Groggy Pine Boys

A SONG CAN FILL YOUR HEART WITH JOY, AND WE HAVE SONGS TO SING

MARTIN KAVANAGH – GUITAR & VOCALS

JOE WILLS – GUITAR, DOBRO, BANJO, MANDOLIN, VOCALS 

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Martin Kavanagh hails from Dublin, Ireland. He grew up during the culture of the Irish folk scene and the American folk and old-time country music revival. He has been singing Irish ballads since he was a young lad but has also grown up loving the American Bluegrass, Country and Folk music. He sings and plays guitar and has performed at various venues throughout New Jersey including the Albert Hall in Waretown, the Bluegrass Old-time Musicians Association (BOTMA) in Little Silver, the Ocean County Arts Guild in Island Heights, and various music events and cafes throughout NJ.

Joe Wills has had a life-long love of the banjo. Beginning in 1990 his interest in bluegrass banjo was sparked by the Seldom Scene. Joe learned to play and formed a bluegrass band, Cedar Crick, with Nancy Longenecker. In 1994 the opportunity presented itself to go on the air when Burlington County College began broadcasting on WBZC FM. Joe’s program, Burlington County Bluegrass went on the air and is now in its 25th year on the Internet at RCBC Radio. Currently Joe plays banjo and Dobro with his bluegrass band the BAD DOGZ and also performs with Martin Kavanagh as the Groggy Pine Boys. MC-ing gigs have had Joe introduce top bands like the Seldom Scene, Lou Reid & Carolina, Becky Buller, The Gibson Brothers, Larry Cordle, Rhonda Vincent, Darrell Webb, Ronnie Reno, The Boxcars, Junior Sisk and others.

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