Band Bios

Paul Cathcart

Paul Cathcart, our fearless leader, was born in Massachusetts, but spent most of his adult life in Virginia. His love of Bluegrass music was inspired by close friends and his many years living in Virginia. He was also inspired by Guitar Legends and singers, Tony Rice, Rick Faris, Ben Clark, Greg Blake, and Josh Williams.



Sofia Chiarandini

Sofia Chiarandini Wyner is an incredibly talented musician and singer. She has been playing violin since age five, and at age fourteen decided to dive into the world of bluegrass. She has performed on the main stages of bluegrass festivals such as Grey Fox, Ossipee, Joe Val, and Freshgrass.
Sofía is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where she has performed as part of the American Roots Music Program.



Micah Nicol

Micah Nicol grew up with a mandolin in one hand and a guitar in the other playing bluegrass and classic country music with his father. He’ll be playing mandolin and doing a lot of singing with us. He studied Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music. Micah has a deep love for musical theater and content creation and lives parallel lives as an audio consultant.

 

Neil Helme

Neil Helme, also a graduate of Berklee,  is well known in Boston Music Circles and is one of the most talented bass players in the area.  He has played with great groups, like the Spring Hill Rounders, the Beantown Buckaroos, Honky Tonk  Masquerade, the Demolition String Band, Odessa Rose,  & The Smalls. In addition to his musical talent he brings great vocals and his extensive knowledge of bluegrass and country music. And we feature his song “Swimming Hole” in our sets.

 

Roger Weiss

Roger Weiss, our dancing banjo player, is known for his hot licks and cool demeanor. His major banjo influences are Earl Scruggs (of course), Eddie Adcock, and Lew London. When he’s not picking banjo at the usual places in Boston, you will probably find him Texas Two-Stepping to some country band.

 

 


We are sad to announce that our friend and band mate, Fred, passed away on May 9, 2018. You can read more here.