Matthew: December 1992
Vocals, Dobro, Guitar
Matthew earned the "right" to be our first dobro player. We all miss the dobro when he's not part of the band because of work responsibilities. He's a hard worker, and Mom especially has appreciated it when he's there to help with Navigation and driving. It's also a huge blessing to have him as Dad's right hand man. He always adds a special spark to the family.
Laurissa: September 1994
Vocals, Mandolin, Violin, Guitar, Piano
Laurissa is a young woman of many abilities both at home and on stage. In a lot of ways she's stepped into Andrea's shoes as far as critiquing and arranging music, as well as being an organizer in the home. Not too much "rattles" her, and her smile and cheerful attitude adds tremendously to the dynamics of the home.
Allison: June 2001
Vocals, Violin, Dobro
Allison, with her contagious smile and sweet voice, loves harmonizing with her sisters. Her favorite pastime is with animals whether they are ours or someone else's, (or even wild). She has a huge part in household chores. She loves to be actively involved with whatever her sister's are involved in, and her joyful personality is a blessing to be around.
Vocals, Upright Bass
Hammered Dulcimer, Sign Language For Some Songs
Joel & Andrea: Married in 2011
Andrea lives in Manitoba Canada with her husband Joel and daughter Leana (2012) and son Ethan (2015).
Before Andrea got married she had a huge part in the family music outreach. She taught all of her siblings piano and music theory and has a talent for arranging songs.
Naomi: March 1998
Vocals, Banjo, Violin, Guitar, Piano
Naomi was the first one to play the fiddle, Orange Blossom Special being one of the favorites. Her belly laugh as a toddler always was a joy, and we still love to hear her laughter. She has a huge heart to serve God and her family wherever there is a need and always an encourager to her family and whoever she's around.
Justin was the first to express interest in learning to play banjo and has made good progress on the guitar. Work responsibility limits his ability to travel/sing with the family, but he plays a huge part in keeping the "home fires burning" when we're away. His steadiness and sense of humor is a joy to be around.
Gospel Bluegrass Music from the back roads of Wisconsin...
We are the Dad and Mom of this bunch. We met at collage and were married in 1983. Since then we have been blessed with seven children (all are gifts from God) and are now enjoying sharing the gift of music together as a family. Catherine has a vision to reach the hearing impaired, if you have a desire to reach out to the deaf community for a concert (yes, the deaf do enjoy music) please contact us.
Miranda: July 1999
Vocals, Violin, Guitar, Mandolin
Miranda sings lead in most songs but also harmonizes beautifully. She does an awesome job on guitar and violin and is learning the mandolin well. Her enthusiasm and energy are contagious. She's one to jump in and get a job done. Her fun loving spirit always brings a smile.
Justin: December 1990