|Mill Creek has been performing together for
about 2 years now all over the Ark-La-Tex. We
love and play the hard driving, traditional
Bluegrass/Gospel music that came out of the
mountains many years ago. We take pride in
keeping the Bluegrass tradition alive through
the younger members of the band, and hope to
pass it on for many generations to come.
Hershel Barnes on
Mandolin, Guitar and
Matt Tessier on Banjo, Lead,
and Harmony Vocals
Q Hood on Rhythm Guitar,
Lead, Harmony Vocals
Tim Pulley on Rhythm, Lead
Guitar, Lead and Harmony
Todd Tessier on Bass and
The Tessier Brothers (Matt 18 & Todd 16), are a big part of the future of Bluegrass
Music in our area. Matt Tessier took his banjo to Galax, Virginia and placed highly in
the national championship. He has shared national stages, with talent like J.D. Crowe,
Dan Tyminski, Adam Steffy, Ron Stewart and The Traveling McCoury’s. His love of
Bluegrass Music has made him a historian as well as a picker.
Todd Tessier has only been playing bass for a few months, and is a self taught musician
that holds us all together with a fine bass line. He will even take a break or two on
Hershel Barnes is a multi-instrumentalist that has played music all of his life. He was a
member of his family band for many years, and has been a member of several bands in
Q Hood has been playing Bluegrass/Gospel music for many years, and has a real feel in
his voice that draws out all the emotions of the traditional music that we love so much.
Tim Pulley has been a member of several bands in this area, and grew up with bluegrass
music in the hills of Arkansas. Tim won a vocal championship a long time ago. There
was only one other contestant, a mule, and Tim’s mother was the judge.
It is all about the music, friendships, and fellowship with the Bluegrass community and
we look forward to many years of Bluegrass Festivals, and shows in all parts of the Ark-