THE EAST COAST BLUEGRASS BAND
- From Virginia.
- Formed in 1985 to compete in the East Coast Bluegrass Band Championship in Crimora, Virginia. After winning the contest, they just kept the name.
- Members: Buster Sexton (banjo), Mike Andes (mandolin), Frankie Hawkins (guitar) , Darin Lawrence (guitar), Bill Ledbetter (bass), and Mitchell Davis (fiddle). Buster’s son Chris Sexton replaced Davis in 1997.
- 1986, won the Virginia Folk Music Society State Bluegrass Band Championship.
- 1998, released “Life’s Highways” album on Copper Creek Records.
- 2000, the group broke up. Andes and Davis (now playing banjo) continued to play with the group Nothin’ Fancy, which had formed in 1994.