CHAD FISHER - fiddle, mandolin & guitar Chad started playing music in elementary school, but didn't find his instrument until 1998 when a good friend left a mandolin at his house. Since then, in a pursuit to learn from the best, he has studied with David Grisman, Darol Angor, Chris Thile, Ronnie McCoury, Adam Steffey, Pete Wernick, Mike Marshall, Byron Berline, Frank Solivan Betsy Ellis, Nate Lee and more. Formerly he played fiddle in the Lonesome Traveler Bluegrass Band which gave him is real introduction to being a professional musician. Truly passionate about music, teaching 6 days a week at his studio or performing with his group Lineage Bluegrass, he eats, sleeps, and breathes music. Chad was also the coordinator the for the Laurel Strings program at Laurel Elementary School of Arts and Technology for seven years. While there, he started a Mandolin Program and created an after school program called "Bluegrass Club". His strong work ethic and passion for music caught the attention of the Laurel Elementary community and was recognized as one of Poudre School District's 2012 Employee of the Year recipients.
BEVIN FOLEY - fiddle, violin & vocals Bevin plays fiddle, sings, and writes songs for the band Trout Steak Revival. Trout Steak Revival won the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition as well as an Emmy award for a soundtrack contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS series. Westword named Trout Steak Revival Denver’s Best Bluegrass Band and they were nominated as Momentum Band of The Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Bevin received a bachelor’s degree in music from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. She was also awarded the 2018 Big Water Songwriting Residency in Lutsen, MN. For more than a decade she has shared her passion and enjoyment of music with students through private lessons and as the Strings Specialist for Littleton Public Schools.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAD FISHER - President & Artistic Director
BRAD KUCH - Treasurer & Director of Finance
JILL KUCH - Secretary & Director of Communications
TINA COOLEY - Youth Jam Outreach
MICHAEL BLACKMORE - Intellectual Property Specialist