Rehearsals at home are a whole lot of fun for the Dyck family, who enjoy sharing their passion for bluegrass, gospel, and traditional music, with appreciative audiences.
Going by the name of Lazy Creek Express, this family from Kenton has been singing together for 11 years. The group is comprised of father Dave, along with Peter (18), Anna (16), Talitha or “Lily” (14) and Brian (12). Mom Cathi also joins in from time to time.
Their instruments — guitar, stand-up bass, mandolin, banjo and dobro — add to harmony-rich vocals, and they have been performing in the area since 2012.
Cathi, who is the daughter of musicians, Irene and Brian Todd also of Kenton, said, “Bluegrass is probably one of the youngest and most diverse genres in music. Established in the 1940s by Bill Munro and Earl Scruggs, it has jazz, Irish, Celtic, and country leanings.”
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The band’s music is available on the CD “Longtime Traveller,” containing a gospel/bluegrass collection featuring traditional and original music. It was recorded in their living room by Brandon University undergraduate Dave Thiel. Visit lazycreekexpress.bandcamp.com for more information.