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We're the Currey family and we play a variety of traditional bluegrass, old-time fiddle, roots country and gospel music. Like the seasons, our sound and performances are changing just a little bit each day. From the youngest to the oldest, we give it everything we've got. We really enjoy interacting with our audiences and get a lot of satisfaction in making folks smile, tap their feet, clap or even do a little dance. We hope you'll come and watch and listen and enjoy!
Why this name?
The band name is my Dad's family name (Currey) and my Mom's maiden name (Korn). We felt like it kinda fits the music we play, as well as represents two good family names that we're proud of!
Do you play live?
We perform mostly in mid-Missouri at local and regional events and festivals. More recently the Columbia Farmer's Market. The Farmer's Market is a great place to play, with an amazing variety of folks stoping by to listen. It's great to see the little kids dance when Sadie's playing a fiddle hoedown or John's blowing 'em away on his mandolin with Tennessee Blues.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet really gives us a chance to get our music out to folks that wouldn't have the opportunity to come to our local shows.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Sure, we'd love to work with a major label, but we're realistic and this is what we do together as a family, mostly for fun, but it's also a lot of work too.
Band History:
We perform mostly in mid-Missouri at fairs, festivals, community events and various public and private celebrations. If you're looking for a something to spice up your next event, I hope you'll give us a call or send an email. Here's a little "bio" on each of us:

Sadie, 16, is a fine young fiddler and has learned from some of Missouri's finest, including Howard Marshall and John White. She's also picked up a few things from bluegrass favorites Bobby Hicks and Kenny Baker. Sadie has rich voice and really shines on some of the old Carter family tunes, as well as with contemporary bluegrass.

John, 14, is really coming along on the mandolin and beginning to help out as our baritone harmony singer. He provides a steady chop and tasteful tremolo and works hard, though he doesn't particularly like to draw attention to himself.

Luke, 12, is dramatic and has a lot of energy and can sing and dance really well. He's also gradually getting up to speed on the banjo. He adds a lot to our performance with his good sense of humor and entertaining ways.

Sam, 9, is helping out on vocal parts and learning the upright bass on a few tunes. He really chips in when we need him to and we're enjoying discovering his strengths in the family band.

Maggie, 6, is a show-stealer with her big blue eyes. She helps out on the vocals and is learning how to be part of the performance.

Nancy likes to say she's muscially challenged, but besides playing the upright bass, she holds the family together like glue. She also helps out on backup vocals and keeps us on schedule, well, most of the time.

David (Daddy) was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He's played guitar since he was 12-years old and performed in one band or another, mostly in garages, back-portches and such. He caught the bluegrass bug in the late '70s and early '80s and took up the dobro also. One of his musical highlights was winning 1st place in the Rockygrass Dobro competition in 2000.

The family band didn't really start to take shape until David bought Nancy an upright bass on her birthday in the summer of 2001, shortly after we had moved from Arizona to Missouri. We started playing publicly in 2003.
Your influences?
Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Stanley Brothers, Carter Family, Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr., Josh Graves, Brother Oswald, Shot Jackson, Jim & Jesse, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Rob Ickes, Blue Highway, Jerry Douglas, Kenny Baker, Bobby Hicks, Stuart Duncan, Tony Rice, Barbara Lamb, Bob Wills, Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, John Hartford, Grandpa Jones, Johnny Cash, . . .
Favorite spot?
Home, sweet, home - 10 acres south of Columbia, Missouri
Equipment used:
Mossman Flinthills '76, Scheerhorn Resophonic, Weber Bittercreek, Engleherdt, Gold Tone Cripple Creek, and an old fiddle.
Anything else...?
It's not easy raising a family, much less a family band, these days. We really admire the full-time family bands out there making a living performing. Though we're not able to do that for now, we're always striving to improve and play with excellence.
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