From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Willow Branch is a bluegrass band that specializes in providing musical entertainment at weddings, civic gatherings, corporate functions, and private events.

Band members are:  Gayle Noble - bass fiddle & vocals; Robert Noble - banjo & vocals; Doug McDonald - mandolin & vocals; and Larry Nunnery - guitar & vocals.  When we have a special request for a fiddle player, we call on Ted Lawhorn of Staunton, VA to fill the slot.

Highlight performances by Willow Branch include appearances on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry's Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; on the prime-time CBS network television show 'Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt'; a live performance to an estimated 100 million viewers on the QVC television home shopping network; the Virginia Governor's Mansion in Richmond, VA; the Statler Brothers 'Happy Birthday USA' 4th of July celebration in Staunton, VA; and the distinguished honor of performing at the awards banquet for the medal winners of the 1996 U.S. Summer Olympic Team.

Willow Branch has received 33 awards from the renowned Virginia Folk Music Association including twice being honored with the highly coveted and prestigious award as 'Best Bluegrass Band', and have performed at numerous bluegrass festivals in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Continually striving to bring to the stage clean, family-style entertainment, Willow Branch is sure to please any audience and enhance any venue.



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Studio photographs of Willow Branch are by Karen England of A Thousand Words Photography.




Gayle Noble
Scottsville, VA

Larry Nunnery
Benson, NC


Thank you for visiting our site.  We hope you enjoy your visit and come back very soon.  Please take a moment to sign our guestbook.

Gayle, Robert, Doug, Larry, Ted

  ~ Willow Branch ~