The Zepp Family, Thu.
"Here's an Acoustic Roadshow recipe for entertainment! Add 4 parts family, 3 part harmony, 4 acoustic instruments, mix with Bluegrass Gospel, and you'll have The Zepp Family Band. These kids are just oozing talent!" - Butch Imhoff, Acoustic Roadshow
"These kids are the real deal. I know they will be singing on the Opry stage one day!"
- Val Minett, Founder and Chair, Listen Live Music
The Zepp Family Band plays original and traditional bluegrass gospel on guitar, fiddle, bass, and mandolin. The two sisters and two brothers are the eldest of ten children and range in age from 16 to 21. Listening to them harkens you back to earlier days of AM radio shows, with vocals drenched in raw emotion, pure acoustic instruments and blood harmonies weaving through often hopeful, sometimes woeful tales, all to a steady bass beat. Rebekah, the lead singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar palyer, has a whole mountain in her voice with inflections and stylings often eluded by singers much her senior and with far more experience. Bailey, fiddle player, songwriter and harmony singer, effortlessly leads the band thru complicated arrangements and plays with perfect pitch and diction. She takes the listener through passages and changes with refreshingly original voicings. Noah provides the steady signature bass backbone to the band and occasionally adds trumpet and vocals. Shaun completes their sound with leads and rhythm on his mandolin and is the writer of the title track of their latest release "Krossing Kentucky"
The Zepp Family Band formed in October 2010 when they performed "Only Trust Him" at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Barto, PA. They have since put together many more Gospel and Traditional Bluegrass songs, as well as originals, and routinely play concerts, festivals, at open mics, nursing homes and churches. They are all homeschooled, which gives them more time to practice. The ZFB has just release their sophmore CD entitled "Krossing Kentucky" which features 14 traditional and original tracks
The two girls, Bailey and Bekah performed and sang together for several years prior at church, and in 2010 convinced their brothers, Noah and Shaun, to join them onstage. Since then, they've opened for Tony Trischka, performed on the showcase stage at bluegrass festivals, and have steadily increased their skills and built on their strong musical foundation. The Zepp Family Band is in demand at area festivals, fairs and churches and it's only a matter of time before they will be hitting the radio airwaves and taking to the road.