Meet the band...
Songwriter, guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals
I began playing at fourteen - my brother Paul showed me three chords on his Harmony guitar. In college and beyond, I jammed in basement bands but mostly rocked the living room. About15 years ago, I stumbled into an Old-Time fiddle and banjo jam. Hanging with top-notch bluegrass/old-time players kicked my own playing up a notch. I picked up the mandolin, learned a lot of songs and eventually started writing my own.
Bass and vocals
Raised on the Mobjack Bay in Virginia, I had my first taste of "Americana" music at a young age. Since then it's been everything from bluegrass to rockabilly, blues to swing, and anything else that can handle a 'dog-house' bass. I am also the tallest member of the group, which is good since I usually stand behind the other band members! (He's a mean slap bass player too and has a cool 5 string stand-up bass by the way)
The elusive, talented...
AMANDA (MANDY) FASSETT
Fiddle, mandolin and vocals
I've been playing music my whole life - I started out taking classical violin lessons as a kid, with some fiddle thrown in, then started playing jazz guitar in high school and continued with that through college. I like playing all kinds of music, but especially the "jamming" kinds because it's fun, and a great way to meet and connect with people. I don't wear hats because I know I couldn't pull one off as well as the guys in the band.
Songwriter, guitars, harmonica and vocals
My father was part of the 60's "folk scare" and I learned a lot of bluegrass and folk music through osmosis from his guitar and banjo playing and singing. Gravitating toward blues and popular rock music in my teens, I now blend it all together stylistically on guitar, slide guitar and especially the harmonica. I am the short guy in the band, so I wear hats to make me a few inches taller!