In February, the band was asked to celebrate the grand opening of The Earl Scruggs Museum in Shelby, NC, playing alongside Sam Bush and The Steep Canyon Rangers. By Spring, the band had made even more notable appearances, invited to the stage by Al Schiner of moe. to play a few songs as well as a surprise appearance at Merlefest where they brought the crowd to their feet with a tribute to Doc Watson.
Josh (Charlotte, NC) and Mark (Asheville, NC) have been fixtures on the Americana circuit for years, Josh with The New Familiars and Mark with Larry Keel and Natural Bridge. Together, with upright bassist, Greg Howell (Outer Banks, NC) the trio recorded an album in Nashville with grammy nominee, Jonathan Crone and features guests Jim Van Cleave (Mountain Heart), Megan McCormick (Jenny Lewis/Everybodyfields), Reeve Coobs and Jim Brock. While in Nashville, the band was featured on Music City Roots playing a sold out show with Hayes Carl closing the night out with Josh, Mark and Hayes trading verses on The Meters “Hey Pocky Way” in honor of Mardi Gras!
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