Volume Five is an exciting new band, and are blazing their own red-hot trail on the bluegrass scene. This group of talented performers consists of Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals), Patton Wages (banjo & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), Harry Clark (mandolin & vocals), and Jeff Partin (dobro, guitar & vocals).
Don't be surprised if these guys are familiar to the festival attendees, as each member of Volume Five has held tenure with a national touring band. Playing with such well known acts as Marty Raybon and Full Circle, The Roy's, The Larry Stephenson Band and Bradley Walker has helped each member of Volume Five hone his craft to perfection, while at the same time given each member the stage experience needed to entertain just about any crowd. The band started getting together casually at the beginning of 2008, and after a few short jam sessions, it was apparent that this band had something unique to offer.
While Volume Five is a traditional band, their soulful singing, dead-on harmonies, and precision picking set them apart from other bands of this style. They have received critical acclaim for their first project, Down In A Cell; and hope that you will enjoy their efforts on their second project "Children of the Mountains" which has been climbing up the charts since it was released.
Please Ask your local music promoters to book Volume Five because we would love to play for you in your hometown !
Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals): Glen has been around music since he was just a child. He started playing guitar at the age of nine and at about age fourteen began playing the fiddle. He played with numerous local bands while in high school, and later toured with several bands around the bluegrass circuit. In 2002, he began playing with country music artist Marty Raybon (former lead singer of the country supergroup Shenendoah), and toured with him for the next five years playing venues all across the nation and in several countries, as well as appearing on worldwide television and playing the hallowed Grand Ole Opry numerous times. After getting together with the guys in this band, in the latter part of 2007, he feels like he has found a musical home. "Nothing is better than playing music with friends as well as having them as band mates when everyone has the same vision for the band." Glen now lives in a small town in Northeast Mississippi called Luka (it sounds just like it is spelled). He has three children; a son Warren, and two daughters Jordan and Baylee. He has been married to his beautiful wife Michelle for nineteen years. He says that he has been blessed in his musical career, but most of all by his loving wife and children.
Chris Williamson (upright bass & vocals): Chris is from Homer Georgia, and has been playing music since he was 14. He spent two years touring with Randy Kohrs, and also plays with a local band "The Shoal Creek Band". Chris is the backbone of the band and his bass playing is always rock solid. He fits perfectly with everything Volume Five is trying to accomplish. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patton Wages (banjo/guitar & vocals): Patton was raised in Stockbridge, GA and began playing banjo at age 9. He was first influenced by Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe, and Terry Baucom, as well as Scott Vestal, having the opportunity to meet Scott at Everett's Music Barn shortly after his stint with Doyle Lawson. Patton then worked with the Georgia-based group "Lost Horizon," playing festivals around the southeast and making numerous appearances on national television. Patton then spent four years in Nashville sharing the stage with Marty Raybon and working at the Gibson Guitar Corp. OAI Division. He now lives in Mountain Rest, SC. Patton's interests include his son, Brayden, music and whatever comes up to pass the time. Email: email@example.com
Jeff Partin (guitar, dobro, vocals): The newest member of Volume Five, Jeff Partin lives in Ellijay, GA and has been playing since about age five. At age 19, he has already accomplished many great things in his musical career. He as been named the Georgia State Champion on dobro five consecutive times. He played the Grand Old Opry with Mike Snyder when he was only 13 years old. He has played with his family band The Partins for many years in churches and festivals, and has also played and recorded with Tony Ride, Terry Baucom, Mountain Heart and others. Jeff endorses Schoonoger dobros and Snake bars. He is an absolute monster on the instruments he plays, as well as a great singer.