The award-winning Pine Island Station is a Houston-area bluegrass band that delivers energetic, heartfelt music from a wide variety of sources, including original tunes. Whether it’s traditional or contemporary, cowboy or folk, swing or gospel, this top-notch acoustic group makes the songs their own, with crowd-pleasing vocal and instrumental arrangements.

In a city full of great bands, Pine Island Station is a favorite among their peers as well as among their growing audiences. From small rooms to large stages their fans return for the “special blend” harmonies, and the versatility of four lead instruments (banjo, guitar, dobro & mandolin) in capable hands.

The group’s second recording, “Call of the Past”, has received great reviews, airplay both nationally and abroad, and was featured in the magazine Bluegrass Unlimited (Oct 2002).

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Janine Carter – mandolin, vocals     Brian Meadors – guitar, vocals   Randy Powell – Fiddle

Scott Sylvester – banjo     Gary Carter – bass, vocals     Ken Brown- dobro


“their arrangements are truly inspirational…great instrumentation…catch their performance once, you’ll be back!”

  • Houston Bluegrass

“one foot in tradition and the other looking ahead…a lot of talent”

  • Bluegrass Unlimited

 you guys are fantastic. We need to get you booked again”

     –      Threadgill’s, Austin, Texas


2018 Schedule

Feb 24 – Bellville, TXTexas Bluegrass Music – 4th Saturday Jam and Show – Coushatte RV Ranch

March 9 – Houston, TXHickory Hollow Restaurant, 101 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX  77007 – 7:00 to 9:00pm.

March 11 – Thorndale, TX – Private Scholarship Fund Raiser

March 24 – Bellville, TX – Texas Bluegrass Music – 4th Saturday Jam and Show – Coushatte RV Ranch

May 5 – Sugar Land, TX – Child Advocates of Fort Bend – Fund Raiser @ Sugar Land Marriott Town Square – OFF TO THE RACES GALA  –  6:00pm to 8:00

May 12Del City, OK Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society; 2nd Saturday of each month 6:30 PM. Oklahoma Country Western Museum & Hall of Fame, 3925 SE 29th St, Del City (Sunnylane and SE 29th St, W of Wall’s)

June 24 – Austin, TXThreadgill’s Old No. 1 – 6416 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX  78752-4008  11:00 to 1:00pm

June 30 –  Wylie, TX – Wylie Jubilee Bluegrass on Ballard – 112 South Ballard Ave, Wylie, TX (near Dallas)- Music starts at 2:00pm and Pine Island Station goes on at 4:00pm.  Free City Concert

July 7 – Taylor, TXBlack Sparrow Music Parlor – 113 W 2nd Street, Taylor, TX – $5.00 door cover for four bluegrass bands




2017 Schedule

Jan 7 – Pearl Bluegrass Stage Show and Jam 2:45 show

Jan 29 – Threadgill’s Sunday Brunch, North Location, 11:00am to 1:00pm, 6416 North   Lamar – Austin, Texas 78752 – (512) 451-5440

Mar 9TURN N BURN BBQ Cookoff and Festival , Pleasanton, TX,  8:00 to 10:00pm – Atascosa River Park, 900 River Park Rd. Pleasanton, TX (appearing with TVA from San Antonio)

April 29 – Red Brick Tavern -119 Simonton St, Conroe, TX  9:00pm to 11:00pm – Cover Charge $7.00 –(936) 539-2000  PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT BLUEGRASS IN HOUSTON!  

Red Brick Tavern Jan 2016

The Red Brick Tavern 2015                                                                     Click here to purchase tickets:  Red Brick Tavern Tickets


May 13 Sandyland Bluegrass Reunion, Triple-B-Farms Campground, 771 County Road 141, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

May 21CTBA Memorial Festival – Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX – 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

September 16 – Williams Creek DepotTarpley, TX – CANCELLED

October 14 (DATE CHANGE) – Bluegrass in Burleson, Texas!, Burleson Founder’s Day Celebration – 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

October 28 – Tomball Bluegrass Festival, Tomball, TX

2016  Schedule

Jan 23 – Red Brick Tavern – 9:00pm to 11:00pm – $7.00 Cover Charge PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT BLUEGRASS IN HOUSTON!!  Click here to purchase tickets now:  Red Brick Tavern Tickets 

April 9 – The Historic Kay Theater – 7:00 to 9:00pm – 350 N Main St,  Rockdale, TX

April 16 – PRIVATE PARTY – Gause, TX

April 22 – 23 – Lone Star Fest / Bluegrass Heritage Foundation – Times TBA,  Arlington, TX   (Other acts include Kenny & Amanda Smith and Flatt Lonesome).

June 18th – Red Brick Tavern – 9:00pm to 11:00pm – $7.00 Cover Charge PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT
BLUEGRASS IN HOUSTON!!  Click here to purchase tickets now:
Red Brick Tavern Tickets 

Aug 6th – Pearl Bluegrass 1st Saturday Jam and Stage Show – showtime 3:15pm

Aug 20th – Feature Band at BABA (Bay Area Bluegrass Association) monthly show. League City, TX

Sept 11th – TBA – Threadgill’s Sunday Brunch, North Location, 11:00am to 1:00pm, 6416 North   Lamar – Austin, Texas 78752 – (512) 451-5440

Sept 24th – Leander Bluegrass Festival – Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S Bagdad, Leander, TX – Our show at 7:00 PM

October 28th & 29thCoushatte RV Ranch Pickin’ & Grinnin Festival Times to TBA