Hominy Falls!

Keeping alive true traditional Bluegrass and Old Time Music!

Meet Hominy Falls

Meet Hominy Falls

Hominy Falls has been called “the real deal” for sticking to the roots and traditions that have made Bluegrass what it is today.  They began in early 2011 when some friends who have played traditional Bluegrass and Old-time music decided to create a band that not only performed new material but also honored the roots of this music.  They have continued writing, collecting, and performing their unique blend of material ever since.

They have performed at venues including the following:  International Bluegrass Music Association Showcases/Nashville TN, The Wheeling Jamboree/WV, Point Pleasant Regatta/WV, Nine Mile Bluegrass Festival/TN, The Mountaineer Opry House/Milton WV, The Alban Arts Center/ Saint Albans WV, The Richwood Opry House/Walton KY, The Braxton County Jamboree/Gassaway WV, and Taylor Books/Charleston WV.  They have performed for gatherings large and small, from churches to festivals.  They have opened for many artists including the Country Gentlemen.  In 2011 they were featured in the film "Pilgrim Song."  Their debut album “Meet Me at The Bluebird” continues to be played on the air and is regularly featured on BluegrassMix.com.  Travelling throughout the state of West Virginia and neighboring states, Hominy Falls has received a great response.  

Hominy Falls’ influences range from the Original Carter Family to the Country Gentlemen, stopping by Flatt and Scruggs, The Louvin Brothers, and many more along the way.  These are the types of acts that we learned from and their influence is with us in our writing and in our performing.  They are not limited to this, adding other sounds and types of music to their unique mix.  As they have been together Hominy Falls have added sounds making us the must hear group for lovers of Folk, Gospel, Bluegrass, and Early Country.  We are Americana at it's best.

Hominy Falls hopes to see you very soon!

The band consists of three main members:

John Johnson: (guitar/autoharp/clawhammer banjo/vocals) Actor, musician, and professional Santa Claus, John began playing traditional music at the age of six.  He was a featured performer with Jesse McKenzie and Brushy Fork Bluegrass, Mountain Tradition, the Coal Mountain Coon Hunters, as well as a solo act.  He has performed many times with Janette Carter of the Original Carter Family at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons VA.  He has opened shows for acts including the Lewis Family, Big Country Bluegrass, Jimmy Bowen and Santa Fe, and Lilly's Mountaineers.  He has taught the music of the Carter Family for the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis and Elkins College.  He resides in Saint Albans, WV.

Roy Mayes: (fiddle/mandolin/vocals) Roy began at an early age to perform with his father, Jack Mayes, and Lower 40 Grass.  Over the years he has performed with many legends of Bluegrass and Country music.  He has performed with the Rarely Herd, IdleTymes, and 1950.  Roy is a musician at the Ohio Valley Opry and has also appeared with such artists and legends as Jack Greene, The Whites, Connie Smith, and Larry Cordle.  A first class musician and vocalist, Roy's talents are at the forefront in Hominy Falls.  He is a resident of Gallipolis, OH, and an award winning photographer.

Will Price:  (bass/fiddle/vocals) Will was raised in the heart of West Virginia’s traditional music country - Richwood, WV.  Currently, he resides in South Charleston, WV, where he works as a prize winning photographer.  He has long been interested in traditional music, having competed in several Old-time Fiddle contests around the state of West Virginia.  Hominy Falls is his first band.  Working as an Emcee for the shows, Will is the embodiment of the legendary "front man" bringing both life and comedy to the stage. 

Hominy Falls is often joined onstage by guest musicians playing both banjo and dobro.  They work as a trio and as a four piece band.