SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND is a North Carolina powerhouse group featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. They are an all star band consisting of musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds including an IBMA award & Grammy recipient for songrwriting, performance, and producing, Banjo player in jazz pioneer Bill Evans Soul Grass project, a 2 time National Fiddle Champion, and played alongside legends likes of Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin,George Benson, and more. The band is currently touring in support of their 4th studio album release "Road To Nowhere." JOE CROOKSTON is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. He’s a master storyteller. His music swirls with themes of lightness, darkness, clocks ticking, weeping willows, cynicism, hope, and the cycles of life and rebirth. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Resident, he’s played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, David Francey, John McCutcheon, John Gorka, Judy Collins and 100’s more. WoodSongs Kids: Kelsie and Jordan Willis are twins from Greenup, Kentucky and love playing roots music.