LeRoy Mack & Gloryland
LeRoy has been involved in bluegrass music for over fifty years. He plays the Dobro guitar (resonator guitar) and has traveled the world singing and playing his music. In 1961 He was on the Andy Griffith TV Show with “The Country Boys” AKA “The Kentucky Colonels. LeRoy was the co-founder of “The Born Again Bluegrass Band” who were together for 31 years. LeRoy Mack McNees is the recipient “Los Angeles treasures award” for outstanding contributions to the city of Los Angeles in the area of Bluegrass music. He has recorded with John Denver, Vince Gill, Andy Griffith and many others. He has five C.D’s currently available.
Gloryland is the name of the new group LeRoy has assembled. Each member of the band is a very accomplished player with many years of experience, and each one has a deep love for the music. The music of Gloryland features original songs, traditional bluegrass favorites, Gospel music, and lots of humor.
Craig Wilson was a member of The Born Again Bluegrass Band for 15 years and continues to be very active in the bluegrass community. Craig is a master luthier of very high-quality mandolins.
Jerry Kinkade plays mandolin and is one of the best tenor singer west of the Pecos. Jerry was a member of The Born Again Bluegrass Band for 8 years. He has written some fine bluegrass songs and recorded on several bluegrass projects.
Roger Phillips has been part of the California Bluegrass scene for over 35 years. He holds the record for the longest running bluegrass gig in California and maybe the world.
Charlie Davis is no newcomer to the music scene having been actively playing bass for the last 40 years. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Long Beach State University. He has experience as a producer and arranger with several worship music albums to his credit and is a long-time member of the Grace Baptist Symphony Orchestra.
LeRoy Mack – dobro; Craig Wilson – guitar, vocals; Jerry Kinkade – mandolin, vocals; Rodger Phillips – banjo, vocals; Charlie Davis – bass