Troy Engle is the fearless leader, and a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, studio musician, and composer. He has performed with Patty Loveless, Buddy Jewell, The Isaacs, Larry Sparks, and many other great country, bluegrass, and gospel acts. Troy’s compositions have been heard on shows like Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and The Voice.
Mandy Engle provides upright bass and vocals. She also plays piano, violin, and tuba! Mandy has co-written several songs with Troy, and has performed at the songwriter showcase at the IBMA World of Bluegrass.
Justin Carbone has played with several great bluegrass bands, like Special Consensus, Alecia Nugent, and Second Edition, and we are thrilled to have him singing and playing guitar with us! He has been featured in Flatpicking guitar magazine, and has his own solo bluegrass album on Pinecastle records. Justin is also a great songwriter. Troy and Justin have co-written several tunes, and have had songs recorded by Josh Williams, Special Consesus, and Gold Heart.
Jenny Pickel plays fiddle and sings lead and harmony vocals. She has performed with PA favorites 3 Dollar Suit, and when not fiddling, she passes her time teaching 3rd graders in elementary school!
Mike Brubaker is ripping the strings off the banjo in the band. He will also be doing some singing, and playing mandolin and guitar. Mike toured the world with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, as well as being a road brother with Justin in Second Edition. When not playing with Southern Skies, you might find him flying there! Mike is also a pilot!