Tim Baldwin is a unique vocal talent–a big part of WPB’s new, cutting, and energetic sound. Setting the rhythm for the band, Tim has vast experience in vocal and music performance as a soloist and group performer. Born and raised in Pensacola, Tim is the youngest child of an old-time baptist preacher and has been a music leader for over 20 years. Tim got his musical start with good ol’ gospel singin’ and school band performance as first chair trumpet player, winning regional competitions. Tim has sung in gospel quartets, is a former worship pastor and plays lead guitar for his worship band. Vocalizing, creating powerful sound and beautiful harmony–that’s Tim’s forte.
Brad Hanssen is the founder of the Whitesands Panhandle Band (WSB), which he formed in the mid-1970s. Since then, WSB has been one of the most notable and successful bluegrass bands in the southeast United States. Brad is an accomplished musician and singer and one of the best banjo players around. Brad has taken leadership in creating both genuine and novel bluegrass music and has performed before thousands of fans in hundreds of venues across the United States.
Michael Feldman is the “harmonica man”. Starting his music career in 1976 with the Muskogee River Boys, Mike is one of the original members of WSB, joining in 1977. Mike is a staple in Northwest Florida’s music scene, playing with singer-songwriters like Freddie Donovan and the Biscuit Rollers String Band. Mike is one of the best harmonica players around. Mike has played before thousands of fans for decades and his experience in a variety of music genres is fascinating. Mike can make the harmonica sing–or cry; and his audience feels the moods Mike masterfully creates with his instrument.
Don Lopez is a talented and versatile musician and carries the bass for WPB. Raised in California, Don moved to Florida as a young man, when he began to carve his way into the music scene of the Florida Panhandle. Don plays a wide array of musical styles, from jazz and country, to blues and bluegrass. Don has played bass (and other instruments) for successful bands and has become a staple for local music.
Ricky Barlow is WPB’s percussionist–and a great one he is! Ricky has vast experience as a performance percussionist, playing drums for groups and congregations at church starting at a young age and then into college as a music student. Ricky advanced his music career by teaching music to hundreds of students. Ricky’s talent and love for music adds an exciting feel to WPB’s rhythm and creates a ton of energy for WPB’s hot newgrass and rockabilly style.
5PM – 8PM, Private PartyRead More
Pensacola Bay Brewery, 2-6PM, 225 Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502Read More
Join us at the Pensacola Yacht Club for this charity event from 6-8pm, 1897 Cypress St, Pensacola, FL 32502Read More
Whitesands Panhandle Band will be kicking off Pensacola Beach’ notable “Bands on the Beach” with 2 hours of covers played in their unique bluegrass-rockabilly style.Read More