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The best kept secret in music


"Dave Higgs"

"This is fine music which to my ear breaks new ground and immeasurably enriches the genre. Chris and Ty have written some magnificent new tunes and hard-driving instrumentals and have gathered some of the best in the business to help give them the flavor and majesty they deserve."

- WPLN-FM, Nashville, TN

"-Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine"

"Picks up where New Grass Revival left off and presents a genre busting, rock-and-roll energy that might appeal to fans of, say, Nickel Creek."

- -Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

"-Bluegrass Now Magazine"

"Man, what a roller-coaster ride of an album! Vocal numbers in the Newgrass vein, tasty instrumentals alternately bluegrass, folk, rock and jazz flavored, even a bona-fide bluegrass gospel number."

- -Bluegrass Now Magazine

"Dave Glasser"

"One of the freshest bluegrass records I've heard in the past year and I'm pleased that other folks obviously agree."

- -Dave Glasser (Airshow Mastering)


Candlewyck (Self Titled) 2001
Lootbeg (2005)


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Originally a guitar and mandolin group, Candlewyck soon became the title of a recording project that would feature Ty's original compositions and Chris’exciting mandolin style. While working on these songs Chris and Ty recruited the help of some talented friends such as banjoist Steve Dilling (IIIrd Tyme Out) and producer Art Bordeaux. As word spread about the Candlewyck CD, more and more people wanted to take part. Ultimately the CD became an all-star recording that features some of the finest talents in acoustic music. John Cowan (New Grass Revival), Joe Craven (David Grisman Quintet), Jim Hurst, Larry Rice and Michael Fath are just a few of the musicians that perform on the CD. Combining elements of rock, jazz and classical music, the Candlewyck project was recorded primarily at The Sound Farm studios in Charlotte with additional recording done in various other studios throughout North Carolina and Virginia. While this eclectic recording often hints at folk, country and popular music, it’s loaded with fresh ideas. The Candlewyck CD includes the hook-laden “Whatcha Gonna Say”, the touching “Little Jasper” and the gospel barn-burner “Firemen”.

The band prides itself on being one of a very few bluegrass groups to write, record and perform their own material. While Ty composes most of the group’s material, several tunes are collaborations with Chris such as "Firemen". “This will always be one of our favorite songs and was actually our first single released to radio where it did well” says Chris. They called on Lonesome River Band alumni Don to sing lead on the tune and it won Best Bluegrass Song at the 2002 Independent Music Awards--not a small feat considering the thousands of entries and the fact that the judges included Arturo Sandoval, Ricky Skaggs and Tom Waits.