BOYS FROM CAROLINA BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC 

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Chuck Schutte    Dobro          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.     After seeing and hearing Jerry Douglas on stage,  Chuck fell in love with the Resonator Guitar and began learning the guitar practicing for hours a day.  Started the Boys From Carolina Band in 1997.


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..

      

Larry Nunnery – Rhythm Guitar      Raised in rural Bladen County, NC, I was fortunate to be surrounded by an extended musical family. Country music was the fare of the day. My uncles and cousins had a band that played local high school auditoriums on Saturday nights and a radio show on a local station. Then my musical tastes gravitated to folk and early rock. In the mid 80’s, I came across the Seldom Scene and I was hooked. The acoustic instrumentation and tight harmonies sealed the deal. I have been a part of several bluegrass bands including Lonesome Pine, Willow Branch Bluegrass Band and a member of the Boys From Carolina since 2005.



Ricky Matthews     Banjo      Ricky Matthews was raised in Bunnlevel, North Carolina, a little community just 15 minutes north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. His love for music started when he was just a small boy. He followed in the footsteps of his father, the infamous Smokie Matthews, a fiddle player, who was well renowned and respected by all bluegrass, country, and square dance musicians of Central North Carolina. Ricky started out playing bass for his father and fellow musician friends of his father when he was in his teens. But once Ricky saw the great Earl Scruggs play the five string banjo, he was hooked. He started playing the banjo and became one of the best in the bluegrass genre. He is widely known as a tried and true traditional bluegrass musician in North Carolina and is a great addition to The Boys From Carolina Band. 


Myles Tart   Bass  Guitar      My love for music started when I was probably five or six years. My parents, along with one of my aunts sang in a gospel trio as early as I have childhood memory. They sang at the North Carolina Annual Singing Convention in Benson, North Carolina when I was growing up. They also sang occasionally on WCKB radio station in Dunn, North Carolina. I was born into a musical family. My father attended every Southern Gospel singing concert within a days drive from home and he would take me with him. At the age of seven, I became captivated by the musical genious of the late Hovie Lister of the Statesmen Quartet, and was inspired to start piano lessons. I played keyboards in top 40 bands in my late teens and early 20s, but I started playing bluegrass music about 43 years ago and I have loved it ever since.