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John Heffron – Guitar and Vocals

John is our guitar player. He plays great rhythms and always has an infectious smile. One of his full-time jobs is as the director of the Crossword Cafe – a Church-sponsored youth coffee house in Chillicothe. Favorite food – Fedora’s Potato Pizza. He returned from an International tour – where he played in real Irish Pubs!

Dave Lawson – Vocals

Dave is our male vocal talent. He is also learning mandolin in his spare time. He was instrumental in the formation of the band in that way back in the 80’s he took Rick to Branson where he was inspired to learn the banjo which led to the formation of the Mountain Men. Little did he know…

Mike Denny – Mandolin and Guitar

Mike is our virtuoso guitar player. He has traveled the world in pro rock bands in his previous life – you may know him from bands such as “Say Uncle”, “Tora Tora” or “Skeleton Crew”. Mike is now our number one Mandolin player – and he can make “The Gibson” sing!

Harvey Oltman – Fiddle

Harvey is our award-winning fiddle player. Wisdom from Harv – “you store a violin in a padded case but you just hang a fiddle on a nail”.

Rick Rosetto – Banjo

Banjo player. Favorite movie – “Oh Brother Where Art Thou”. Super Power – He can clear a crowded room using only a banjo.

Rich Rosetto – Bass and Guitar

He is our Bass and Guitar player. Rich is the son of the banjo player. (Mama’s don’t let their sons grow up to play the banjo!) He has turned out amazingly well, in spite of his musically dysfunctional family background.

Brian Du Pont – Bass

Brian has gone cold turkey from the comfort of his electric bass to playing the big dog house upright bass. He was initiated by playing in a gig after only one practice session on the big fiddle (a standard practice with the Mountain Men). But being the quick study that he is – he picked it up quickly and plays regularly (when he’s not adding members to his family!)

Jim Mayberry plays guitar and mandolin. He has been a recent blessing to the band to add to our rhythm section – and he can sing too!

Durwin Nigus is our main “daytime” bass player. He is largely responsible for keeping us on time. We are so thankful for the rich tones of his low bass notes which fills out the sound pallet of a bunch high squeaky instruments!