About Us

We are a small, volunteer only, nonprofit organization with a goal of preserving bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music in our community while also creating an annual family centered event for people to look forward to each year. Our organization, formed in 2018, is comprised of all local families and members of the host band, Tidalwave Road. The River Stomp Bluegrass Festival, held the 2nd weekend in October, is sponsored by the Whitley County Tourism Board and many other local businesses.

The Gang

Host Band

Tidalwave Road Bluegrass Band

Tidalwave Road Bluegrass Band

Meet the Band:

Ben Parker:

Ben is a founding member of TWR. Lead and Harmony Vocals, Banjo. He has a very powerful and unique lead vocal that will grab your attention quickly and keep you interested. Basically the same can be said about his bluesy banjo playing. He is known as the “voice” of the band and works hard to promote the music.

Carlie Parker:

Carlie is also a founding member. He is known as the “natural talent” in the band. While his main instrument is the mandolin, he is an excellent guitarist, bassist and can handle the banjo fairly well also. In addition to having high expectations for the instrument solos, Carlie delivers a “spot on” harmony with Ben.

Daniel Parker:

Daniel is the bass player as well as the twin brother of Carlie. Daniel is the foundation of TWR’s solid, hard driving rhythm section. While he is the quiet one in the group, he is quick to compliment and motivate the other members. It’s easy to see his dedication and passion.

Robert Sulfridge:

Robert joined the band as the guitarist in the spring of 2018. He loves the acoustic guitar and uses daily practice time as a way to keep life in balance. Robert brings great work ethic, dedication and passion to the band. In addition to lead guitar, he is also eager to run the sound system, promote the band, and step in wherever he can.