Songs From The Road Band formed in 2004 when Charles Humphrey III pulled its members together to record songs he'd written while traveling the roads with the Steep Canyon Rangers. The guys began their musical friendships in Chapel Hill, NC where Charles Humphrey, Andy Thorn, Jon Stickley, Mark Schimick and Bobby Britt often jammed together. Their first album was simply "Songs From The Road." The sophomore album Songs From The Road Band "As The Crow Flies" was released in 2009. The band members are all fully engaged in their respective bands but have been playing and recording together, whenever schedules permit, for over 10 years.
Andy Thorn is the man on the High Five! He resides in Colorado and is a full time member of LEFTOVER SALMON.
Sam Wharton is a dynamic guitar player. Originally from Alabama he developed his picking chops in the music halls of Telluride, CO. He currently makes his home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He sings lead and harmony vocals on all 3 Songs From The Road Band albums.
Mark Schimick is one half of the Josh Daniels & Mark Schimick Project. He's sings and picks with heart and soul!
Bobby Britt is the tastiest, fieriest young fiddle player in bluegrass music. He's currently a student at Berklee School of Music in Boston. He is the full time fiddle player in the band TOWN MOUNTAIN.
Charles R Humphrey III's full time band is Steep Canyon Rangers. He is a bass player and a songwriter. He makes his home in Asheville, NC. He is executive producer of "Traveling Show" and has written or co-written all songs in the SFTRB discography. "CH3" is also an ultra runner and ran his first 100 mile race in 2014.
Andrew Marlin engineered, co produced, played, and sang on "Traveling Show." His full time band is Mandolin Orange. Andrew is an accomplished songwriter. Mandolin Orange also features Emily Frantz who contributed harmony vocals on one track off of the latest album.