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Darlene & Reflections of Bluegrass - An energetic four piece group based out of Columbia, South Carolina, incorporating the classic sound of yesterday’s country with the traditional and contemporary sound of today’s Bluegrass. Their unique styling blend and exceptional talents places this group into a league of their own. Their unique blend of Bluegrass is growing fans with every performance along the way. Their stage presence is pure enjoyment! All members are seasoned professionals. Darlene Champagne, a founding member with her soulful lead and harmony vocals, sings lead for the group. Banjo player, Johnny Fenlayson, a founding member and band manager is a five time South Carolina and Southeastern banjo champion and brings his expertise in backup phrasing, powerful drive, song arranging skills and baritone vocals to the group sound. Lewis Rogers plays mandolin and sings lead and harmony vocals with the group and offers some great traditional Bluegrass tunes. Bassist Bob Dockery has played with the likes of Stonewall Jackson, and the great Loretta Lynn. He has traveled extensively with The Carolina Rebels and Charlie Spivak Orchestra. Bob has been playing since the 1940's.
Darlene, Johnny and the group have appeared many times on SCETV for the South Carolina Channel’s “Bluegrass Express”, as well as many festivals, churches and shows throughout the Southeast.
Their current CD project, “If It Ain't Love” speaks as a personal message for the members of the vibrant group, all of whom share the desire to impart their love of the music in their hearts to the enjoyment of the listener.
The group is currently preparing to sign a recording contract with Nelson McSwain, owner of C & L Entertainment and former Lamon Records Engineer, and A&R Director. Nelson is a four time Dove award winner, 25 time Dove award nominee & 2 time Grammy nominated Record & Publishing Co. They will be joining with clients such as Anita Fisher, Ray Deaton, and Tim Graves and Cherokee.