Bios

Cami-1-optCami sings lead and harmony and plays mostly rhythm guitar. Singing in choirs beginning in childhood all the way through her college years, she was always drawn to the pure, meditative qualities of early polyphonic music. Choirs provided the opportunity to sing in some great cathedrals throughout the U.S. and Central and Eastern Europe. She briefly studied opera and classical vocal music before discovering roots styles in old country and bluegrass, which she now considers her musical home. Cami enjoys the down-to-earth, community aspect of this genre of music and especially likes finding harmony with others.

DSC_0055-001 (5)Mike sings and plays banjo and mandolin. He has been musical all his life, beginning with church music as a youngster. After spending two years studying music theory, piano and vocal techniques at Collings School of Fine Arts, he moved into rock and punk as a young adult. In 1993 he quit his executive job, bought a banjo and began traveling to community gatherings and bluegrass festivals around West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, studying Appalachian traditions in music. Mike has a deep sense of the timeline and respect for the tradition of old time and bluegrass music and enjoys bridging it to a contemporary audience.

Claire sings lead and harmony and plays fiddle. Growing up as a “festival kid”, bluegrass music and similar genres have been staples throughout her life, giving her a deep sense and appreciation for the music she plays. She picked up a violin for the first time in elementary school, but the inspiration truly kicked in at about age fifteen. Since then she has begun a more in-depth study of bluegrass music and frequently ventures into other genres such as Western swing, old country and even some rock. Claire enjoys participating in jams and introducing the music to those unfamiliar with it. (Photo courtesy Susan Roth Photography, LLC)