The Eclectic Five is an all-star acoustic band of musicians with over 200 years of experience! They often perform at retirement homes and senior centers on a voluntary basis. Their music is fun, upbeat, engaging and appeals to all age groups. They’re the perfect choice for anniversary parties, reunions, birthdays, weddings and dances. They have their own sound equipment and can travel anywhere in the world if the price is right!
The members of The Eclectic Five are:
Barry and Holly Tashian (guitar, upright bass and vocals): This duo has toured worldwide and made numerous appearances on The Grand Ol’ Opry, A Prairie Home Companion and many other international radio and television programs. Their songs are recorded by Kenny Rogers, Solomon Burke, Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell and others. In 1966, Barry and his band “The Remains” opened for The Beatles’ last American tour. From 1980-1989 Barry toured and recorded withEmmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Since 1972 Barry and Holly have recorded 7 award-winning albums for Rounder Records, Copper Creek and Strictly Country.
Al and Emily Cantrell (guitar, fiddle and vocals): This duo been featured on Mountain Stage, Riders Radio Theater, Folk Sampler, E-Town and River City Folk, as well as numerous other nationally-syndicated radio programs. Their four critically acclaimed albums are on radio playlists worldwide and include the talents of Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien and Riders in the Sky. Robert Redford hand-picked them to play old-time music on-screen in his hit movie, A River Runs Through It.
“She sings like and angel, he plays like the devil.” -Nashville Tennessean.
Al Goll (Dobro and vocals): Al is an adjunct professor of Dobro at Belmont Academy of Music, and a regular performer and contributor atThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe playing Country, Bluegrass and Hawaiian music.