Meet the Band

Riley Gilbreath -18

Bandleader (Banjo/Guitar/Vocals)

Riley has a strong passion for music and building relationships with people. He has dreamed of having his own band ever since he started playing at age 12. He is a multi-award winning musician and songwriter and hopes to continue building his music career far into the future.

Sam Smith - 20

Mandolin/Guitar

Sam is our super talented Mandolin player from Garland, TX.  Sam started playing guitar at the age of 7.  Riley and Sam met in 2017 at Gerald Jones' Acoustic Music Camp in Arlington, TX.  Sam is the 2021 Texas State Flat Pick Guitar Champion and the 2022 Mandolin Champion. We are so lucky to have Sam.  He also plays with his family band Red River Reunion.Add text

Leah Sawyer - 21

Fiddle/Vocals

Leah is our fiddle playing gem. She is currently a Senior at Oklahoma Wesleyan University majoring in The Music Business. She will be heading to Nashville in August. She is the National Twin Fiddle Champion with Ridge Roberts and World Junior Fiddle Champion.  Riley and Leah met at The Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie, Oklahoma in 2018.

John-Samuel May - 20

Bass/Vocals

John-Samuel is our bass player.  He and Riley met at the Glen Rose 3rd Weekend Show and Jam.  They later began playing together in Pearl, TX in the opening act along with John-Samuel's brother Ethan.  John-Samuel is very versatile being able to play every instrument well, especially guitar. He also plays with his brother in the May Brothers Band.