Heralded as one of the best upcoming bluegrass bands in the country, the award-winning Sons of Bluegrass are setting the standard for a new generation of bluegrass professionals.
Heralded as one of the best upcoming bluegrass bands in the country, the award-winning Sons of Bluegrass are setting the standard for a new generation of bluegrass professionals. Comprised entirely of high caliber bluegrass majors from the one-of-a-kind, four-year B.A. in Bluegrass Music program at East Tennessee State University, the Sons of Bluegrass provide high quality, high energy entertainment to festivals and venues throughout the country. Currently, The Sons are working with award-winning guitarist and songwriter Tim Stafford as their personal mentor, honing their craft to mastery.
The Sons of Bluegrass group has been performing for over 30 years, and the band is currently composed of Cameron Owens, mandolin, lead and harmony vocals; Chris Armstrong, bass, harmony and lead vocals; Meade Richter, fiddle; Lee Franklin, lead and harmony vocals and rhythm guitar, and Dan (Danjo) Troyer, banjo and harmony vocals.
The group, which has been working, performing and recording with some of the biggest names in bluegrass music, was recently featured in "Bluegrass Today,", was awarded the 2012 "Arts Build Communities" grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and was recognized as the 2012 Championship Bluegrass Band by the state of North Carolina.
The Sons of Bluegrass' latest album includes appearances by nine-time SPBGMA traditional male vocalist of the year James King; seven-time IBMA mandolin player of the year and six-time Grammy winner Adam Steffey, now with The Boxcars; and award-winning fiddle player Hunter Berry from Rhonda Vincent's band, The Rage.