The Rigneys / Press

"I can never thank you enough for your wonderful concert and the crowd you brought in Friday night at South Jackson Civic Center. Your performance was as I expected...right up there with the best of performers. I will definitely want you back. I loved your outfits...your communication with the audience...sometimes I want to see a little more of beautiful Melissa!! Honestly, I could not be prouder of what you 'bring' to our stage...your love of family, your faith, creative arrangements, original tunes...the very best in all areas."

Peggy Burton - South Jackson Civic Center Talent Buyer

“The recording is one of the best contemporary bluegrass CDs that I've heard in a long time.”

“Double Or Nothing finds The Rigneys with a strong statement as adult entertainers, with a bright future ahead of them.”

“Indeed, that’s one of the great strengths of this album—a selection of songs that any artist, no matter how well established, would be proud to have made. There’s straight-ahead contemporary bluegrass, some sly references to tradition, and some beautiful material that makes its home in the fertile ground between bluegrass, country and folk. ... For it’s clear that whether you’re talking about song selection, arrangement, the snappy playing and ensemble interplay or the increasingly self-assured and emotive singing, this is a group on the move.”

“...after Cherryholmes I should know better than to assume such, but I was not expecting Rigney Family Bluegrass to come across on Familiar Paths as creative, serious, and, dare I say it, interesting. For a start, this their third CD contains 12 original songs. That is a breakthrough for a band that recorded a lot of standards on the first two albums. ... Check out the delightful, jazz-inflected instrumental "Hop, Skip, And A Jump," which features only the pair. It provides the highlight to a quite enjoyable project and a national debut ...”

Art Menius - Bluegrass Unlimited

"...I was absolutely blown away by the superb vocals and tremendous musicianship exhibited by everyone in the band. I've listened to a lot of family bluegrass and gospel bands through the years (some really great and others who are just enjoying a fun hobby), but the Rigney Family's attention to detail in their harmonies and arrangements demonstrated to me immediately that this family is very serious about making great music. ... Not only are they a pleasure to listen to, but they're really nice people to boot!"

Chris West - Blue Moon Rising

"The adjectives used to describe this family include "phenomenal" and "blown away". They're all true! This family quartet gets it done."

Terri Holloway - Prescription Bluegrass Blog

“What a phenomenal show you presented in Paragould last night! I had high expectations for the concert, and you greatly exceeded what I ever could have imagined. ... You presented a tight show on stage, choosing great material that connected with the audience, and keeping the show flowing very well. You all have shown yourselves to be true professionals, both on stage and off, and it has been a joy working with you.”

Marty Scarbrough - KASU Program Director - KASU Radio

“...Your performance and personalities were second to none, a very professional presenatation. We have had nothing but positive comments. Our people come expecting to hear quality music, and we have been very fortunate to have had many very good groups..., but you guys raised the bar on us, don"t see how it could get any better! If you are ever in the area and your schedule permits, we would love to have you back... Open invitation!”

Allan Roark - Birchwood Opry Owner/Promoter - Birchwood Opry News

“Andrew and Grant are virtuoso on whatever instrument they choose to play. Andrew plays guitar and mandolin. Grant plays fiddle and mandolin and both sing lead and harmony vocals. Mark provides strong banjo work and lead and harmony vocals. Melissa keeps the band together with powerful bass backup. This family band exemplifies everything everything that is right about a family playing together. Rigney Family Bluegrass will do a wonderful job picking and singing wherever they go to play.”

David C. Blood - Mixt Company & Nashville Rep for Silver Angel Mandolins - Silver Angel Mandolins

"...you guys just blew us a away. I was able to attend a Daily & Vincent performance back in the summer and thought they were one of the best bands I had heard in a long time, but you all are right up there with the best of them. Your selection of music (some old, some new) and your stage presence was first rate - very professional...

Jim Humble - Professional Luthier - Fiddle Luthier

“WSVS has been the home for many great bands over the past 63 years. Your family is now part of that unique history. Family harmony is something that is incredibily special. It is the tradition that built American country music. Rigney Family Bluegrass celebrates the heritage and tradition that comes from a solid love and respect of bluegrass! We have heard many comments about your recent appearance. We look forward to playing your music and building a following for you in central Virginia.”