Bristol Mountain
                           Bluegrass , Country, Old Style Acoustic,
                       Americana, Songs of the Civil War, Blues,
                        Gospel, Folk, and MORE!



Multi- instrumentalist duo The Bristol Brothers 
Don Springer and Richard Hoodhave championed old-time 
mountain music and bluegrass so long you'd think they 
started it. These fellas are a piece of Americana that 
routinely needs to be enjoyed or at least referenced so 
that musically, culturally, we don't forget 
from where it is we came.

Frank De Blasť


We heard you in Bainbridge, NY...We were blown away 
with your talent for such a "down-home" location, 
we were happily surprised.  We love the old style music 
and appreciated the information provided about the 
background of your music, as well as info about your 
instruments.  It was a delightful evening, and we hope 
to see you again. We used to go to Albert Hall, 
in Waretown, NJ, to hear the old music of the Pine Barrens 
as played by the old timers there. If you can email us 
where you'll be and dates, we'd love to see you again... 
Thanks again for a wonderful evening!! 

Bonnie & Jim Sorensen 


You performed at the school where I am a teacher today, 
North Rose Elementary. As a big fan of bluegrass and 
ol' time music, I just want to let you know how good it 
made me feel to see the two of you "turning on" our
students to this genre.  Thank you so much for doing 
what you do, for sharing it so generously and for 
representing the music so well.      

Nancy

"A Bristol Brothers show is a lively, informed trip 
through old-style acoustic music...not only do the 
Brothers play like the dickens, they weave stories 
about the history of the music and the old-time 
instruments throughout their sets."

Mountain Express
Asheville, NC


"During the day you 'reached' approximately 500 
students from grades 6-12. Not only did you perform 
on guitars, banjos, autoharp, but your discussion of 
linkage of these instruments and through styles into the 
American heritage of mountain music was interesting and 
informative...
We hope to have you back next year."

M.C. DeRuyter, Midlakes Middle School

"They showed us how location affects writing."

 
Student comment, Literature class


"They give a real live example of what folk tradition is."

Student comment, English class


"I was impressed anew with your talent and versatility 
as musicians and with your ability to generate rapport
and hold the attention of our students...I have received
many compliments from our students about 
our performance at Elon..."

Andrew J. Angyal, Professor of English, Elon College

"We were most impressed with the extensive repertoire of both 
familiar tunes from the Civil War era, as well as lesser known 
ballads from both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.  
You even delighted us with some toe tappin', foot stompin' 
nes to dance to."

T.L BleckCivil War Reenactment Corps