Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Rob Ickes (rhymes with "bikes") comes from a musical family. His grandparents played old-time fiddle music, and Rob trained his young musical ear at their weekly jam sessions. Although his family wanted Rob to play fiddle, the instrument didn't interest him.
Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Munde learned banjo from one of Oklahoma's best pickers, Ed Shelton, and did a lot of non-professional playing around Oklahoma where he first met Byron Berline at the University of Oklahoma.
Polecat Creek Original roots county music from the piedmont of North Carolina- the tradition continues today, with latter-day southern songwriting duo, Kari Sickenberger and Laurelyn Dossett. They have been singing together for 10 years, accompanied by some of the finest old-time and bluegrass musicians in North Carolina.
A mountain murder ballad, a haunting tale of the Underground Railroad, a trip on a moonshine run, a walk in the mists of Ireland, a wild ride with Bobby McGee: whatever Dale Ann Bradley sings, people believe her.