Our music is a true mix of bluegrass and gospel music. Our group has a unique acoustic sound by alternating vocal leads with strong harmonies along with instrumentals. We play a variety of traditional bluegrass music and gospel hymns. Our love for music comes alive with every song we perform. It is our greatest hope that our music will inspire or encourage faith as we enjoy helping and encouraging others. We are the host band for the Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival.
Jeff Lee plays mandolin and clawhammer banjo and sings lead/harmony. Gary Schlabach plays guitar and sings tenor/harmony. Larry Schlabach plays fiddle and sings baritone/lead. Lori Schlabach sings lead/harmony. Mike Waddell plays banjo, mandolin, dobro and sings bass. Terry Schlabach plays upright bass and sings lead/harmony. Pam Waddell, Mike's wife, takes care of merchandising, sound and many behind the scenes tasks. Amy Lee, Jeff's wife, takes care of promotions, bookings and website design.
We have released four CD's, Just As The Sun Went Down, Long Journey, and Last Old Shovel and Sunshine and Rain and are available for purchase under the Our Music tab or we always have them at our shows.
We have kept busy playing at the local and regional level at church concerts, special events, town and bluegrass festivals, and private functions. We all appreciate the support and encouragement from everyone we have met along our musical journey - great people and good friends - and we would like to say, THANK YOU !
The LORD is my strength and my song. Exodus 15:2
Mackville @ The Great Pumpkin Patch - Ring The Bell
Mackville at Homesteaders Antique Show, Arthur, IL - Little Bird of Heaven
10 Year Anniversary Celebration February 10th, 2018 @ Penn Station, Arthur, IL
We want to thank everyone for coming out to our 10 Year Anniversary Party. We had over 200 people in attendance despite the icy weather conditions. It was a great fun, and we thank you all for all your kind words and well wishes. Below is a video we made showing 10 years together!
Check out our Ten Year video below which shares ten years of photos and music