The Coleman Brothers and The Lone Star Boys, Oct. 21, 2016
Oct. 21, 2016, The Coleman Brothers, Craig Coleman is on the left (mandolin/vocals), Corey Coleman on the right (fiddle/guitar). Craig and Corey are part of this five-piece band called The Lone Star Boys. Dr. Craig Coleman served as superintendent of schools for Harleton ISD from 2007, but to bluegrass fans, he?s just a great mandolin player. Self-taught East Texas musicians, Craig formed the band with younger brother Corey when they were teenagers. Tired of not making any money, they went to college to pursue careers outside of music. Corey Coleman plays fiddle and is the lead singer. Corey compliments his singing abilities with his old-time fiddle style. Bluesy and soulful, Corey's fiddle adds to the vocals without distracting from the brother-style harmonies that are the backbone of the group. Bill Monroe once invited the brothers to play for the Grand Ole Opry?s Fan Fair Bluegrass Show. They?ve played at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, and won second place in the Fan?s Choice Band Contest presented by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America. The band shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, the Dixie Chicks, Dr. Ralph Stanley, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, and many others. They?ve recorded four albums of traditional bluegrass and original music. Alan Tompkins is an avid bluegrass fan and established banjo and acoustic bass player. A native of western Kentucky, Alan moved to Texas in 1983 to earn an MBA from SMU and went on to become a licensed attorney and CPA in Texas. He played southern gospel and country music extensively before and during his college years. We don?t have space to include his admirable and extensive professional and music biography on this program. Kaleb Anderson, banjo player for the band, a native of Carthage, TX. He found a love of bluegrass at a very early age. His hard-driving bluegrass banjo makes a great addition to the group. The Colemans say, ?We are really proud to have him with us.? Michael Morrison began playing guitar at the age of two. At the tender age of six, Michael had the opportunity to play on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Michael won the Texas State Guitar championship at age 15 and placed in the top five at the National Competition in Winfield Kansas at age 17. He toured the country playing music with a number of nationally recognized bands. Michael isn?t a regular band member, but plays extensively with The Coleman Brothers and The Lone Star Boys.