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Introducing Encore Duo

img_2289Encore Duo is the musical combination of talented vocalist and guitarist Mike Combs, and versatile singer-songwriter Bob Bridges.

By the time these brothers-in-music started performing together in college, their musical paths were influenced by the close harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers, the Righteous Brothers, the Beatles and the Eagles.  Through the years, Mike and Bob have achieved an uncanny synchronicity of vocal harmonies and instrumental rhythm.

Encore Duo’s shows feature an audience-pleasing mix of original songs, American Roots music, popular standards, country and classic rock, covering such artists as Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson, Jason Mraz and Crosby, Stills and Nash.  With their home-spun, relaxed stage presence and command of their craft, they invite their audiences along on a trip down a road of familiar and favorite classic hits that soon have them joining in the fun, dancing and singing along.

Encore Duo will bring you back to the music you love.

A sampling of tasty tunes

Here’s an excerpt from the hundreds of great songs in  Encore Duo‘s repertoire:


“I’d Have to Be Crazy”, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” – Willie Nelson
“Bring it On Home to Me” – The Righteous Brothers
“Brown Eyed Girl”, “Into the Mystic” – Van Morrison
“Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie” – The Everly Brothers
“Drift Away” – Dobie Gray, Uncle Kracker
“Georgia on My Mind”, “Two Old Cats” – Ray Charles
“Heart of Gold,” “Harvest Moon” – Neil Young
“Honky Tonk Women” – The Rolling Stones
“I Won’t Give Up on Us”, “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz
“Keep Me in Mind” – The Zac Brown Band
“Midnight Rider” – The Allman Brothers
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
“Oh Pretty Woman” – Roy Orbison
“Proud Mary” – Credence Clearwater Revival
“Teach Your Children”, “Southern Cross” – Crosby, Stills and Nash
“The Boxer” – Simon and Garfunkel
“Two of Us”, “Norwegian Wood”, (many more) – The Beatles