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Gnarly Fingers is a five piece acoustic band that specializes in three and four part harmony. “The Gnarlies” as they’re known to their fans, have been entertaining audiences in north Georgia and western North Carolina for over fifteen years. They cover The Band, The Eagles, Tom Waits, Butch Hancock, Guy Clark, The Steeldrivers, John Prine, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band…, in addition to their original music and they’re known for their mix of “eclectic acoustic” music from some of the greatest songwriters. Hailing from Hayesville, NC and Hiawassee and Blairsville, GA, the core of the band consists of the original three vocalists, Pat List, Keith Layton and Tom Edwards. List provides the rhythm guitar and harmonica while Layton “smokes” on lead guitar. Edwards is now the band’s mandolin and banjo player. In addition to the original three, the lineup now includes Brian Kruger on bass, keyboard, slide guitar and vocals and Jo Holoman on fiddle and vocals. Formed in 2005, Gnarly Fingers has continued to evolve musically while staying true to their goal of performing “great songs from great songwriters”. For the past ten years, they have been regulars at all the local festivals and are frequently found entertaining at both the Hayesville and Hiawassee squares. Gnarly Fingers is known wherever they play as a “fun” band. There is always good energy around their shows and ‘spontaneous dancing’ frequently occurs where they play. Their trademark is ending all their shows with “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”. Great family Fun! Bring A Blanket or Chair. Well behaved pets are welcome (with cleanup)! Special Thanks to you, our corporate sponsors, and the City of Hiawassee who keep our concerts going!

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