Hailing from the Ozark Mountains and the prairie lands of Missouri, Lindley Creek features Kathie Greer on guitar, songwriting, and vocals; husband John Greer on bass; daughter Katie Greer on mandolin, songwriting, and lead vocals; and son Jase Greer on fiddle, songwriting, and harmony vocals.

When their kids were young, Kathie and John Greer were seeking music that they could play around the house that the whole family could share. Gospel music was already in their life, but one day bluegrass music found its way into the mix, and it changed everything for the Greer Family. As the Greer clan’s talent vocally and on their respective instruments increased, they named themselves Lindley Creek after a creek not far from where John grew up and began to perform locally. Eventually, as the kids grew older, the group performed at festivals, in churches, and in small venues. There came a point, however, as their tour schedule continued to expand, that John had to decide to leave his day job. It was then the Greer Family knew they were all in. Lindley Creek had become a full-time, traveling band.

They set out to record an album reflecting their growth as artists, and from the beginning, they knew who they wanted as their producer, fiddle great Jim VanCleve.

Jase Greer boldly sought out VanCleve for an online fiddle lesson as a teenager, and made the connection with the accomplished music veteran. After heading to Nashville to meet with Jim, he offered to produce an album for the Greer family and with that they began work immediately.

The end result is Lindley Creek’s impressive recording: Freedom, Love and the Open Road. With special guests Rob Ickes, Jason Moore, Seth Taylor, Aaron Ramsey, Todd Phillips, and Cia CherryHolmes brought in as studio aces, the final project represents the album that Lindley Creek has wanted to make all along. This album features an excellent selection of songs chosen for the project along with original cuts written by Kathie and Jase Greer. Tight and smooth family harmonies are present on the recording, a phenomenon that only kin can share due to shared accents and intuition. But more than anything else, this album showcases the lead singing talents of Katie Greer.

With the release of Lindley Creek’s critically-acclaimed debut album Freedom, Love and the Open Road in 2020, it marked the band’s first venture onto the national Bluegrass scene. Since that point, they’ve continued their steady growth by showing up on the charts and also being nominated for multiple IBMA Momentum Awards. The follow-up is the sophomore release Whispers In The Wind, which serves as the perfect next chapter. The project saw the band connecting with Jim VanCleve again, who was in the helm of the producer’s chair again. The band was also able to bring their creativity to new heights, recording a selection of material that pushed each member’s musicianship to the next level. The record was officially released in the summer of 2023.



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