These guys were absolutely the Coolest part of our event. It wouldnt have been the same without them! They are amazing. They are kind, talented, accommodating and just a good fun group. They even came to the site of the wedding way up in the mountains (on their own time and accord!) a couple weeks prior to the day-of to get a look around in order to plan and know what to expect for themselves. Do yourself a favor and book these guys. We loved them!
Bio for Dane Avery---He started playing music at 6 years old, and he has been playing over 50 years now. He plays the Harmonica, Guitar and Mandolin. He sings lead and harmony. He was inducted into the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Dane has been married 44 years and has 5 children and 16 grand children he is an Ordained Minister and a retired Pastor. He joined the Bluegrass Sound Band in 20010. He is an excellent musician and singer and We're happy to have him.
Bio for Herb Vann---Herb has been playing a Bluegrass Banjo , Earl Scruggs style, over 50 years. Herb has 2 children and collects Antique Cars. He has been playing with us since 2007 and doing a great job of it. We are happy to have Herb with us. Herb is in the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.
Bio for Jim Miller---Jim has played the Upright Bass since 2002, and sings. He has been singing or playing music since he was about 14 years old. He became the first SEBA Silver Anniverssary Member. He also plays the harmonica. He was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, Nov., 26, 2016. Jim has been married 30 years. They belong to the Shilo Hills Baptist Church in Kennesaw Ga. Jim ran the Acworth Opry Bluegrass Venue, from 2004 thru 2007. Jim has 3 children, and 6 step children and over 25 grandchildren. Jim also started and manages the band.
Eric Gant---Eric has been with the Bluegrass Sound band since 2005. He plays the Mandolin, the Stand Up Bass, and the Guitar for our band. He also plays the Piano as well as tunes piano's. He also plays with other bands playing music such as Blues, Funk, Rock n' Roll, Regae, Classic Country and regular Country. He has a CD "Chalice" out and another ready to hit the market soon. He has his own distinctive sound and portrays, integrity and a deep love for the Craft. He has been playing and singing over 30 years. He is an awesome musician and we are very proud he has joined our band.
Ryan Johnson, Has been playing for about 40 years. He plays the Fiddle, the bass, the guitar, the mandolin, the banjo, the piano and any other thing he touches. He plays for us as a back up as he is not always available. He is an awesome musician and he sings good too. He has been playing with me as needed for about 10 years now.
Ronnie Futural, joined our band as a Backup Banjo picker. He has been playing about 30 years. He does a great job of it. He is now 69 years old, raised in Acworth, Ga. He plays backup for us and does a great job. He has been married 43 years, has 2 boys and served in the Army in Germany and Viet Nam. We are happy to have him play with us as he is a true professional. Joined us in 2017
Rickey Fields, Bass/Guitar/Mandolin/Singer, also has been playing Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel and Southern Gospel, since he was 22, now he is 59. Married 37 years has 2 children. He is an Evangelist and owns his own business, lives in Cummings, Ga. Joined us in 2018
The Bluegrass Sound Band also has several musicians, who are excellent pickers and singers, but do not have time to be in a band as a regular member, but can and do, play, when one of my regular member can't make it for one reason or another. These musicians are HAND picked.