Founded in 1999, the group of Joe Epps, Chris Rose, Johnny Knox and Joe Mastrangelo met at Knox’ Automotive at a jam session. Soon afterward, Charlie Scudder and Bob Burrows joined to become Hard Knox. shortly after that, they won the VA State Folk Music Band Contest and enjoyed playing Regionally at the Amelia and James River Festivals as well as other know venues including Luckett’s, Framville Radio with Bill McKay, local fairs and festivals including the Smithfield Summer Series, Pine and Pork Festival, Isle of Wight, Chesapeake, New Kent County festivals and many more.
In 2003, the guys disbanded because one of the members moved to Ohio to be with the grandkids, but then moved back after 5 years being gone. The guys are so close and enjoy playing together so much that they got back together for a reunion concert immediately in 2008 and have been playing and loving it again since then!