Ugly Cousin is composed of members who are all natives of Dahlonega - ‘Nuggets’ as locals often coin themselves - who all grew up around a variety of music. However, there is a clear and "golden" thread of traditional music woven throughout their repertoire.
Both age-old favorites and well-honed originals incorporate a half dozen genres of music, with the very relevant subject matter of much of their original music reflecting on small town life and the trials of living in the "new depression."
Ugly Cousin isn't just a name for this talented quintet, they are family, with most members related one way or another. Members of the group, whose playlist includes acoustic, folk, bluegrass, and Americana music, are Erick Jones, vocals and guitar; Roman Gaddis, mandolin; Patrick Chisolm, fiddle; Adam Rambin, bass; and Derrick Gaddis, guitar and dobro.