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.
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