The talented brothers of Thorn Creek Express bring a rich and unique sound to the Inland Northwest. Since their debut six years ago, the four brothers have only heightened their level of musicianship taking up multiple instruments and refining their harmonies into a style they refer to as Newgrass Americana.
Lucas, now age 19 and a sophomore at the University of Idaho, plays acoustic guitar, dobro, and bass. He also sings lead and back up harmonies.
17 year old Austin is the band’s lead fiddle and mandolin player. He also helps out on dobro, and sings lead and backup harmonies.
Tyler, Austin’s identical twin, plays lead guitar, mandolin, along with vocals. Tyler is also an accomplished classical pianist.
The youngest brother Carson, now 14, started playing fiddle at age 7, but at age 11 fell in love with the banjo. Addictive best describes the banjo for Carson. He recently has added the harmonica to the list, and helps out on vocals, dobro, and fiddle when needed.
The brothers give much of the credit for their band’s success, including unique arrangements and sound to their teacher and mentor Michael ‘Doc’ Rosgen.