Mom and Dad
Lawrence and Lisa met in high school band. Last August marked their 34th wedding anniversary! Lawrence plays the bass; Lisa plays rhythm guitar, and they both sing. A family band was never a planned activity - the Lord just put it all together for us! One by one the children began taking music lessons, and by 2002 everyone was able to play together as a family. We've been blessed with some awesome music teachers - Mark Lehmann of LaGrange, TX, Kerry Jones of Alvin, TX, and Jimmie Don Bates of Austin, TX. Lawrence works as Operations Director for Faith Mission in Brenham, TX. Lisa is employed by Washington County Tractor. In between work, school, church activities and music, you can find our family at the nearest square dance! Even the kids are certified mainstream dancers.
Jordan and his wife, Rebecca
Jordan plays fiddle, mandolin, and dobro for the band. He began on the fiddle when he was 8 years old. He enjoys competing in fiddle contests throughout the state (and anyplace we are willing and able to travel!) In 2006 he placed 6th (out of 71 contestants!) at the National Fiddling Contest in Weiser, Idaho, and in 2007 Jordan won the Texas Jr. Bluegrass Champion competition. On our first trip to Winfield, KS in 2008, he was a finalist in the fiddling competition, and in 2010 he won the Walnut Valley Fiddle Championship. He wrote "The Facebook Song," which won the New Song Showcase in the humorous division at the Walnut Valley Festival in 2010. He is a 2012 graduate of LeTourneau University in Longview, TX, where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering technology. He and his lovely wife, Rebecca, live and work in the Dallas area.
Mandy plays mandolin for the band and does the occasional twin fiddle tune with Jordan. She also sings, and loves to clog! Mandy began playing a little ukulele (strung like a mandolin) when she was 6. A year later she graduated to the mandolin. In 2006 she won 1st place in the Washington County Talent Show for her age division. Mandy was awarded a scholarship to Camp Bluegrass in 2012. Mandy attended Montana Wilderness School of the Bible, and enjoys living and working Montana.