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Welcome to the official home of Carolina Hayride!

Carolina Hayride is an exciting four-piece bluegrass band from the Columbia, SC area. The band gathers around an old-style condenser microphone with acoustic instruments to get an authentic sound, blending driving rhythm, skillful instrumental work, and tight harmony vocals in the “high lonesome” tradition.


Carolina Hayride performs classic songs from the golden age of bluegrass- the original Americana music, along with more contemporary songs done in bluegrass style. This band brings the experience and enthusiasm of four seasoned musicians from different musical backgrounds, including classical training, country, southern rock, and rockabilly. These varied influences add depth to the music that comes through in energetic live performances.


The band features Chris Beckham on mandolin and vocals, Haley Calore on fiddle, Darryl Jones on guitar and vocals, and Jeremy Plemmons anchoring the sound with solid stand-up bass. This combination results in lively shows with solid rhythm, fiery mandolin, flatpicked guitar leads, incredible fiddle tone, and clear, close harmony vocals.


Since forming in 2008, this group has built a diverse repertoire of dozens of songs, including standards by Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Ricky Skaggs, and the Stanley Brothers, and other pioneers of bluegrass. They also incorporate songs from other genres played in bluegrass style, including songs by Queen, Willie Nelson, Old Crow Medicine Show, and others.


These four musicians work hard at every show to connect with the audience and are one of the most popular bluegrass bands in the area. The musicianship, stage presence, and fresh approach to bluegrass that respects the traditions of genre always makes their shows interesting and keeps fans coming back.

Interested in having us play for you? Click here to download our electronic press kit

Be sure to visit the "Recent Photos" page to see pictures from our shows.

The members of Carolina Hayride are:

Haley Calore (haley@carolinahayride.com)- Fiddle
Darryl Jones (darryl@carolinahayride.com)- Vocals, Guitar

David Owen- Bass Guitar

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Booking Info:

If you are interested in booking Carolina Hayride, you can
Click here to download our electronic press kit or  contact Darryl Jones by email at darryl@carolinahayride.com or by phone at (803) 223-4722. We would be glad to play at your party, wedding, rehearsal party, corporate event, or festival.

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