Why You Should Know Them
- Originated in Springfield, MO in 2008.
- Winners of the 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and the 2010 Single Microphone Championship.
- The band cites Newgrass Revival, The Grateful Dead, Sam Bush and Gram Parsons as influencers, aiming to incorporate elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz and funk into their music.
- High energy live performances.
- Vocal contributions from the entire group.
- Instrumental prowess, with Mark Cassidy (banjo) and Chad Graves (dobro) receiving significant recognition.
- Mark Cassidy – Banjo
- Gary Rea – Bass
- Jim Rea – Guitar
- Nolan Lawrence – Mandolin
- Chad “Gravy Boat” Graves – Dobro
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