Troy Engle is the fearless leader, guitar player, lead singer, as well as being an award winning songwriter, studio musician, and composer. He has performed with Patty Loveless, Buddy Jewell, Leon Russell, 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.
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!
Adam Kruzic plays mandolin and sings harmony vocals. He has played in many great bands including Blue Daze, Mercury Rizing, and Blue Roots. He is a fixture in the Mid Atlantic Bluegrass scene, and an avid super jam hunter. If you want to find where the hot picking is going on, just follow Adam, AKA "Lefty"!
Mike Brubaker is ripping the strings off the banjo in the band. Mike toured the world with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, as well as being a crucial member of festival favorites, Second Edition. When not playing with Southern Skies, you might find him flying there! Mike is also a pilot!