Since 1981 at the beginning of the band, it has had
several different members. Below are some photos
of the different members and places played.
One of the early pictures of the group Southern Grass
which was our original name. Front row, Evette Lewis,
Abe Weaver, Doyle Richardson, back row, Eric Lewis,
Alfred Denny, Keith Turner. Eric Lewis and Keith
Turner were part of the original group in 1981
We have won many contests and awards in our many years of
music. Here is our group Southern Grass, we had won 1st
place in a contest at Salem, Ark. Members: Doyle Richardson,
banjo, Scott Shipley, mandolin, Eric Lewis, guitar and a friend
Mr. Sears on bass.
One of the many festivals we played each year. This is a
festival we played at West Plains, Mo at the H.O.B.A.
(Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Assn.) members are then
Dallas Davis, fiddle, Doyle Richardson, banjo, Scott Shipley,
mandolin, Eric Lewis, guitar & Chuck Richardson, bass
In the earlier days of the band, we were members of SPBGMA
(Society for the preservation of bluegrass music of America)
this picture appeared in the SPGBMA picture book.
Chuck Richardson, bass, Dallas Davis, fiddle, Doyle Richardson,
banjo, Scott Shipley, mandolin, Eric Lewis, guitar.
Our group performing at the Civitan at Paragould, Ark.
In this picture are some different members of the group,
Doyle Richardson, banjo, Janet Davis, bass, Joe Davis,
fiddle/mandolin, Eric Lewis, guitar.
Another festival we played at H.O.B.A. bluegrass park in West
Plains, Mo. Doyle Richardson, banjo, Joe Davis, fiddle, Janet
Davis, Bass, Eric Lewis, guitar.
Our group in concert performing for the crowd at Gainesville,
Missouri, for "Hootin' in Hollerin" in 1988.
We performed for the 4th of July festivities at Squires, Mo. 1988
We were fortunate to get to play warmup show for Bill Monroe
& Jim & Jesse at the Mountain Music Jubilee Theatre in West
Plains, Mo. in 1987 and Bill invited us to play the Fan Fair at Nashville. Doyle Richardson, banjo, Larry Shipley, bass, Scott
Shipley, mandolin, Eric Lewis, guitar.