Meet the Band

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Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice Band Member Biographies 

Junior Sisk: Vocals, Guitar, Band Leader.
Hometown:
Ferrum,Virginia
Birthday: 11-06-64
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, etc.
Marital Status: Married (wife Susan) Children: Stepson-Patrick. Daughter-in-law Gina Grandbabies, Kile & KhloeType Instrument Played: 1947 Martin Guitar D-28Favorite Bluegrass Memory: Playing on stage with Dudley Connell at Musicians Against Childhood Cancer(MACC) in 2010.                                                                                    Awards and recognition:                                                                                           SPBGMA’s Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Honor, 2013.                            SPBGMA’s Album of the Year Award forThe Heart of A Song,2013.                     SPBGMA’s Song of the Year, “A Far Cry from Lester and Earl,” 2013.                                 IMBA’s Album of the Year,  “The Heart Of A Song,” 2012.
IBMA’s Song of the Year,  ”A Far Cry,” 2012.
SPBGMA Song of the Year for “A Train Without A Track” in 2011.                            SPBGMA’s Album of the Year for “Blue Side of the Blueridge” in 2010.

 


 Jason “Sweet Tater” Tomlin: Bass, Vocals.
Hometown: Amerst, Virginia
Birthday:01-16-89
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, and Bluegrass!Marital Status: Single
Children: None
Type Instrument Played: Bass 
Favorite Bluegrass Memory: Pickin’ at Galax
Awards and recognition’s: 2007 VFMA Male Vocalist   

 

 

 

 

Billy Hawks: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Hometown: Dobson, NC
Birthday:09-03-68
Hobbies: Farming, Hunting
Marital Status: Married (wife Danette Hanks)
Children:Three Daughters Dayna, Kayla, Addy
Type Instrument Played:Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass
Favorite Bluegrass Memory:Wayside Park, Stewart Va.
Awards and recognition:First Place Fiddle at Galax 2001.

 

 


 

 


Jason Davis: Banjo, Vocals
Hometown:
Ford, VA
Birthday:02-10-1988
Hobbies:Fishing, Hunting, Working Out, Old Gibson Banjos and Playing Music
Marital Status:Single
Children: None
Type Instrument Played: Banjo, Bass, and Guitar
Favorite Bluegrass Memory: Seeing The Lonesome River band for the first time when I was 12 years old.
Awards and recognition: My solo record was was nominated for IBMA instrumental album of the year in 2008.  I won the junior state banjo competition in 2002 and 2003.

 

 

 

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Johnathan Dillon- 18, from Wirtz, VA. Began playing at the age of 7.  Starting with Fiddle and Mandolin, then later moving on to Banjo, Guitar and Bass. He has traveled with his band The Johnathan Dillon Band, and played for 3 years with Michelle Nixon & Drive. He is now thrilled to be a member of Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice.