The McReynolds Tradition
The McReynolds Tradition officially became a group in the summer of 2009 when siblings Amanda & Garrett McReynolds, cousin Luke McKnight and uncle Darin Lyons decided it was time for them to share the music they love with the world.
Amanda, Garrett and Luke are the fifth generation of McReynolds to carry on the family legacy of traditional music. A legacy which began with their great-great grandfather Charlie McReynolds, who was one of the first to record for RCA in Bristol, VA in 1927 on the historic “Bristol Sessions” with his band “The Bull Mountain Moonshiners”.
Music has always been an integral part of the McReynolds family tradition and that music has continued to be passed down through the generations; more specifically with grandfather and great uncle Jim and Jesse McReynolds (the legendary brother duet “Jim and Jesse”) and also with Garret and Amanda’s late father, Keith McReynolds (Jesse’s eldest son and former bass player for their band).
Luke, Amanda and Garrett are all grandchildren of Jesse McReynolds, long-time member of the Grand Ole Opry, multiple Grammy Award nominee, and inductee of the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Honor.
When the McReynolds Tradition is not touring; Luke, Amanda, and Garrett perform regularly with Jesse on the Grand Ole Opry, sharing the stage with some of the top names in country music, and at bluegrass festivals and concerts in the US and Canada in venues with audiences ranging from 1000 to 150,000.
They have recorded one CD with Jesse, “Family Harmony”, are currently recording a project of their own, and recently completed filming a pilot for a proposed network television show.
For more information on Jesse McReynolds, please click the link below.