On mandolin is the highly accomplished Zack Autry, son of Jeff Autry. While the instrument may be different than what his father plays, Zack’s attention to detail and precision is evidence that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Zack picked up the mandolin when he was eight years old and has since been lighting up stages with his musicianship.
Rounding out the group on banjo is the very talented and musically diverse, Curtis “Bum” Bumgarner, who recently joined the band’s live shows and a cross-country tour. Bumgarner’s banjo style easily adapts from hard-driving traditional bluegrass to the swing tunes the band showcases in their live performances. Curtis has quickly become a crowd favorite.
The mid-summer release of “The Test of Time” will be the band’s second project onPinecastle Records. The project title is fitting—the musical forte of the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry, continues to stand the test of time.