For booking or more information about the band, contact:
Joe Cronick:  715-966-6463

Upcoming Shows

June 30: Willow Springs Gardens
July 12: Little Stock
July 13: Bluegrass on the Black
July 20: Manitowish Waters BG Fest
July 26: Milaca Rec Fest, MN
Aug 4: Fish Stock
Aug 10: Log Jam Festival
Aug 20: Central Wisc. State Fair
Aug 23-24: Bluegrass in The Pines
Aug 30-Sept 1: Jack Pine
Sept 7:  Rock Island
Sept 14-15: Silver Creek
Sept 28: Beef-a-Rama

Click "upcoming shows" for more info
Billsville
Joe Cronick - Banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals. Former bands include Yankee Coalition, Joe Martin & Co., Just Friends, Bluegrass Caravan and just too many to list. He's shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe, Frank Wakefield, Benny Martin, Chubby Wise, Vassar Clements, and more.

Robin Clairmore - Bass, vocals.  Robin grew up in a bluegrass family and started playing bass standing on a stool.  Robin is HPBB's original bass player.  She took a break from the band to pursue her nursing profession, but is back to the bluegrass fold.  

Gabe Dettinger - Banjo, vocals provides that “bluegrass drive".  

Susan Cronick - Guitar, fiddle and vocals. Former member of Liberty Prairie String Band, Joe Martin & Co., Just Friends, Resonators, and the Honk Geese swing band.

Hand-Picked Bluegrass Band delivers a show of stellar picking and powerful vocal arrangements. HPBB has performed at numerous festival events, concerts in the park, private performances and opened for groups including The Chapmans, Rhonda Vincent, Martha & Eddie Adcock, James King, Bobby Osborne, the Gibson Brothers just to name a few. With such a high caliber lineup, you can be sure that each and every performance will be a special one!  

Our newest CD, V,  features the fiddle talents of grammy award winner, Michael Cleveland.  

Select Festivals and Concert Appearances:

Fish Stock - Fish Creek, WI
Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Festival
Bluegrass in the Pines
Bluegrass at the Lakes Festival
Nicolet College Concert Series
Silver Creek BG Festival - Algoma, WI
Little Stock BG Festival - Manawa, WI


Never Been So Lonesome 
Broken Hearted Lover
East Troy Bluegrass Festival – East Troy, WI
Gandy Dancer - Mazomanie, WI
Flat Rock Music Festival
Jack Pine Jamboree - Birnamwood, WI
Bluegrass Sampler - Racine WI
Beef-A-Rama - Minocqua, WI
Log Jam Festival - Mosinee,WI
Videos
Releases:

Do What You Gotta Do, 2006

Sweet Virginia, 2009

Live @ Nicolet, 2011

Lonesome Moonshine Man, 2016

V (Five), 2019

Live @ Nicolet 2, 2022
"A delightful offering of down-home bluegrass that is guaranteed to please and delight anyone who enjoys precise picking and harmonious vocals."

Bluegrass Unlimited
Joe Cronick makes custom handcrafted mandolins.  Joe makes an "F Shape," "A Shape,"  and "The Cronick," which is his own design.  Contact Joe for more information:

Listen to a Cronick mandolin while you view how they are built.
View all the steps to creating a "Cronick"
Joe Cronick:  715-966-6463

E-mail:  handpickedbluegrass@gmail.com