NEW DIXIE STORM became reality for a group of like-minded musicians from the foothills of South Carolina beginning in the Winter of 2000. Heavily influenced by the first generation bluegrass greats, NDS presents the traditional standards with a reverence for the originals while incorporating our own unique arrangements.
NDS was honored to be selected to compete in and subsequently win the 2006 South Carolina State Bluegrass Band Championship at RenoFest, held in Hartsville, SC. Determined not to become complacent, NDS continued to pursue our dream of performing the music we all love. In 2009, NDS was presented with the opportunity to compete in SPBGMA’s International Band Championship in Nashville. After making the cut in the preliminary and quarter finals, paring down the original field of more than 20 bands from all across the country, NDS proudly came away with a fourth place win.
NDS has been privileged to have shared stages with many of today’s top bluegrass performers including The Del McCoury Band, JD Crowe & New South, IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Dan Tyminski Band, Tony Rice and Mountain Heart.
As more than a decade has past, NDS’s enthusiasm endures. Although a couple of the faces have changed through the years, the quality of the music and artistic drive continues to grow.
NEW DIXIE STORM is looking forward to the upcoming season and we hope to see you there.