Doug Moerschfelder (Lead, Harmony vocals, Guitar, dobro) resides in Hagersville, On. with his wife Cindy, nominated for 'MALE VOCALIST' IN 2009, 2010, 2011 & most recently 2012 and is there any doubt with his powerful voice, he has a wide range that can be strong and forceful on any song or gentle on many others. Dougs background is gospel often playing with Earl Sault on 100 Huntley Street until he met Stefan at a Bluegrass Festival who convinced him to team up with him in a Bluegrass band.
Stefan Van Holten (Banjo, Lead, Harmony vocals) not only plays the banjo with a hard driving style of his own but is a prolific songwriter with songs such as Red Hill Creek, Love Went Away, Lost Time and recorded on their Gospel cd ‘Time Has Come’ and now on their latest released double cd titled 'Just What I Need' as well as many others, this has earned Stefan nominations for 'BEST COMPOSER' & 'BEST BANJO PLAYER' (2010, 2011, 2012) and Stefan was awarded BEST COMPOSER in 2010. Additionally plays the guitar and harmonica. Stefan resides in Mount Hope, On. with his wife Diana.
JOE ROHRER (Bass, Harmony) Joe has been around bluegrass for years, and has spent all his free time playin' bluegrass, huntin' fishin' and trappin'.(typical red neck )Joe sums himself up with this "between ol' wusername and myself, we have three kids,and six grandkids two step grandkids,and one great grandkid. born in port rowan, (still workin' on spendin' my whole life here) P.S. Probably most popular for his daily quotes on Facebook. ** Parental discretion advised.
A few lines to express my thanks to some of the best musicians with
whom I have ever shared the stage. Thanks to Stef, Doug, Joe and also
Randy, Gary, and Pete. I believe we did it about as well as it can be
done, and I would have liked it to go on forever,
but the road takes its toll and priorities change.
I will miss the music, but not nearly as much as I will miss all the wonderful
people I met along the way. Of course this is not the end of playing music;
only a change of direction. I wish all the best for the band. Bill Koop
Male Vocalist ~ Doug Moerschfelder
Banjo Player ~ Stefan Van Holten
***AWARDED*** Vocal Group
***AWARDED*** Gospel Group
**HONORABLE MENTION** Composer ~ Stefan Van Holten
Recording ~ ’TIME HAS COME’
Entertainer ~ Bill Koop
***NOMINATED IN 2010 AT THE CENTRAL CANADIAN BLUEGRASS AWARDS (CCBA) IN THE FOLLOWING 8 CATEGORIES***
***AWARDED*** BEST VOCAL GROUP
***AWARDED*** BEST GOSPEL GROUP
***AWARDED*** BEST OVERALL GROUP
***AWARDED*** MOST PROMISING GROUP
BEST MALE VOCALIST~DOUG MOERSCHFELDER
BEST BANJO PLAYER~STEFAN VAN HOLTEN
***AWARDED*** BEST COMPOSER~STEFAN VAN HOLTEN
BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR~2ND TIME IN A ROW~THE GRASS ‘LOOKS’ GREEN
R'n'R had numerous nominations in 2009 & 2010 and has just been awarded for the first time at the CCBA's (Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards) in 2010 in the following categories....
MOST PROMISING GROUP
There is no doubt that Rhyme'n'Reason has captured their audience and that this group of men with their powerful harmonies and instruments have found the secret to a Bluegrass & Gospel band that will continue to keep crowds entertained.
This band is BLUEGRASS WITH CLASS!!
***NOMINATED IN 2009 FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE CENTRAL CANADIAN BLUEGRASS AWARDS (CCBA) FOR THE FOLLOWING 5 CATEGORIES***
MALE VOCALIST~DOUG MOERSCHFELDER
MOST PROMISING GROUP
RECORDING~THE GRASS LOOKS GREEN