Chris Martin hails from Northern Ohio and has been playing music for 34 years in various bands including 9 years with the popular Midwest band Harbourtown. He grew up in church playing piano and later developed a passion for Bluegrass. His influences started with the Stanley Brothers and later included Doyle Lawson, The Bluegrass Cardinals, Lonesome River Band along with several others. He plays nearly all bluegrass instruments and started playing with the 40 Years Late band in February 2017 on guitar, later moving to 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 including 9 years with the popular Midwest band Harbourtown. He grew up in church playing piano and later developed a passion for Bluegrass. His influences started with the Stanley Brothers and later included Doyle Lawson, The Bluegrass Cardinals, Lonesome River Band along with several others. He plays nearly all bluegrass instruments and started playing with the 40 Years Late band in February 2017 on guitar, later moving to 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. In 2009, they formed the band “New County Grass” and have toured Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. His musical heroes are Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Ron Stewart, Dan Tyminski, and Ronnie Bowman.

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. In 2009, they formed the band “New County Grass” and have toured Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. His musical heroes are Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Ron Stewart, Dan Tyminski, and Ronnie Bowman.

Jeremy Morris has been a member of Kim Robins and 40 Years Late since 2014. At 8 years old he won his first open-class banjo competition in Wisconsin. By the age of 10 he had assembled his own band titled “Jeremy Morris & The Harvest Road Band” and began to tour. He recorded his debut CD “A Young Man’s Journey” with Grammy Award Winner, Clay Hess at the ripe ole age of 13. Since then Jeremy has performed on stage with many national bands, including: Melvin Goins, James King, Karl Shiflett, Remington Ryde, Summertown Road, Clay Hess Band and many more. He has opened for The Grascals, the Little Roy & Lizzy Show and has been featured on RFD Television, WISH-TV, Hamilton County Family Magazine and in many newspapers and live radio broadcasts. His most memorable and inspiring moment came in 2009 when Jeremy had the opportunity to pick with the legend himself, the late Earl Scruggs. Jeremy currently resides in Yorktown, Indiana and plans to attend ETSU in 2018.

Jeremy Morris has been a member of Kim Robins and 40 Years Late since 2014. At 8 years old he won his first open-class banjo competition in Wisconsin. By the age of 10 he had assembled his own band titled “Jeremy Morris & The Harvest Road Band” and began to tour. He recorded his debut CD “A Young Man’s Journey” with Grammy Award Winner, Clay Hess at the ripe ole age of 13. Since then Jeremy has performed on stage with many national bands, including: Melvin Goins, James King, Karl Shiflett, Remington Ryde, Summertown Road, Clay Hess Band and many more. He has opened for The Grascals, the Little Roy & Lizzy Show and has been featured on RFD Television, WISH-TV, Hamilton County Family Magazine and in many newspapers and live radio broadcasts. His most memorable and inspiring moment came in 2009 when Jeremy had the opportunity to pick with the legend himself, the late Earl Scruggs. Jeremy currently resides in Yorktown, Indiana and plans to attend ETSU in 2018.

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 Muncie, 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. In 2011, Dewayne and Caleb Daugherty formed a band called Hard Tyme Bluegrass Band. That band took 6th place at the 2013 SPBGMA band competition. 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 Muncie, 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. In 2011, Dewayne and Caleb Daugherty formed a band called Hard Tyme Bluegrass Band. That band took 6th place at the 2013 SPBGMA band competition. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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