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Joseph Flowers

From: Colfax, Indiana
Instrument: Upright Bass, Tenor Vocals
Inspirations: Father, Mike Flowers; Mother, Patsy Flowers. Grandfather, Marvin Flowers; Grandmother, Julia Flowers.

With the support from his parents and grandparents, Joe started playing the violin at the wee age of 2 1/2. He later began playing the piano at age six and the trombone at age 11. Between the trombone and piano, Joe began playing the "clawhammer" banjo which he still picks at today. Joe's first band was "The Wildwood Flowers" bluegrass band which he played with his father. At the age of seventeen Joe was one of the top ranked trombone players in Indiana and attended the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. In 1991 Joe toured Europe with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Jazz Band, playing the trombone and the tenor banjo. After attending Vincennes University, Joe played part time as the upright bass player in his father's band, which was then called "The Bent Nickel Dance Band". Other musical inspirations during Joe's life have also been "The Dillards", "The Stanley Brothers", "Earl Scruggs", "Wade Ward" and "Pete Parish".

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Darrell Duety

From: Indianapolis, Indiana
Instrument: Mandolin, Guitar
Inspirations: Harold Gore, Mother & Father

Darrell started playing guitar at the age of fourteen and the mandolin at the age of eighteen. Darrell has always played bluegrass. He played for two years with the "Sacred Sounds" at age nineteen, then went on to play with "The Reflections" for the next seven years. Darrell has also opened for Ralph Stanley. Darrell's biggest inspirations were his loving parents who have always supported his music.

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Dan Wethington

From: Noblesville, Indiana
Instrument: Banjo
Inspirations: Pete Seager, Earl Scruggs

Dan's father began teaching him to play banjo at the age of eight. He's played in several bands including Smokey Mountain Grass for eight years. Since then, Dan has played venues such as the main stages at The Indian State Fair and Bean Blossom as well as the Barley Island Brewing Co. He's had the pleasure of picking with great musicians including Jimmy Martin, Ralph Stanley II, and Kenny Ingram. While Dan played Pete Seager Style in his early years, he now prefers Scruggs style.

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