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Crabgrass is a newly formed Bluegrass band in Ohio. They bring different genres of Bluegrass from traditional Bill Monroe to the more Contemporary styles like Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band and IIIrd Tyme Out to name a few. The band comes with a lot of history and strong vocals comprised of several different bands over the years.
Kevin Crabtree on the Mandolin and Fiddle singing lead and harmony vocals is no stranger to the Bluegrass scene having previously played with Just Bluegrass, Harbourtown and most recently Northwest Territory. Kevin makes him home in Mansfield, Ohio and has 3 children and 1 grandchild.
Andy Crabtree on the Banjo and Dobro singing lead and harmony vocals has been playing for a very long time just as his brother Kevin. They played together in their family Gospel band called Real Lite Grass many years ago. Prior to Crabgrass, Andy was part of Tug River and a Gospel group called Family Tradition. Andy and his wife, Jodie, live in Loudonville, Ohio and have 8 children and 6 grandchildren.
Billy Conley on Guitar singing lead and harmony vocals like the rest of the band is no stranger to the Bluegrass community having spent time with Harbourtown for a few short years then a stint with Timely Connection and Seldom Heard. He is married to his wife Brandi and has 3 children and 1 granddaughter.
Billy Sparks on Base and singing some harmony vocals is the newest member of Crabgrass. Plus ya sure can’t go wrong with that last name in bluegrass right?!! He has been playing for years and in the past has had two stints with Northwest Territory. Plus other favorite groups Cedar Bluff, Harbourtown, and Dakota. Billy lives in Delaware with his wife Donna whom he actually met at a Bluegrass festival!