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"Margie" CD
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She's no Angel
Stumbling Stones
Cry from the Cross
The Waters so Cold


I have a few of my Martin Guitars for Sale
Including the D-41 pictured here that is now in Sunburst 

1934 Martin D-28 Herringbone For Sale
2009 Martin D-28 1934 75th Anniversary Limited Edition For Sale
2005 Martin Marquis D-28 For Sale
1971 Martin D-41 For Sale

Steeped in Nostalgia
Bill Beeler - Pete Milano - Dave Shaw - Bob Shaw


"Margie" CD

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Bluegrass Band History

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Pete Milano
804 Campers Ln
Ruther Glen Virginia 22546
Phone: 703-927-1875

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Pete Milano has been playing Bluegrass music most of his life. His uncles had a band in northern New Jersey and would meet on a regular basis at Pete's parents house to practice. As a teenager Pete played lead, rythmn and electric bass in rock and roll bands. Following the rock and roll era he joined a country western band playing electric bass. It was during this time that Pete acquainted with quite a few bluegrass musicians from New York and Northern New Jersey. He traveled to many of the festivals and shows that the bluegrasser's attended and occassionally performed at too. One informal group that he became acquainted with included Dave Freeman (of Rebel Records), on Mandolin and singing baritone. When an opportunity to play bluegrass came along Pete joined the group Eddie and the Mueller brothers from western N.J., playing bass fiddle and mandolin.

To further pursue playing bluegrass music Pete moved to northern Virginia where he joined the group "The Hobbs Sisters and Bob Goff Jr.", playing mandolin.

After departing from the The Hobbs Sisters and Bob Goff Jr. band, he had a short tenure with the Jimmy Bowman Band (Jim is pictured in the Don Reno song book with Don), followed by a few years with the Southern Sounds of Grass with bookings that included festivals around the Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia areas, and the old school house in Lucketts, Virginia.

  • Berryville, VA
  • Indian Springs, MD
  • Moorefield, WV
Pete formed a few groups in the Northern Va., area including South Fork Run and Southern Tradition that included Jr. Sisk (from Ramblers Choice, Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz, and Blueridge) on guitar and singing lead.

"Margie" CD
Pete MilanoGuitar, lead vocals
Bob ShawBanjo, tenor & lead vocals
Dave ShawBass, baritone, lead vocals
Emory LesterMandolin
Tad MarksFiddle
  1. She's no Angel
  2. Stumbling Stones
  3. Cheap Love Affair
  4. Whose Shoulder will you Cry
  5. Cry from the Cross
  6. A few More Seasons
  7. Margie
  8. Somewhere Between
  9. The Waters so Cold
  10. Mothers Prayer
  11. God Gave You to Me
  12. Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
  13. Say Won't you Be Mine
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Past Bands & Members

    Pete Milano & Shaw Brothers
  • Bill Beeler - Mandolin, harmony
  • Pete Milano - Guitar, lead
  • Dave Shaw - Bass, harmony
  • Bob Shaw - Banjo, harmony
Pictured, L - R
Bill Beeler, Pete Milano, Dave Shaw, Bob Shaw

    McGinley Family Gospel Singers
  • Pete Milano - Mandolin
  • Andrew McGinley - Guitar, vocals
  • Dan Mazer - Banjo
  • Barb Diederich - Bass
  • Jorge Luna - Guitar
  • Elizabeth McGinley Vocals
  • Jack Dalby - Vocals
  • Tom Lyons - Fiddle
January 4, 2004
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    Southern Tradition (reorg)
  • Tim Davidson - Guitar, lead, tenor
  • Gerry Nichols - Bass, harmony
  • Marty Galleon - Banjo, harmony (original member)
  • Bob McVean - Banjo
  • Dave Davidson - Dobro
  • Pete Milano - Mandolin, lead

    Page County Ramblers
  • Gary Desper - Guitar, lead
  • George Ross - Bass
  • Bill Beckner - Banjo, harmony
  • Red Zimbro - Fiddle, harmony
  • Frank Riley - Lead Guitar
  • Pete Milano - Mandolin, harmony
Pictured, L - R
Kneeling: Bill Beckner, Gary Desper
George Ross, Red Zimbro, Pete Milano, Frank Riley

    Southern Tradition
  • Jr. Sisk - Guitar, lead, tenor
  • Marty Galyean - Banjo, harmony
  • Tim Davidson - Bass, tenor, baritone
  • Pete Milano - Mandolin, lead
Pictured, L - R
Jr. Sisk, Marty Galyean, Tim Davidson, Pete Milano

    South Fork Run
  • Pete Milano - Mandolin, lead
  • Gerry Nichols - Bass, harmony
  • Danny Beach - Guitar, lead, tenor
  • Don Embry - Banjo, harmony
Pictured, L - R
Pete Milano, Gerry Nichols, Danny Beach, Don Embry

    Southern Sounds of Grass
  • Joe Payne - Banjo, lead, tenor
  • Smokey Daly - Bass, lead, tenor
  • Ron Amos - Guitar, baritone
  • Pudge Warfield - Lead Guitar
  • Pete Milano - Mandolin
Pictured, L - R
Seated: Smokey Daly
Pudge Warfield, Joe Payne, Pete Milano, Ron Amos

This picture was taken with a Civil War reproduction camera modelled after one from the Smithsonian Museum. The picture was developed directly on tin.
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    Hobbs Sisters and Bob Goff Jr.
  • Pam Hobbs - Guitar, lead
  • Connie Hobbs - Banjo, tenor,baritone
  • Bobby Goff Jr., - Bass, lead, tenor
  • Pete Milano - Mandolin


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Another interest/hobby of Pete's is the restoration of cars. His latest project is a 1986 Chevy El Camino that is featured on the cover of the "Pete Milano & "Shaw Brothers CD. The truck was originally two tone, black over silver. After some 10+ years of driving enjoyment I have sold the El Camino (April 2009) to an EC owner and enthusiast who will be watching over my X pride and joy.

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