As a five-string bluegrass band, The Byrd Family is a heartwarming family of nine from southeast Alabama. Raised in the small town of Newville, this down-home group is characterized by their family harmony and mixed genre of bluegrass and bluegrass gospel. They started music by learning classical style in 2010, and in 2015 discovered their love for bluegrass. They currently enjoy traveling to bluegrass festivals, churches, and many other types of events.
Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. We hope you enjoy! For answers to your own questions, leave us a comment below.
We started in classical piano and violin music twelve years ago. After a few years of playing, our grandparents introduced us to bluegrass music. We then branched out with other instruments: guitar, mandolin, banjo, and upright bass.
We've been traveling around as a band for about six years.
None of our relatives play or sing.
We believe all talent comes from God, and we use ours to minister to others and glorify Him.
A violin has strings and a fiddle has straaangs. :)
No really. They're the same instrument, just different kinds of music. Violin is for classical and jazz while fiddle is for folk, country, and bluegrass.