Guitar / Vocals
Guitar and Dobro/Resophonic Guitar player Jeremy Sicely, is a native Vermonter and raised in a family of musicians dating back to the 1940's Sicely Orchestra. Jeremy has been involved with the Vermont Music scene since age 15 with the band Nigel Guy from Cabot, Vermont who released 3 albums and is featured on the 2011 release of Area Code 802. With Nigel Guy he took a musical ramble into the Burlington area and was a drummer for Rock n' Roll Sherpa, Lunar Railroad, and 2nd Agenda. In 2003, Jeremy returned to his musical roots, picked up a Dobro, and helped form Bluegrass group The Medicinals, and later linked up with already well formed Bluegrass outfit, Gold Town from Southern Vermont. On the latest Gold Town Album Jeremy penned one song and sat in on Dobro on three songs.
More recent conquests include Flat Top Trio, who released a CD January 2012, family band, Hillside Rounders who released and EP May 2012. Jeremy has also worked with Rusty Dewees in his Logger shows and with local country singer Keeghan Nolan including opening for John Michael Montgomery. Jeremy can been seen sitting in on Dobro and Guitar occasionally with other projects and picking sessions in the local music scene.
Mandolin / Vocals
Raised in Boxford, Massachusetts, Geoff graduated from Ohio University in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Percussion Performance and currently lives in
Jackson, New Hampshire. His family outfit, The Goodhues Band, was featured at the 2016 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering. Geoff is the
drummer on J.D. Hutchison’s You and the World Outside, the 2016 Howdy Skies Records release featuring Tim O’Brien. Geoff picks guitar and sings
harmony alongside Danny Knicely as a member of the Bryan Bowers Band.
Roland has appeared as a soloist with the Yonder Mountain String Band, and opened for
Bluegrass greats Peter Rowan and Tony Rice. His fiddle influences include Vassar Clements,
Martin Hayes, Richard Greene, Jason Carter and Mark O’Conner. Roland has performed with
numerous Vermont ensembles including Granite Junction, Old Tone String Band, Mud City Ramblers, Starline Rhythm Boys, and the Bluegrass Storm; and with musicians Rusty Dewees,
Will Patton, Dono Schabner, and Patrick Ross. As part of his high school senior project, Roland
collaborated and performed with renowned jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. He has also appeared in
many dances and showcase events as part of Young Tradition Vermont. In June 2007, a radio
profile on Roland was aired as part of NPR’s All Things Considered program. Roland studied
violin performance at Boston University and at McGill, spent two years with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and has been active in the Green Mountain Mahler Festival. He
lives with his family in Johnson, Vermont.
Bass / Vocals
Fran has been playing music all her life, starting on piano and moving to guitar and bass. While living in northern California she played electric bass with the Superfines and upright with guitarists Rex Richardson and Petey Brucker. After moving to Vermont she played bass guitar with the band Snakeroot before joining the Mud City Ramblers on upright. She has also played with The Butterbeans, Bacon Grease String Band, the Max Weaver Band and plays with Granite Junction, Chickweed and The Ramblers. She lives in Walden Vermont.
Banjo / Vocals
Living in the Johnson, VT area since '95, Luke was a founding member of the notorious Mud City Ramblers and later on, Bacon Grease String Band. With musical influences ranging from Jerry Garcia, Slayer, Bach and Earl Scruggs, to name a few, you never know what to expect from him. But isn't that the way it is with all banjo players? Buy him a PBR and he'll tell you his life story.