Thursday, June 28, 2018
the king family
If you brought the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music to America and taught them fiddle, mandolin, dobro, and banjo, you would end up with the King Family Band.
Featuring the King siblings and their parents, this band puts on a high energy show that everyone is sure to enjoy. The King shows are known for their intricate instrumental solos, blended family harmonies, unique original music, and light-hearted fun that only a family group can provide.
With 12 years of experience, the Kings showcase four award-winning instrumentalists and a variety of blended harmonies and solo singers. They excite audiences with bluegrass favorites--such as Rocky Top, Sweet Eyed Darling, and Bluegrass in the Backwoods --as well as gospel, country, original, and yes, even some old time rock and roll music.
The group boasts two state of Illinois banjo champions, who are now living in Nashville and join the band when available; two #1 RAA radio hits; and two proud (most of the time) parents of seven children.
Recently joining the band is the Kings' son-in-law, whose perfect pitch keeps the group in tune and whose steady proficiency with both acoustic and electric guitar keeps the group in time. They have also added two to the sibling fiddle line up: Caleb's wife Melanie and the Kings' first grandchild Audriana.
The Kings are know for their heart-felt and powerful original music, with Caleb recently labeled a Songwriter to Watch by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.