Upcoming Show https://www.gatesvillecountrymusichalloffame.com/apps/photos/ Upcoming Show "Tin Top Road", September 21, 2018 September 21, 2018, "Tin Top Road" Years ago, on a trip to Weatherford, Texas, they saw a sign that read "Tin Top Road" so they used that as the name of the band. All band members are from Fairfield, Texas except Dennis who is from Elkhart, Texas. Steve Partain, banjo, guitar and vocals - New to bluegrass, but not new to the music scene. I spent several years singing in a gospel quartet and played rhythm guitar for church choirs and soloists. The bluegrass style of music became my passion after moving out of the city in 2003. Kathie Partain, Mandolin and vocals - I've always been around music growing up. I started singing as a teenager, but discovered bluegrass about 25 years ago on a family vacation to the Ozarks. Picking up the mandolin in 2009 brought my attraction for bluegrass to a new level. I enjoy jammin' and performing with my husband, Steve. God is so good to allow us to have this passion we can enjoy together. Clif Allen, Bass - I started keeping the beat playing the drums for my church youth group and while earning a degree at Texas A&M. Changing gears to Bluegrass, the bass was a natural fit for me. I especially like the beat of the newer Bluegrass styles. I am happily married to Katie, and together, we have a daughter named Anna. Jeff Harrison, Dobro and vocals - I started playing bluegrass in the unlikely town of San Antonio, adding an obsession to an already developed love of early country, western swing, cowboy music and Hot Club jazz. The last 20 years, I've traveled the world with my Air Force Major wife, Beth, and now retired, it's great to focus on pickin', singin', and having fun with the group. Dennis Conn, Guitar and vocals - Bands and fiddle contests backup are only part of the 40+ years of guitar pickin' and singing that I have shared. Gospel, country, bluegrass and even a little Texas swing are all part of my love for music. Bluegrass is my favorite and that enthusiasm comes out every time I get a chance to play. https://www.gatesvillecountrymusichalloffame.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205301162 205301162 Texas Elderly Brothers August 17, 2018, The "Texas Elderly Brothers," are five old Lampasas guys with deep musical roots. Although our group only dates back to 2015, the Lancaster brothers, Trent and Zane have a lifetime singing together. Trent and Robbis Storm played Folk and County music more than 50 years ago as students at Abilene Christian University. Most of us come from an a cappella, sacred music tradition. Trent, Zane, and Clark Corbin have 20 years of experience with the gospel group "Hims of Praise." We all enjoy various types of music, but nowadays, we specialize in early rock-n-roll, the finger-popping, toe-tapping music of the late "50s and early 60s." Drummer Pete Henniger, at 57, is the youngest of the Elderlies. After studying engineering and business administration at Central Texas College and UT Arlington, he currently works as a general contractor. Lancaster Plumbing owner, Zane Lancaster, plays rhythm guitar. He enjoys singing lead and harmonies of tunes from the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys. His wife Libby is the group's sound engineer. Clark Corbin specializes on vocals and electric bass, and is especially fond of fast paced rock-a-billy tunes from the likes of Buddy Holly and early Elvis. When he's not making music, Clark does custom decorative welding. One of his creations is a giant replica of Stevie Ray Vaughn's Stratocaster. Retired coach and former Abilene Christian University football star, Trent Lancaster, has also sung tenor in a barbershop quartet, "The Local Yokels." He is the group's principal guitarist and sings lead on the beautiful melodies of Roy Orbison and The Platters. Robbis Storm, at 73 and oldest of the Elderly Brothers, plays keyboard, guitar, and blues harmonica. Retired from 42 years in the hamburger business; he loves Elvis and Chuck Berry, as well as, bluesy artists like Jimmy Reed and Sam Cooke. https://www.gatesvillecountrymusichalloffame.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205238293 205238293