Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are veterans of Bluegrass music having some twenty years experience between the two of them from long tenures with Bluegrass and Country legends Doyle Lawson and Ricky Skaggs. In 2003, long time friends and colleagues, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, were asked to perform on a Koch Records recording titled "Christmas Grass Vol.2 2004. Jamie and Darrin recorded a well known Christmas song, "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem", with just a guitar and mandolin and their two voices.
"Head for the Hills has created a sound that is all at once organic, precise, timeless, and brand-new,” as reported by the Missoula Independent. The acclaimed Colorado quartet has been receiving nation-wide recognition in response to their refreshing take on acoustic music. Described as “modern acoustic” music, H4TH produces an endearing mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and improvisation. In the live setting, H4TH ventures into a myriad of musical styles and sonic landscapes that appeal to a boundless array of listeners.
John Cowan joined the New Grass Revival in 1974 initially to fill the bassist slot. After it was discovered that he could also sing, he was increasingly tasked with a significant share of the lead vocal duties alongside group founder Sam Bush. Cowan remained with the band until its dissolution in 1990, at which point he embarked on a solo career and worked as a session man, most often appearing as a backing vocalist on hundreds of country and Americana genre records.
John Jorgenson (born 6 July 1956, in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American musician. Although best known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters, Jorgenson is also proficient in the mandolin, mandocello, Dobro, pedal steel, piano, upright bass, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone.
Peter Rowan (b. July 4, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American bluegrass musician and composer. Rowan plays guitar and mandolin, yodels and sings. While in high school in 1956, Peter formed the Tex-Mex group The Cupids which became locally famous and self-released a single.
The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina, USA. Formed in 2001, they have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet seasoned by constant touring. Members are Woody Platt (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Mike Guggino (Mandolin/Vocals), Graham Sharp (Banjo/Vocals), Charles R. Humphrey III (Bass/Vocals) and Nicky Sanders (Fiddle/Vocals).
The Del McCoury Band is a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band. Originally Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals with Del on guitar and his brother Jerry on bass, the band went through a number of changes until the 1980s when the band solidified its line-up, adding McCoury's sons, Ronnie and Robbie on mandolin and banjo, respectively. In 1988, the "Dixie Pals" name was dropped in favor of the current name.
Tim O'Brien (b. March 16, 1954 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American bluegrass, old time and celtic musician. O'Brien plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and mandocello and is an accomplished vocalist. He moved to Boulder, Colorado in the 1970s and became part of the music scene there.