Screamin’ Bridge


  • general admission
  • reserved seats
  • student gen. admission
  • 12 & under

Location: R.A. Fountain

New bluegrass from Martin County! Read about ’em in Bluegrass Today.

Screamin’ Bridge, started by Matthew Manning in Spring 2022, is a young, energetic, feel-good bluegrass quartet. Growing up playing bluegrass in the family band Dry Creek and at bluegrass festivals, Manning and his cousin Brendan Mobley are deeply rooted in the traditional music.

Manning started Screamin’ Bridge with Mobley and two local musicians and bluegrass enthusiasts, Jacob Vaughan and Justin Edwards of the locally renowned Martin County Ramblers.

They were one of 8 bands selected to perform at the Merlefest ’24 band competition.

Their self-titled debut album features 15 original songs, including two instrumentals, all composed by Manning and Edwards.

Manning plays guitar and mandolin, Mobley is on fiddle, Edwards on guitar, banjo, and Dobro, and Vaughan plays upright bass.

The band and album name comes from a local ghost story that’s revealed in their song “Screamin’ Bridge.”

Justin and Jacob are from Bear Grass and Matthew and Brendan are from Farm Life.

Every one in the band sings but Matthew is primary lead singer. Brendan also sings lead and tenor and Jacob joins them in their 3-part harmonies. Justin also sings the occasional lead and bass.  

Tags: Concert, original, tradtional bluegrass