2016 - "43rd Anniversary Tour"continues

Randal Harrison – Fiddle & Vocals     Bob Mason – Mandolin & Vocals     Barry Riese – Guitar & Vocals     
Bill Kangaroo
– Washboard & Vocals     Mark Hembree – String Bass & Vocals


Let Piper Road Spring Band enhance your special event while they celebrate thirty+ years of playing their unique style of music. Two of the present members, Bob and Kangaroo were present when the first phone call from Mitchell’s Bar was directed to their farmhouse, also known as the Fiend’s Club. The owner of Mitchell’s was in a predicament; the bar was packed and the jukebox had just broken down.Piper Road Spring Band saved the evening by playing acoustically to the musically starved crowd. That’s pretty much how the last forty years got started. With Mark, Barry and Randal, Piper Road Spring Band stands ready, instruments tuned, to respond to the next musical emergency.  

Known at the time as the Piper Road Spring Band, PRSB was nominated by the National Bluegrass Music Industry awards for the Best Old-Time String Band and have won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award for the Best Bluegrass Artist four times, the latest coming in 1998. 


Fairs, Festivals and Special Events 

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival        
Milwaukee World Summerfest        
WSM Grand Ole Opry
National Zoo – Washington D.C.       
Wisconsin State Fair        
Illinois State Fair        
Stoney Run Bluegrass Festival
Blaine Folk Festival       
Great Northern Bluegrass Festival        
Europe Tour - Netherlands, France, England (1978)
Soviet Union Tour - Lithuania (1991)       
Lake Geneva Venetian Festival       
Rockford Riverfest
Beloit College Folk & Blues Festival       
Milwaukee Lakefront Arts Festival       
Roscoe Fall Festival
International Bluegrass Music Association Festival       
Madison Festival of the Lakes
Janesville Courthouse Park Music Series      
Milwaukee Zoo       
Milwaukee Rainbow Summer       
Whitewater Heritage Festival
Piper Road Spring Band Bluegrass Festival


University performances

Beloit College      
Black Hills State College       
Carroll College       
DePaul University       
Fort Lewis College
Grinnel College  
Idaho State University       
Illinois State University       
Lawrence University       
Marquette University
Northern Illinois University      
Notre Dame University       
Simpson College       
University of Michigan
University of Chicago      
University of Iowa       
University of Minnesota       
University of Missouri
University of Northern Iowa      
University of Northern Michigan       
University of Southern Florida
University of Wisconsin:-Madison, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Parkside Stevens Point,Platteville, Baraboo, Stout, Green Bay, Whitewater, Eau Claire, Rock County, La Crosse, Manitowoc       
Wichita State University       
Wilmington College
Mankato State College       
Saint Olaf’s College       
Saginaw State College

Piper Road Spring Band Has Performed With

Pure Prairie League  
Amazing Rhythm Aces  
Asleep at the Wheel   
Country Gazette  
Country Gentlemen
New Grass Revival  
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  
Osborne Brothers    
Stoney Lonesome  
Byron Berline
Vasser Clements  
Deacon Dan Crary  
J. D. Crowe    
Charlie Daniels  
Lester Flatt  
John Hatford
Jim and Jesse  
Benny Martin  
Jimmy Martin  
Bill Monroe   
James Monroe  
Dolly Parton  
Jerry Reed
Earl Scruggs  
Jimmy Skinner  
Ralph Stanley  
New Riders of the Purple Sage  
Tony Trischka & Skyline
Jerry Jeff Walker  
Doc and Merle Watson  
Marty Stuart   
Vince Gill  
Roy Orbison  
Ozark Mt. Daredevils


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