Here are just a few testimonials from past clients

“Jody was so kind and talented. He quickly (and professionally) answered all of our questions throughout the process of choosing songs for our wedding. On our wedding day, he showed up early prepared with his equipment, and played our requests to perfection! He had a great list of tunes for our cocktail hour as well.. It is scary to choose someone for that responsibility, and I am so glad he played our music as we walked down the aisle! Would recommend him to anyone.”-Jordan

“Jody was so accommodating. Trade show attendees aren’t the easiest crowd, yet they were drawn to his magnetic bajo, loved his selections and were in awe of history and experience. All who are reading this? Hire him!”

Are you Looking for an acoustic guitarist to play your wedding or private event? Do you need a strolling banjo player or a full bluegrass band?  Or do you need just an acoustic duo for nice ambiance at your event?

I’m here to help you out.  I’ve played weddings/private parties/corporate events all throughout the Southeastern United States.

Click on the player to hear Solo Guitar and Banjo Samples.  Visit “Videos” to hear more examples of both as well.  I am capable of doing a wide range of music; everything from popular to jazz, bluegrass and more.


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  2. Faithfully-(Wedding/Event Guitar Sample) 0:51
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Types of Events I play:

Music Configurations

  • Solo (Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, some vocals)
  • Bluegrass/Acoustic band – guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, fiddle (trio or quartet)
  • Banjo/Guitar + Cello Duet (Bow N Banjo)  Visit our site at

Please take a look at my sample repertoire list below organized via configuration.  If you’d like to hear a song not on the list, please, let me know, and I’ll do my best to add it. This is only a quick sampling; I have close to a thousand songs in my repertoire.

Here are a few more testimonials:

“Our wedding reception will give us memories to cherish and talk about for a lifetime. It was a huge success largely because of the Jody Hughes Band. I honestly couldn’t ask for a group of guys more talented, professional, accommodating, and just simply so enjoyable to be around and listen to. Jody and his band went above and beyond to set the mood for a great time had by all. I would recommend them to anyone not only looking for an accomplished bluegrass band, but as skilled musicians with a true talent and passion for their craft. Thank you again Jody!”-Matthew U

“Jody is a phenomenal guitarist and banjoist. We heard so many compliments from our guests of Jody’s cocktail hour and ceremony performances. We asked him to play Appalachian-inspired music to go with our classy Southern-themed wedding. He is superb and would make a wonderful addition to your wedding day.”

“We hired Jody to play guitar while our guests arrived at our wedding, to play the music during our wedding ceremony, and then to play background music during our cocktail hour. Though we did not get to personally meet Jody, I spoke with him on the phone and emailed with him back and forth. He was very responsive and communicative throughout the whole process. He was able to accommodate our song requests and played beautifully. We got numerous compliments about his playing and would recommend him for other similar situations!”-Sydney

Highly Requested Wedding Guitar Repertoire:

Canon In D
Prelude from Cello Suite #1 by Bach
Trumpeter’s Volunteer
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Ode to Joy
Hornpipe from Water Music by Handel-Recessional
What a Wonderful World
I can’t Help Falling in love­ – Elvis
Annie’s Song – ­John Denver
1000 Years­ – Christina Perri
LOVE – ­Nat King Cole
All You Need is Love – ­Beatles
Here, There Everywhere­ – Beatles
We’ve Only Just Begun­ – Carpenters
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Popular Selections for Cocktail Hours/Dinners

Stand By Me                                                      Someone to Love-Queen
Isn’t She Lovely­ – Stevie Wonder                      Crazy little thing called Love-Queen
I can’t Help Falling in Love­ – Elvis                     Don’t Think Twice-Bob Dylan
Annie’s Song – ­John Denver
Take me Home Country Roads
Unchained Melody
Wonderful Tonight­ – Eric Clapton
Tears In Heaven
Faithfully­ – Journey
Open Arms – ­Journey
All of my Love-Led Zeppelin
Thank You-Led Zeppelin
Maggie-Rod Stewart
Sound of Silence
Fields of Gold-Sting

Solo Jazz Guitar

Take the A Train-Duke Ellington
Satin Doll
The Way You Look Tonight
My Romance
All of Me
Body and Soul
I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good
Girl From Ipanema
Days of Wine and Roses
Lady Be Good
When You Wish Upon a Star
Just Friends

Bluegrass Band and Banjo

The Old Home Place
Man of Constant Sorrow
Steel Rails – ­Alison Krauss
I’ll Never Love Anybody But You
Love Please Come Home
You can Have Her
When my Blue Moon Turns To Gold
The Winds are Blowing In Maggie Valley
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Foggy Mountain Special
Big Country – ­ Bela Fleck
Nine Pound Hammer
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Angeline The Baker
Soldier’s Joy
Clint Mountain Backstep
Duelling Banjos
East Tennessee Blues
Lonesome Road Blues
Grandfather’s Clock
Dixie Hoedown


Bow N Banjo (Cello + Banjo) Repertoire

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