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), Jesse Daniel (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 Anita Fisher Band, Randy Kohrs and The Lites, The Larry Stephenson Band, and David Davis and The Warrior River Boys 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: email@example.com
Jesse Daniel (mandolin & vocals): Jesse was born in Fyffe, AL and now lives in Pisgah, AL with his wife Sheenia. Jesse was raised with bluegrass music all around, and he has been steeped in it's deep roots. While in college studying to become a teacher, he played a short stint with The Anita Fisher Band. His path soon crossed with Jason Wilborn (now his brother-in-law), Stacey Peek, and Ronnie Stiefel. They were local players in his area and he began playing regularly with them. He then took a job with Randy Kohrs, but soon met members of Volume Five and quickly jumped on board with them. He has been playing full-time with Volume Five since it's inception, and dazzles audiences with lightning fast, clean picking everywhere he goes. He enjoys spending time with his wife, and competing against her at Nintendo Wii. He also credits his father Fost Daniel, and his mother Suzie Daniel, for their support. "My dad is a great songwriter and has always encouraged me to keep pushing and practicing until I got things right....Thanks Dad." His grandfather Dean Daniel was also an influence on Jesse when he was a young boy. Jesse teaches and coaches at Section High School, and he is two inches taller than Stacey Peek. Jesse plays a Sim Daley Classic F Style Mandolin. "My mandolin is a part of me, and Sim's craftmanship impresses me every time I pick it up. I could not be more tickled to have this mandolin." To visit Sim, and see his wonderful mandolins go to this link: www.simdaley.com. Jesse uses D-addario J-74's and uses a 93mm pick. 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.