Comment found in our tip jar from a show at St. Paul Mountain Winery: Thank you for such a great “normal” afternoon!
Dave Miles, Earl Turner and Randy Wykoff came together as Hummingtree Band in 1985. The troubadours created a unique musical experience that pleased audiences across the Southeast with gigs at the prestigious Belle Chere Festival in Asheville, NC and popular road houses of the day, such as Jackson Station near Greenwood, SC and Aun’s Feed Stable in Lexington, SC. But “day job” re-locations ended that run after only three years. For 23 years each continued their musical careers – Randy joined the Washington (D.C.) Mandolin Quintet; Dave became the “go-to” bass player for several bands including the “Swills,” along with developing a solo performing act, and Earl pursued his dream of songwriting, spending time in Nashville working with established songwriters such as Tom Kimmel. A few years ago, the three had actually gravitated to living within a few hours of each other. A weekend “reunion” turned into a “Reunion Tour” and the group has toured ever since.