Neil grew up in the western United States and cut his teeth on bluegrass in Indiana in the 1960s, where he helped manage Bill Monroeís Brown County Jamboree and played in the house band. He even got to play a few times with Bill Monroe--enough to put his name on Blue Grass Boys belt buckle #120. Neil moved to St. Johnís in 1968. In 1985 he produced Bluegrass: A History, the definitive book on the roots and development of bluegrass. You can find more information on Neil's career in folklore and bluegrass here.
Ted grew up singing and playing Newfoundland and country music in Heartís Content, Newfoundland, discovering bluegrass in the early Ď70s. Heís been singing lead with the band ever since.
Dave is Tedís son and no stranger to musical performance or to bluegrass. Dave also plays guitar, bass and banjo, lending his talent to the St. Johnís music scene. He also runs OíBrienís Music Inc, Newfoundlandís original traditional music store in St. Johnís.
Matt is a graduate of MUN School of Music and hails from Conception Bay South. When not teaching or playing music he works on the family farm in CBS.
Carole, a native of Saskatchewan, is the newest member of the band. Carole moved to Newfoundland a few years back to attend MUN, and loved it so much that she decided to stay! Along her many travels, Carole has collected and encompassed a number of tunes and fiddle styles, but still considers the Old Time fiddle music she grew up with to be the essence of her playing.
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