Songs From The Road Band

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Progressive super-group from Asheville NC

North Carolina based progressive bluegrass supergroup featuring Mark Schimick (Larry Keel), Charles Humphrey (Steep Canyon Rangers), Ryan Cavanaugh (Bill Evans Soulgrass), Sam Wharton, and James Schlender (2-Time National Fiddle Champion)

Collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres

Humphrey is an IBMA award & Grammy recipient with his former group Steep Canyon Rangers & NC Music Hall of Fame member

Schmick has shared the stage with “Flatpicking Legend” Larry Keel and has soared to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene

Cavanaugh has toured the world with jazz great Bill Evans and 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, & George Benson

Songs From The Road Band is Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey III, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. 4/5’s of the band calls Asheville, NC home. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. The band is currently touring in support of their upcoming 4th studio album release “Road To Nowhere.”

Bass player Humphrey is an IBMA award & Grammy recipient for songrwriting, performance, and producing. He’s also a NC Music Hall of Fame member. 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. Ryan calls Nashville, TN home.

Schimick has soared to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene on his mandolin alongside legends Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, and Tony Rice. James Schlender, 2 time National Fiddle Champion has shared the stage with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, and George Benson. Originally from Alabama Sam Wharton is an award winning vocalist and guitar picker who honed his chops in the bluegrass halls of Telluride, NC. The Road Band delivers a high energy show full of original material from their 4 studio albums, unmatched instrumental prowess, and creative covers!

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