plays was chosen to participate in the “Blue Grass Nights” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Briscoe and fellow members of “Freshwater Creek,” a bluegrass band based in Arab, opened for a Vince Gill show June 21, playing and singing for an hour in front of a standing room only crowd at the Ryman.

“We were one of five bands selected to play openers for big name country music stars during “Bluegrass Nights,” Jacob said. “The atmosphere and energy from the audience were awesome. They liked us a lot and invited us to come back.”

Previously, the band had entertained on the Alabama Senate floor, the Arab Poke Salad Festival and at a number of local churches.

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