Laurie and Tom are 1996 Grammy nominees for Best Traditional Folk Album
"It’s possible to be a strong female presence in the Bluegrass music world, but you have to be really strong. Laurie is one of the greatest Bluegrass artists, woman or man, because of her consistency over decades, the depth and width of her subject matter, her commitment to the Bluegrass form, and her technical command...”-Darol Anger
Since joining forces with Laurie in 1986, Tom’s versatility and diverse musical influences come to the fore every night on stage. He plays primarily mandolin with the band, but is also an accomplished fiddle, mandola, and guitar player.
Melody's soulful songwriting and Jacob's picking prowess join together in a duo that is creating it's own genre: "Americali". Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, respectively, Melody and Jacob represent a real fusion of ideas and sounds, with the literacy and musicianship to pull it off. Their voices harmonize earnestly over intricate textures of banjo, guitar and mandolin, as they sing of ancient truths and futuristic myths, bringing their eclectic influences to life in traditional forms.