About Us

Ida Clare, from Louisville, KY plays an eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Country, Old-time and original material. It doesn't matter if you catch them  performing at a festival, at a rehearsal or just warming up back stage before a show, the music is always exciting and fun.

  • The members of the band, mandolin player and song writer Jim Wheatley, powerhouse vocalist Lea Cockrell, bass man Mark Miller, and banjo player Robin Thixton, are no strangers to performing. Nearly everyone is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and the depth of both stage and studio experience is obvious. The band has an intuitive understanding of performance dynamics. When you hear Ida Clare you will have a smile on your face and your toes will be tapping. The body of music the band performs is wide ranging but the back-bone is always Bluegrass.

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News

Ida Clare takes FIRST PLACE !

 Ida Clare took first place in the band contest at the 7th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom, IN on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.