On September 29, 1983, at Two Mile Creek, in Lincoln County West Virginia, after a very successful jam session that lasted til the wee hours of mourning, they became ‘The Southern Bluegrass Rebel Band’ (click here for picture). Their performances became very popular and they were much in demand. They performed monthly at the famed Mountaineer Opry House in Milton West Virginia.
On April 7th, 1984, the band entered the studio to produce their first album titled ‘Rebels Ye Rest’. While enjoying the success by playing festivals and special bookings throughout the state and surrounding areas, fate changed with a member having to leave the area to seek better employment to better sustain his family, and the very untimely death of a member put a damper on the success of the band.
In February 2002 after 18 years of going in different directions, the band decided to reunite with 4 of the 5 original members, and once again produce somewhat of a ‘Rebel Reunion’. The Result is ‘The Second Time Around’ with a recording entitled ‘Traditional Ties’. All selections chosen for this project are from most often requested and listed favorites that we had performed in that time era. They are done in the traditional style of bluegrass that they played in the 1980’s and they have tried to duplicate those sounds as close as possible.
The Second Time Around members (click on name to read bio)
Garry Stanley ---- guitar and lead vocals
Truman Adkins ---- lead guitar, lead, and tenor vocals
Chris Chafin ---- mandolin, lead, and baritone vocals
Toby J. Sabo ---- 5-string banjo
Mike Sabo ---- guitar
Jason Rayburn ---- guitar
Homer (Dee) Burger Jr. ---- bass
More info on Traditional Ties (click here)