Original- Dynamic - Creative - Diverse -Captivating.....these are easy words to throw around. Sometimes, however, they just plain fit. These are the things you hear when audiences, critics and other musicians are describing Sawmill Road. It is an amazing collection of seasoned players who perform at a level that always brings a powerful mixture of bluegrass styles to any stage.
Doug Bartlett Fiddle
Steve Spurgin Bass
A native son of the Lone Star State, Steve's professional career began in 1965 and has covered the gamut. His rock-solid bass provides the foundation every band requires. Steve is a former Nashville staff-writer for Gene Watson and Reba McEntire. He has received a BMI Writer's Award, three IBMA Band of the Year Awards and is a "New Folk" Winner at Kerrville Folk Festival. He has performed and toured with Wild Oats, Cheyenne, Byron Berline's Sundance, Mason Williams, Freddy Fender, The Limeliters, Bluegrass Etc. and the bluegrass super-groupCalifornia.
Dick Brown Banjo
Perhaps best known as the banjo player and a founding member of Lost Highway, Dick has traveled the world performing, teaching and sharing his love of banjo music. Originally from New Mexico, he is a two-time Winner of the Four Corners State Banjo Championship, and his playing style centers on taste, tone and power. It always seems to be just what the song needs. Dick has performed and recorded with Lost Highway, Long, Lonesome Road, Lynn Morris, Copper River, Traditional Bluegrass, and others.
Charlie Edsall Guitar
Hailing from the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, Charlie began playing guitar at the age of nine. Although he also plays bass and banjo, his accomplished ability on the acoustic guitar proves he is a consumate pro. As a writer, his self-penned "Cold Virginia Rain" is the #1 cut on "Bluegrass Prime Cuts, Vol. 69" on Pinecastle Records, and has been recorded by Josh Williams and performed by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on The Grand Old Opry. Charlie has performed and toured with Feather River, High Strung, and Ron Spears & Within Tradition.
Mark Miracle Mandolin
A product of the state of Arizona, Mark is a multi-instrumentalist who handles the mandolin and tenor duties with clear style. He is a 30-year music veteran with a fresh approach to bluegrass that never abandons its roots and is always clean, tasteful and driving. Mark has won numerous mandolin contests, including Payson, Blythe and Wickenburg and is a former member of The Shady Creek Band, Mountain Therapy, and Clear Blue - winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest.