Allen McCanless aka Fiddlin' Al McCanless has over 50 years of performing experience. Starting on harmonica and guitar in high school, he took up fiddle as sophomore at the UNC-CH School of Pharmacy. He was a founding member of legendary Newgrass group, the New Deal String Band. He has been a member of the Bluegrass Experience off and on for 45 years. Al spend years learning Irish-Celtic fiddle tunes and has made two recordings with his group Celtic Jam. He appeared on the first Red Clay Rambler Folkways recording, "The Red Clay Ramblers with Fiddlin' Al McCanless". Al has also recorded with Mike Cross, Alice Gerrard and many other groups as a guest fiddler. Now retired from pharmacy, Al spends his time between Pittsboro and Seagrove running the All In One Pottery Gallery with his wife Louise making pottery, building old-time open back banjos and gardening.
Al McCanless (ballads, banjo songs, old time, bluegrass, Irish and more)
James Leva of Lexington, VA (songs, fiddle, Tommy Jarrell play)
Jon Newlin (ballads, old time fiddle, guitar)
Amy Davis (songs and banjo)