SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND / South Hill Banks
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SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND
Songs From The Road Band is a North Carolina based supergroup featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender.
Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. The band's fourth studio album, Road To Nowhere, is due out in the spring of 2018 and they will be touring heavily in support of the release.
Humphrey is an IBMA award & Grammy recipient. He has also garnered a spot in the NC Music Hall of Fame. Mark Schimick has soared to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene alongside legends Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, and Tony Rice. Ryan Cavanaugh has made his long-awaited return to bluegrass after 10 years of touring the world with jazz great Bill Evans and his Soulgrass project. He has been acknowledged by Bela Fleck as an acoustic pioneer on the 5 string banjo. James Schlender, 2 time National Fiddle Champion has shared the stage with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, and George Benson. Sam Wharton is a dynamic guitar player. Originally from Alabama he developed his picking chops in the music halls of Telluride, CO. He currently makes his home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He sings lead and harmony vocals.
The Road Band delivers a high energy show full of original material from their 4 studio albums, unmatched instrumental prowess, and creative covers!
Charles Humphrey-- from Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin
Mark Schimick -- played with Larry keel for 15 years
James Schlender-- 2-time national fiddle champion
Sam Wharton -- lead vocalist, guitar, founding member
LIVE Video: “Superman”
Newest Release: Road To Nowhere -- #1 chart-topping success on Roots Music Report and Bluegrass Today's Grassicana Charts
South Hill Banks
South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo, vocals), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Justin Doyle (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves with their jam infused bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as classic rock, jam, blues, to traditional bluegrass to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old and new.
Be sure to check out their brand new album "No Time For A Breakdown" out now!