“Mud Hole OUT of Control” is an Appalachian Old Time String Band. It consists of four young men who carry on the tradition of old time music that makes WV & The Mountain Music Trail so special. They have a special show for you to enjoy!
These teenagers have been playing together for over two years now. The band consists of Trevor Hammons and Benjamin Davis from Pocahontas Co. and Brandon Loudermilk and Dwaine Sheppard from Greenbrier Co.
Pocahontas Co. natives, Benjamin Davis and Trevor Lee Hammons, have made a name for themselves in WV, VA, & the surrounding states. Banjo player, Trevor Hammons, comes from the legendary Pocahontas Co. “Hammons Family”. Benjamin Davis, fiddle player, comes from a musical family also. These Pocahontas Co. men have played together in several bands for almost six years. The two released their first CD, “The West Virginia Way”, in November 2016.
Both boys have won many awards and recognition in the old time music circle. They have played at the Pocahontas Opera House, Marlinton Pioneer Days, Last Run Restaurant in Cass, Highland Co. Fair, WV State Fair, Vandalia Circle Stage, and many other festivals and private functions. Trevor’s first time competition at Galax, VA this year, took 9th Place in Adult Banjo category. Benjamin took a 1st place in Youth Fiddle at Vandalia in Charleston this year also.
The two Greenbrier Co. boys have been around the “Old Time Music” scene as well for many years. Brandon Loudermilk is the grandson of Charlie Loudermilk, who played in Mud Hole Control Band with Jr. Spencer for so many years. His father, Cannonball, plays in the band now. Brandon and Dwaine are cousins who have spent their whole lives around music. Mud Hole OUT of Control was agreed upon as the new name of the band by the older Mud Hole Control, it just seemed fitting to the youngin’s as they get that way sometimes! They can play against the best of the best.
The group has played at Huntersville Tradition Days, State Fair of WV, Cass, Watoga State Park, Cranberry Visitors Center, Pocahontas Opera House, and competed at Clifftop Festival, as well as several private functions. They do a lot of outdoor festivities and shows, even the local Farmer’s Market. The group won first prize in the Highland Co. Parade in the fall of 2016. They also won People’s Choice Award at the Hub in Lewisburg, WV at the first Battle of the Bands 2016.
These four teen-agers can take you back to your roots. They were born with “old” souls. Catch a show or contact them for a booking, you won’t regret it.