About Us

The Fiddleheads are a group of bluegrass-inspired, genre-crossing musicians from Dahlonega, Georgia.

Formed by frontman mandolin player Zak McConnell in the fall of 2009, the Fiddleheads first performed in front of a packed audience in Shott Auditorium of North Georgia College & State University in November of that year. They began to amaze crowds instantly, wowing them with renditions of traditional bluegrass ballads, modern rock, and songs from the pinnacle of 80′s pop music.

Michael Wallace and Jake Larios, with whom Zak had worked on previous occasions for various projects within the University’s music department, were natural choices to fill the band’s open spots for guitarist and banjoist. Each had long histories with bluegrass music, yet from varying backgrounds. To round out the then-quartet, Trygve Myers, longtime friend of Zak and past musical collaborator, was brought in to play bass – both stand up and electric.

The group continued to play gigs, weddings, and other concerts for the next year and a half. They have enjoyed perpetual growth and success, and added popular local vocalist Adam Kersh to their lineup in January of 2011. They continue to turn heads, impress audiences (recently on National Television), hone their style, and improve their skill as first rate musicians.

Email us for additional information about the band, or instructions on how to book the Fiddleheads for your next event.

37 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Your lead singer has an AWESOME sound!! I Love it!! “Forget You” Rocks!! I cant wait for yall to get a CD out there!! Good Luck!!

  2. If you haven’t already, you need to cut an album….even if it’s a cheapy in somebody’s basement. People will buy it!

  3. I was on The Walk in Panama City this past week when Adam led worship, and loved his voice. Since then, I’ve been listening to your music nonstop. You guys are AWESOME, I love everything about your band! Please make a CD, I promise I’ll buy it the day it comes out. Thanks so much for the music, and good luck on America’s Got Talent, I won’t miss an episode!

  4. I am so very proud of your success! I really enjoy your music
    and watching you on America’s Got Talent, as well as u-tube. I also want to purchase a CD!
    Best wishes to you all!
    Rosalie Cambron
    Zac’s Third Grade Teacher

  5. Hi Guys, I loved the attempt to bluegrass Michael, it shows a great deal of creativity. Let me know when you cut a CD.

    Good Luck,

  6. I watched you tonight on AGT also, and I have to admit, I liked you better before you listened to all those judges and other people.
    I think that your band members are missing out on a huge opportunity to offer some wicked backup vocals and really give the group a reason to be appreciated as a group….too many vocalists are now hiring studio musicians, and they are as good as you guys…however…if your group also sings, it gives the band another solid dimention and the group more debth.
    I would really like to see you guys go through to the finals…good luck and I will be watching.

  7. Trygve, I just couldn’t believe that it was you on AGT. You guys did an awesome rendition of “Forget You”. From JCS to national stardom–wow! JCS former mom : )

  8. You guys are crazy good. I love the renditions, the vocals, and instrumentals! Where do I buy some music? I thought you were great on AGT! Hope to hear more aboutyou guys in the future!

  9. My husband and I were super sad you guys didn’t make it. He said it was the best rendition of “Billie Jean” he’s ever heard. PLEASE MAKE A CD!

  10. Absolutely SMASHING rendition of Billie Jean – never mind what the judges say; the audience was on its feet throughout and we were rockin’ to the music at home! We want MORE!!! Just love your sound; make a cd and make sure an extended version of Billie Jean is on it!!! Let me know when it’s available!

  11. You’d love Walnut Valley Music Festival and they’d love you! Launching pad for many nationally popular groups and best place for bluegrass picking ever! I bet each of you all’s set would be packed!

  12. Crazy good band !I don’t think a certain someone judge from America’s got Talent was very kind ! I am a Georgia Native and love what you guys do with your music ! Your talents shines far ! You can do all types of a music with your take on it ! Insanley talented ! You have my vote ! When and where can we enjoy you live ??!!

  13. You were my favorite on Amerca’s Got Talent. Please tour and make albums…..you are very talented and the audience went crazy.

    Good luck

  14. You guys have an awesome sound. I love the way you meld mindless pop into soulful bluegrass. Keep it up and get that album out here. There’s a whole world waiting to see what you can give us!

  15. Bonjour,
    désolé ça sera en français (;-) Sorry!) Il était 3h du matin quand je suis tombée par hasard sur vous sur Youtube…. et 2h plus tard je crois que j’ai fait le tour…. Alors ce petit mot pour vous dire qu’ensemble vous ètes géniaux, restez vous; simples et inspirés…. Je vous souhaite une longue carrière devant vous en espérant que vos futurs albums arriveront jusqu’en France!!! ;-) Dans tous les cas … c’est bon ! Vous tournez sur le facebook France et Italie …. Good luck!!! bye!! Céline…

  16. i’ve been checking the net and itunes periodically for just this event. i love the blue grass feel in the pop songs. it’s amazing.

  17. You guys are actually doing bluegrass a great service. When people hear their favorite songs bluegrass style, they’ll grow to love bluegrass, and the world will accept bluegrass as warmly as it once did! You guys are saving the world!

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