Meet the brothers
Keith Sikes: Upright Bass, & lead bassist.
Keith thumps out the ancient bluegrass tones on his vintage Kay bass, driving the Brothers from tune to tune, singing some mighty fine lead vocals and telling us stories that make your sides hurt. Keith has used his warm voice and bass skills in the past with Vintage Blue and Down the Road. He resides in Pittsboro, NC.
Brian English: Fiddle
Brian’s a veteran fiddle player who grew up in the area and enjoys a good song about the Civil War. When he speaks the floorboards rumble, and it’s very obvious that Brian is the man holding down the bass vocals in this group. Notably the tallest of the five band mates, he owns a boat, some dogs and several chickens. Mr. English has done some very tasty bluegrass fiddling for several bands in recent years such as Old Habits, Lost County 35, and currently The Rye Mountain Boys. Brian lives in Durham, NC.
Tim Lee: Mandolin and vocals.
Tim plays the tiny guitar, writes some of our tunes and chops away at the back-beat. The brothers are fortunate to have their own staff artist and designer in Mr. Lee and just unfortunate enough to have to put up with his strange penchant for western style headgear, even though he is from the Ohio. Tim has played mandolin around Raleigh with Lost County 35, Running South and The String Machine. He lives in Cary, NC.
Allen Ray: Guitar and vocals
Allen, a Creedmoor native, was picking bluegrass music at the age when most normal folk are still working on shoe tying. Educated in the musical traditions by his father Robert, and his uncle Earl Ray, our newest brother knows his way around some bluegrass. Allen has played with the Sourwood Mountain Band and the Cadillac Stepbacks. We think you're gonna be amazed by his flatpicking and the Hey Brothers certainly appreciate all of his of shoe tying knowledge.
John Dudley: Banjo and vocals.
Mr. John Dudley leads the Brothers with his exacting sense of timing, dry wit, thick skin and a flowing stream of eighth notes. John’s a seasoned player of the five string and an amazing guitar player too. He’s played and recorded with several regional bluegrass bands such as Iron Horse, Lost County 35, Running South and is currently a member of the gospel band Damascus Ridge. John makes his home in Zebulon, NC.
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