Chris Martin hails from Northern Ohio and has been playing music for 34 years in various bands. He grew up in church playing piano, but later developed a passion for bluegrass. His influences started with the Stanley Brothers and later included, Doyle Lawson, The Bluegrass Cardinals, Lonesome River Band and several others. Chris started playing with the 40 Years Late band in February of 2017, on guitar but quickly moved to his preferred instrument, the upright bass. He currently resides in the South Bend, Indiana area. When not traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife, April and kids- Sherri, Shelbi, Kyle, Emma, and Sadie.

Chris Martin hails from Northern Ohio and has been playing music for 34 years in various bands. He grew up in church playing piano, but later developed a passion for bluegrass. His influences started with the Stanley Brothers and later included, Doyle Lawson, The Bluegrass Cardinals, Lonesome River Band and several others. Chris started playing with the 40 Years Late band in February of 2017, on guitar but quickly moved to his preferred instrument, the upright bass. He currently resides in the South Bend, Indiana area. When not traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife, April and kids- Sherri, Shelbi, Kyle, Emma, and Sadie.

Kyle Estep is best known as the singer and guitar player from the popular Michigan based band, New County Grass, a family band he enjoys with his brother and father. Kyle was born and raised in the Lansing, Michigan area and grew up playing music his father, Duane Estep. His musical heroes are Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Ron Stewart, Dan Tyminski, and Ronnie Bowman. When not playing music, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and 2 young sons, Preston and Wyatt.

Kyle Estep is best known as the singer and guitar player from the popular Michigan based band, New County Grass, a family band he enjoys with his brother and father. Kyle was born and raised in the Lansing, Michigan area and grew up playing music his father, Duane Estep. His musical heroes are Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Ron Stewart, Dan Tyminski, and Ronnie Bowman. When not playing music, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and 2 young sons, Preston and Wyatt.

Dewayne Guffey started out his bluegrass journey on guitar when he was only 4 years old. By the age of 12, he switched to the mandolin and has been playing that ever since. He was born and raised in New Castle, Indiana, but has recently moved to Moreland, Indiana. Over the years he has played with many great bluegrass groups including, Gary Poe and Classic Grass, Walt Stone and the Back-Porch Pickers, B.G. Express, Elvis Whittaker and the Grass Pickers, New Outlook, and many others.  Dewayne is a very accomplished mandolin player with a wonderful personality. He brings a lot of fun to the 40 Years Late band and we are so glad to have him on board.

Dewayne Guffey started out his bluegrass journey on guitar when he was only 4 years old. By the age of 12, he switched to the mandolin and has been playing that ever since. He was born and raised in New Castle, Indiana, but has recently moved to Moreland, Indiana. Over the years he has played with many great bluegrass groups including, Gary Poe and Classic Grass, Walt Stone and the Back-Porch Pickers, B.G. Express, Elvis Whittaker and the Grass Pickers, New Outlook, and many others. Dewayne is a very accomplished mandolin player with a wonderful personality. He brings a lot of fun to the 40 Years Late band and we are so glad to have him on board.

Josh was first exposed to bluegrass music at 11 years old after hearing Tom Holt and the Boys from Indiana. He explains “the music made my hairs stand up.” Josh was heavily influenced by the Stanley Brothers, JD Crowe and many others. His dad was a huge supporter of his music and his mom still supports him to this day. Josh said, “I am very excited to be a part of Kim Robins and 40 Years Late once again. I am proud of Kim and I look forward to the future of the band as we grow and learn new material.” Josh currently lives in Indianapolis and works for Koorsen Fire and Security.

Josh was first exposed to bluegrass music at 11 years old after hearing Tom Holt and the Boys from Indiana. He explains “the music made my hairs stand up.” Josh was heavily influenced by the Stanley Brothers, JD Crowe and many others. His dad was a huge supporter of his music and his mom still supports him to this day. Josh said, “I am very excited to be a part of Kim Robins and 40 Years Late once again. I am proud of Kim and I look forward to the future of the band as we grow and learn new material.” Josh currently lives in Indianapolis and works for Koorsen Fire and Security.