BOYS FROM CAROLINA BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC 

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Chuck Schutte began  playing Rock and Roll music around 12 years old also playing Trumpet for many years.  He was lucky enough , with his Rock and Roll band to win several Talent shows which ended with meeting and playing on stage with Arthur Smith back in the 60's.  Back in the early 70's he was invited to go to a bluegrass festival where he saw and heard the Seldom Scene for the first time and was hooked.  Through a musical friend and teacher, Chuck purchased a guitar and banjo and started his bluegrass career.   After seeing and hearing Jerry Douglas on stage, Chuck fell in love with the Resonator Guitar and began learning the guitar practicing four hours a day for over one year to learn as much as possible.  In the early 90's he founded the Friends in Bluegrass band and several years later, The Boys From Carolina Band.

 
Doug McDonald is a native of Sampson County , NC where he currently resides just outside of Dunn. He started playing bluegrass at the age of 7 when he picked up the guitar and by the age of 12 a banjo found its way into his hands. In the late 70’s he and his brothers formed a bluegrass group called the McDonald Brothers. In the 90's he and his brother formed a group called Steel Creek where he played banjo and sang lead and tenor and started writing songs. A little later in life he picked up the mandolin and played with several groups out of  Virginia .  He now brings his talent to the Boys From Carolina where he plays the banjo and guitar and performs several original compositions


Wright Young was raised on a Country Farm loving Country Music. Each week he looked forward to listening to The Grand Old Opry on Saturday night radio and going to Grandpa and Grandma's house to just look at and hold Grandma's Silvertone guitar and Grandpa's fiddle.His high school & college years included eight years of piano (for mama) and numerous guitars for himself. .His early working career introduced him to a Bluegrass Banjo picker with whom he attended his first Bluegrass Music Festival and fell in love with the music and the Mandolin.from that point on, many Bluegrass Festival's "Parking Lot Pickin"opportunities became his teacher. Wright's Bluegrass career includes stints with The Eno Rambler's Band, The Friends In Bluegrass and in 2004 he became a member of The Boys From Carolina. Wright plays Mandolin, Guitar and Fiddle and sings Lead, Baritone and Tenor.


Myles Tart  was born into a family of gospel musicians and singers. When he was a child he attended Southern Gospel concerts with his father every chance Ihe got. He grew up listening to The Statesmen, The Blackwood Brothers, the original Oak Ridge Boys, and many other Southern Gospel quartets, and  started focusing on the tight harmonies that they all used in their singing.  Hovie Lister was the piano player for The Statesmen Quartet and he was his inspiration to start playing piano at age seven. He was one of my idols in music. Myles played southern rock, blues and other rock styles in his late teens and early twenties with local bands professionally. In 1977 Ihestarted playing bluegrass music  with a friend while living in Granville County, N.C., playing the upright bass. Myles had the privilege of playing with Jim Mills when first started playing bluegrass.  Myles had the bluegrass bug ever since. It is a humbling honor to have been asked to play with The Boys From Carolina.