Who are the Hey Brothers?On a dark, and stormy night... Five friends gathered to play and sing, the old, the new, the borrowed, and the blues. The picking was good, the midnight hour came and went, driving to work the next morning would take an extra cup of coffee. They discovered how much they really enjoyed the work that didn’t feel like work, the laughs, the sound of trio harmonies, and the natural ease in finding the elusive groove. “We gotta make the time to do this again, this is fun. It’s bona fide!” they said. Several dark and stormy nights later a moniker for the five was chosen. They call themselves The Hey Brothers, “Makers of the Fine Bluegrass”.
Anthony Campbell: Guitar, lead & tenor vocals.
He’s one of the best, smooth driving guitar strummers around these parts and always up to the task of laying down a sweet lead break when the song calls for it. Anthony has broad vocal range and can be heard about a mile away when singing lead or tenor on our songs. He’s a proud Virginian and has picked in several local bands such as the The Spring Chickens, Lost County 35, Running South and the Kudzu Ramblers. Anthony lives in Cary, NC.
John Dudley: Banjo and baritone 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.
Brian English: Fiddle and bass vocals.
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, lead & tenor 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 presently The String Machine. Tim lives in Cary, NC.
Keith Sikes: Upright Bass, lead vocals.
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. He does scare us sometimes with his strange dream of playing a bass ukulele on stage, we try not to think about that too often. Keith has used his warm voice and bass skills in the past with Vintage Blue and is now a member of Down the Road. He resides in Pittsboro, NC.