Willow Creek is made up of musicians that have spent their life making music in many venues; beginning with Beach Music in the 60’s & 70’s, Country in the 80’s and 90’s, and turning to Bluegrass in the 21st Century forming the Willow Creek Bluegrass Band.
The founding members have been performing all of their life in various area musical arenas comprised of Barn Dances, family gatherings, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Church Services and all around fun adventures. All of the members are multi-talented in many stringed instruments including Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Dobro, Electric and Upright Bass with Harmony at the highest level. While spending most of the current music on traditional Bluegrass, Willow Creek performs contemporary and Gospel Bluegrass and are dedicated to it to the music’s ever increasing popularity.
The "Willow Creek" Bluegrass Band was formed in early 2005 with two of the original Biggerstaff" band members, with links to the Biggerstaff family. With the addition of a few members, Willow Creek carries on the tradition by providing basic Bluegrass & Bluegrass Gospel music and loves to perform many of the Bluegrass songs from such artists as Bill Monroe, The Osbornes, JD Crowe, IIIrd Tyme Out, Tony Rice, Rhonda Vincent, just to mention a few. The band is ever aware of new songs and have "re-mixed" some Country and Southern Rock favorites which seem to add a new flavor to the existing music.
In early 2003 Michael, with his first cousins Allen, Joe, and Robert Biggerstaff, formed a band called “Biggerstaff Bluegrass”, a family band made up of cousins of the late Roscoe T. Biggerstaff (1867 - 1962), a fiddler for many years. At that time Michael’s daughter, Kimberly Travis, sang lead on most all of the gospel bluegrass songs that were performed.
In 2005, due to other commitments, some original band members could not find the spare time to perform with the group, so we added a few new members to continue our endeavor.
Willow Creek Bluegrass History