NASH LYLE: Fiddle, Guitar, Octave Mandolin, Harmonica, Vocals
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FRANK TICE: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Badhran, Whistles, Vocals
Frank, the bands chronological middle-child, started his music career in the mid 1970's as a blues bass player and soon "graduated" to acoustic guitar. Over the next few years, playing with various folk and bluegrass groups in high school and college, he added mandolin and banjo to his musical arsenal. In the 1980's Frank co-founded a regionally well regarded Old time/Celtic group "Hobson's Choice", who's ten year run found them playing across the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, including multiple appearances on South Carolinas Educational television and a featured performance at South Carolinas Piccolo Spoleto Festival. During the Hobson's Choice days, Frank added whistles, flute & bodhran to his repertoire. In the early 1990's Frank gave up music performances for nearly 15 years to focus on family & careers until May of 2007 when long time friend and musical accomplice, Nash Lyle coaxed him into joining in for a short set at Andrew Jackson State Park. Joining Frank and Nash for that evening's show was a fiddle student of Nash's, Zach Lemhouse, and Whippoorwill was born. Frank and his wife of 30 years, Cissy, are the proud parents of three sons (Geoff, Cason, and Rob) and two Granddaughters (Aimee, and Allyson) all of whom are quite musical in their own right.
ZACH LEMHOUSE: Fiddle, Stroh Violin, Hardanger violin, Cigar Box Fiddle, Vocals
Zach, the youngest member of the band, started playing the violin when he was seven years old. He took classical lessons until the age of fourteen when he was introduced to traditional fiddle music. He began taking fiddle lessons from local fiddle instructor Nash Lyle. The two became fast friends. Zach began playing with Nash's band, Whippoorwill, in late 2007 for a small set at Andrew Jackson state park where he met Frank Tice. Besides Nash, Zach has studied under Dr. John Turner and Mr. David Gardner both of whom have been awarded the title of national Scottish fiddling champion. Both Dr. Turner and David Gardner teach at the Jink & Diddle school of Scottish fiddle which is held annually in the Mountains of North Carolina. Besides Celtic and Old-time music Zach also plays bluegrass with local bluegrass group Easy Pickin's. Zach is currently a student at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, pursuing a degree in History Education. He has effectively combined his love of history and fiddle music by playing traditional, period correct 18th century music for local re-enactments at Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Brattonsville.