Gene and Gayla Mills

Gene and Gayla Mills play acoustic Americana—folk tinged with bluegrass and country. With “some of the best organic music you could hope to come across,” the duo features award-winning songs, impressive lead guitar, solid bass fiddle, and smooth harmonies.

The Dying Fire

Married over twenty seven years and performing together for ten, Gene and Gayla consider it a special pleasure and honor to play at weddings. There is no more memorable an occasion than the day a couple wed, and Gene and Gayla take care in setting the sound backdrop for the couple and their guests. For the ceremony, they can play a variety of instrumental music, slow or fast paced. For the cocktail hour, their covers range from traditional ballads to the Beatles, Larry Sparks to Bob Dylan, Hot Rize to the Louvin Brothers. “The dynamic between the both of them is just beautiful. It’s a sweet thing to watch.” (Karen Atkinson, WHAN radio). Gene’s songs, which have won over two dozen awards, tell rich stories, many based on real people–miners, farmers, lovers, and soldiers. His first CD Waiting for Rain garnered nationwide airplay. Gene and Gayla’s second CD If Stones Could Talk reached #5 on the Roots Music Folk Chart and #11 on the Folk DJ chart.

Instrumentals for Ceremony:

Bright Blue Eyes

Butcher Boy

Cherokee Shuffle

Cooley’s Reel

Cuckoo’s Nest


The Dying Fire

I’ve Just Seen a Face

Jerusalem Ridge

Midnight on the Water

The North Wind

Over the Waterfall

Red Haired Boy

Resin the Bow

Si Bheag Si Mhor

St Anne’s Reel


Water is Wide

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Wild Horses

Songs for cocktail hour performances:

Love songs especially suited to weddings:


Go My Way

I’ve Just Seen a Face (Beatles)

Kisses Sweeter than Wine

Past the Point of Rescue

We Believe in Happy Endings

Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)

Setting the Woods on Fire (Hank Williams)

Till the End World Goes Round (I’ll keep on loving you)

A Match (19th cent love poem set to Gene’s music)

Daytime Stars

Everyday Things

Milk and Honey

More of You

Additional Folk/Misc:

Across the Great Divide

Aragon Mill

Blind Fiddler

City of New Orleans

Coat of Many Colors

Colleen Malone

Dream (Everly Brothers)

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Early (One Morning)

Good Imitation of the blues



Last Thing on my mind

Mr. Spaceman

My Baby’s Gone

One More Dollar

Pancho & Lefty

Shady Grove

Small Southern town

Summer Wages

Winter’s Night

You’re going to make me lonesome (Dylan)


Blue Ridge Mtn Home      

The Boys are Back

Cash on the Barrelhead

Eight More Miles to Louisville

Gold Watch and chain

High On a Mountaintop

John Deere Tractor

Last Train to Poor Valley


Old Home Place (mentions Charlottesville)

Old Train 

On and On

West Virginia (You are my home)

      Gene’s originals:

Anna Mae

Better Late than Never

Blue Runway Lights

Deep Water

Ghost Town

Great Divide

It’s a Miracle

New Used Heart

Oregon Hill

Waiting for Rain

Working Man’s Hands

Next Steps…

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