Flatlanddrive

Flatland Drive

BIO

Flatland Drive formed in the early spring of 2009 and is composed of members residing in Denton, Maryland and Harrington, Delaware.  The band has crafted its own style of bluegrass, combining a respect for and homage to traditional hard-driving bluegrass with a love for country-inspired and modern bluegrass stylings.

Curt Fox plays banjo and sings.  He has long been active in local acoustic music, and he has performed with several bands within the region.  His banjo playing is heavily influenced by the great J.D. Crowe, who is considered the dean of Scruggs-style bluegrass banjo.  Lee Collins plays guitar and sings.  His magnificent tenor voice is smooth and strong in its delivery within the songs that he sings.  Lee has spent many years honing his singing by performing southern gospel music individually and with the band Two Mile Road.  Alan Rausch plays resophonic guitar and sings.  Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he started learning ukulele, and then he learned guitar, mandolin, banjo, and pedal steel before settling on his love of playing dobro.  Brad Turner plays mandolin and sings.  He began listening to bluegrass at a very early age by way of hearing Ray Davis of WAMU through a large, floor-model stereo that his father would play every evening.  Rodney Collins plays electric bass and sings.  His musical roots stem from a decade spent playing with the independent rock band nil and several years learning bluegrass bass in the southern gospel band Two Mile Road.

In their relatively short time together, the band has had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of iconic bluegrass pioneers The Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, The Boxcars, Balsam Range, The Lonesome River Band, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, and The Larry Stephenson Band.  Flatland Drive has released a self-titled album of entirely original material and looks forward to re-entering the studio soon to begin another recorded project.