Help Big Howdy Make a Record

Big Howdy is a Washington, DC-based bluegrass band. We're asking for your help to record our first album, although we've performed together for more than 20 years. The group is Dede Wyland (vocals, guitar), Randy Barrett (vocals, banjo), Tom McLaughlin (vocals, mandolin) and Ira Gitlin (vocals, bass). You can find out more about the band, and hear our music at We greatly appreciate your support and hope you will share this GoFundMe campaign with others. (Special video thanks to Slack Barrett  and Dame Margot Seebach.)
A Big Howdy way of showing our thanks to you:
$25 or more receives a signed copy of the new record.
$100 receives a free lesson from Dede, Randy or Ira ( available via Skype or in person).


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  • Edward Wight 
    • $250 
    • 7 mos
  • Regina Derzon 
    • $200 
    • 7 mos
  • Trista Wagoner 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Mark Perlman 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Thomas Alderson 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
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Randy Barrett 
Bailey s Crossroads, VA
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