About Cold Country

The Cold Country Bluegrass Band has been playing since the early 70's, and is based in Plainfield Vermont. Cold Country has appeared in variety of settings, including country weddings, county fairs, Vermont parks, the Tunbridge Worlds Fair, The Champlain Folk Festival, The Madrid NY Bluegrass Festival, the Catskill Mountain Bluegrass Festival, the Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon, VT., First Night celebrations, and have toured the Ring of Kerry in Ireland and played the pubs and civic centers of the region.

Band personnel include: Bill Moulton on mandolin, the band's lead singer; Craig Whipple, guitar and baritone; Jeannette Hogan, string bass and harmonies; and Con Hogan, banjo and tenor. The group features Tony Washburn, well-known fiddle player from Morrisville, VT.

Cold Country performs a variety of bluegrass material, ranging from Ralph Stanley standards to more contemporary arrangements, with an occasional "old timey" piece included. The band also enjoys performing a variety of bluegrass gospel songs, which are characterized by haunting southern rural harmonies.

For further information or booking, please contact Con:

Band Members

Bill Moulton - Mandolin and Lead
Craig Whipple - Guitar, Baritone and Lead
Jeannette Hogan - String Bass and Harmonies
Con Hogan - Banjo and Tenor
Tony Washburn - Fiddle and Lead
Tom Macleay - Dobro

Venues played

The Cold Country Bluegrass Band has over 28 years of performances. The band has appeared at:

  • 25 Year Host-Bluegrass Festival to benefit 4H at East Hill Farm
  • 13 Year participant Burlington First Night
  • Tunbridge Worlds Fair
  • Madrid N.Y. Bluegrass Festival
  • Vermont State Parks Entertainment Series
  • Basin Bluegrass Festival - Brandon, VT.
  • Various Irish Pubs and venues
  • Weddings
  • Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Kingsland Bay State Park, VT
  • Country Fairs
  • Catskill Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Accord, NY


The Cold Country Bluegrass Band has generated a few recordings including:

  • Cold Country Bluegrass Band - 2008
  • Cold Country Live in Danville - 2007
  • Cold Country Bluegrass - Live at First Night Burlington - 2000

Cold Country Bluegrass Band - 2008 CD is currently for sale. $10.00 + $1.50 S+H

Listen to Track #15 "The Dream" sample

"The Studio Sessions" Video

Produced by Kenric Kite for ORCA Media, Montpelier, Vermont.
Currently airs on public access television

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