Whitesands Panhandle Band

Florida Panhandle's Premiere Bluegrass Band

Albums

Live @ the Imogene (2009)

  1. When the New Wore Off
  2. Just a Closer Walk to Thee
  3. Orange Blossom Special
  4. I'll Fly Away
  5. Midnight Rider
  6. Lonesome Whistle


Buried Treasures (2001)

  1. What Am I Doin Hangin Round
  2. My Baby's Gone
  3. The Lovin's Over
  4. El Cumbanchero
  5. The Old Man
  6. Workin' Man Blues


In Times Like These (1999)

  1. If God Be For Us
  2. In Times Like These
  3. Take Your Shoes Off Moses
  4. Joshua
  5. Beulah Land
  6. Crying Holy


Taking Dixie Home (1999)

  1. Taking Dixie Home
  2. Ruby
  3. Sugarland Run
  4. East Virginia Blues
  5. Cool Water
  6. Cajun Baby


Sandsational (1999)

  1. Hummingbird
  2. I'm So Blue I Could Cry
  3. A Fool Such As I
  4. Red Haired Boy
  5. Take This Hammer
  6. Long Black Veil


Meet

The Band

Tim Baldwin

Lead Vocalist/Guitar

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.

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Brad Hanssen

Vocals/Banjo/Fiddle

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.

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Michael Feldman

Harmonica

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.

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John Davis

Bass

John Davis is a talented and versatile musician. Born and raised in South Carolina, John grew up saturated in music–playing guitar and piano at a young age. John developed his love for music into college, when he played for several bands while attending Clemson University. John expanded his musical outreach throughout his adult career, playing bass for successful singer-songwriters like Melissa Joyner and Swingtown (The Steve Miller Band tribute band). John has played hundreds of times before thousands of fans. John loves music and people, and it shows in his performance.

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Jesse Draughon

guitar/vocals

Jesse Draughon is a Navy Veteran and former member of the Whitesands Panhandle Band (WSB). Jesse recently re-joined WSB when it re-launched in 2018, playing rhythm guitar and singing baritone harmonies. Jesse sang with a family quartet at a very young age and has been saturated in music ever since, from singing in church ensembles and the Naval Air Station Memorial Chapel to playing and singing in quality bands, including the musical, “Shining Lives”, in 2017. Jesse was the leader and “front man” of Silver Creek Bluegrass providing rhythm guitar, lead and harmony vocals. Jesse’s voice and personality are inviting and unmistakable, with a pleasing, rich baritone flavor.

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3/6/20

Molino, FL

6:00 PM. Barrineau Park, 6055 Barrineau Park School Rd.

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