STARLETT BOSWELL AUSTIN
A small town girl from Cascade, VA, with anything but a small town voice. Born into a musical family, Starlett first began singing and winning talent contests at the young age of 4. By the age of 8 she was playing upright bass and guitar by the age of 10. Starlett has graced stages with numerous bluegrass artists, and for the last 9 years Starlett has been the lead vocalist and bass player for Lawson Creek Grass. As an accomplished musician, vocalist, and songwriter, Starlett is looking forward to continuing playing bluegrass festivals and recording her own music with her new venture, Starlett and Big John. When Starlett is not playing music, she enjoys spending time with her family in Ruffin, NC.
BIG JOHN TALLEY
A musician of no small reown, Big John Talley’s distinctive guitar style and souring vocals have put him on the Bluegrass map for over 38 years. He began playing guitar at nine years old and won the Virginia Folk Music Association’s (VFMA) Male Vocalist at the age 16. At 17, he and his band New Dominion Bluegrass were guest of Bill Monroe’s at the Grand Ole’ Opry. He made many appearances with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, as well as Jackie Phelps (Bill Monroe’s guitar player and star of Hee Haw), Tater Tate (Bill Monroe’s Bass and Fiddle Player), Jodi Rainwater(Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Bass Player), and many more. Him and his family live in the county he refers to as God’s Country; Southampton County, VA.
“Great band, Great performance!! Worth the drive to see on stage. Bringing together the soul and magic of Bluegrass!”
“Always a fantastic performance. True entertainers throughout the show! Harmonies make this artist shine!!!”