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Troy Engle & Southern Skies
Troy Engle's sideman resume reads like a who's who of Bluegrass and Country Music. He's played everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN to Bluegrass Festivals all across North America, with artists like: Patty Loveless, Larry Sparks, The Isaacs, and Buddy Jewell. He's written award winning bluegrass hits with Dixie and Tom T. Hall., and composed music for TV Shows like The Voice, American Pickers, Duck Dynasty, and Pawn Stars.
Now he has stepped out from the shadows of the spotlight to shine the light on his own original music. He has formed his ace Bluegrass band "Southern Skies", and released his first solo Bluegrass album with the same name. And by solo, we do mean SOLO! Troy sang and wrote all 12 songs on the project, played mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, guitar, upright bass, strings, and drums on it! And if that wasn't enough, Troy recorded, mixed, and mastered the album as well.
He has gathered an amazing set of musicians to bring these tunes to life on stage. Troy will play mandolin/guitar and sing lead vocals. His wife Mandy plays upright bass and sings. Justin Carbone is singing and playing guitar. Mike Brubaker is the banjo player. And Jenny Pickel rounds the band out on fiddle and vocals.
The band specializes in original, traditional Bluegrass, with a modern flair. If you took Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, and threw in a little Randy Travis for good measure, "Troy Engle and Southern Skies" is what that band might sound like! They bring honest, heartfelt music to fans of all ages!
"The title cut is the album’s first single, and it makes clear that this talented picker has what it takes." John Lawless-Bluegrass Today