CLINTONVILLE GRASS

Carl Yaffey has played bass with many rock and country bands over the years, and has played clawhammer and 3-finger banjo in various old-timey and bluegrass bands such as The Turkey's in the Straw, and One Riot One Ranger. He currently plays banjo with "The Timbre Wolves", and ”The Folk Ramblers". He plays bass with "BluesSwing". Carl is the author of six Mel Bay books ("A Banjo Player's Guide to Jamming", "A Flatpicker's Guide to Jamming","A Bass Player's Guide to Jamming","A Fiddle Player's Guide to Jamming" (coauthored with John Sherman), "A Mandolin Player's Guide to Jamming", and "A Dobro Player's Guide to Jamming" (coauthored with Mark Panfil). 


 


 

We are a (mostly) traditional bluegrass band from Columbus, Ohio. All of us have a long history of playing in various bands. In other words we’re OLD!

Mike Barrie On mandolin for Clintonville Grass, Mike Barrie played bluegrass-country-eclectic music primarily in the E. Lansing area, back in the day. He was the more handsome member of the Barrie Brothers. He particularly likes heart-felt songs and songs with a twist. 

Lea Anne Kangas Lea Anne Kangas spent many years listening to bluegrass while working as a sound engineer in the 1990s. Now, she is excited to make her debut actually playing and singing bluegrass with Clintonville Grass. She can also be found playing American and British folk, Balkan, and Scandinavian music.

Wilson Burrows Wilson Burrows first played bluegrass back in 1964 in his California high school band, “The Clary Grove Boys.” After a many-year detour into Old-Time music, he is ready to again assume the pursuit of fast-flatpicked fiddle tunes.

Andy Verhoff  Andy Verhoff has been playing guitar mostly on, but sometimes off, since the United States’ bicentennial year. His playing really took off in the waning years of the last century, when he formed folk band with a high school friend and discovered Old Time music. He’s been in one or two bands ever since and is also member of the Timbre Wolves. Guitar is his main instrument, but he’s been fooling around with the mandolin and ukulele since the pandemic started. Since joining Clintonville Grass, he rediscovered the joy on a well-sung song.