Josh Martin deeply reveres the stories and sounds of the past. His music, rooted in the country and bluegrass traditions of his Eastern Kentucky heritage, is a clear reflection of that reverence. Through an organic tethering of soulful singing, stellar guitar work, thoughtful songwriting and dynamic musical arrangement, Josh Martin creates a unique Appalachian listening experience. His acclaimed 2019 album, Nothing Holding Me, is an exploration of life’s ironies, as told and sung by a “modern mountain man”.
Josh is accompanied by an all-star cast of Nashville’s finest musicians comprising an electrically charged acoustic string band:
Jenee Fleenor hails from Springdale, Arkansas and is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter known primarily for her fiddle playing. She is the reigning CMA Musician Of the Year (2020) and she recently broke glass ceilings as the first female ever nominated and winning CMA Musician of the Year in 2019. She is also an 2020 ACM award winner for Specialty Instrument Player of the Year. She’s a member of Blake Shelton’s band and performs regularly in the house band of NBC's hit show The Voice.
Matt Menefee has received great accolades as one of the premier banjo virtuosos on the scene today. He started playing at age 11. Matt loves to showcase the unique versatility of the banjo beyond Bluegrass, in styles as diverse as Hip Hop, Rock, EDM, Jazz, and even Classical music. Matt has performed/recorded with artists and producers including Charlie Peacock, Matthew Wilder, Vance Powell, Mumford & Sons, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Warren Haynes, Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys), Dan Huff, Jeff Sipe, Big & Rich, Chebacca, DJ Poet, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Bears Den and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Seth Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Seth grew up playing bluegrass / acoustic music, and landed his first professional touring gig at age 15. After moving to Nashville in 2012, Seth joined acoustic supergroup, Mountain Heart, and later became a partner / owner of the band. Over the last several years Seth has shared the stage with many artists including Grand Ole Opry members Dailey & Vincent, Craig Morgan, Carly Pearce, and more; performing at landmark stages such as The Ryman Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, and The Library of Congress. While touring has been a big part of Seth’s career, he has also become a sought-after session player, playing on countless recordings as an acoustic guitar / utility player. Alongside Mountain Heart, Seth has also been working on an acoustic guitar-based project with longtime friend, Shaun Richardson. In 2019 The Bluegrass Situation premiered their song, "Chishom", saying “Richardson and Taylor’s expertise is very clearly centered not on simply displaying prowess, but in musicality.” Most recently Seth formed a band with friends Aaron Williams, and Lacy Green called The Wonderful Nobodies. Their debut album, A/B, was released in 2020.
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