Jeff Amburn - Guitar

Jeff Amburn

 

 

 

As the son of a Baptist preacher, it seems I was always in church growing up. Hearing heartfelt gospel music has always been a special part of my life. I picked around on a cheap guitar as a kid but never thought anything would come of it. In 2005, I got my first Martin guitar as a birthday gift, and my Sunday School class bought guitar lessons as a Christmas gift. Shortly after, I began taking lessons from Justin Moses. I’m honored to be part of Rocky Flatts and to work for the Lord through bluegrass music.

 

 

I have been around bluegrass music all of my life, but to be honest, I never really cared much for it. My dad played the banjo while I was growing up and hearing it all of the time really burned me out. In 2001 I was playing drums for a band and we would do two sets; one rock and one bluegrass. In order to play both sets, I decided to take up the dobro. Through lots of guidance from my dad and good friend Johnny, I was on my way. I still have a lot to learn, but I keep pressing on every day. I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for saving me from my sins, my wife and daughter for all of the love and support, and my mom, dad, and sister for their encouragement.

Dustin Atkins - Dobro

Jeff Amburn

Brent Best - Bass

Brent Best

 

I would like to thank the Lord for saving my soul and for the opportunity to be with Rocky Flatts. The son of a preacher, I have been raised in church and music all of my life. My family and I have always sung gospel music, but l always have had a love for bluegrass. My papaw got me into bluegrass when I was little, and from then on I have been hooked. I have been playing bass and other instruments since the age of nine. I thank God for giving me the talent to sing and play, but I thank Him most for opening the door for me to reach out to people through Rocky Flatts.

 

First and foremost I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for saving my soul and giving me the opportunity to be a part of this band. I started taking guitar and some banjo lessons in 1994 from Darrell Atkins. Around 1997 I started taking banjo lessons from E.C. Miller in Elizabethon, TN. While an undergraduate in Johnson City, I had the opportunity to play with a lot of great pickers in the ETSU bluegrass program. After taking a seven year hiatus from picking, I started picking with Rocky Flatts in March 2007. I am a Sunday School teacher at Mt. Zion Baptist church and my wife Kristi and I serve as youth leaders. I also want to thank Kristi for all her support and patience. Thanks also to my family and church family at Mt. Zion for your prayers and support. Special thanks to my daughter Katie for being my biggest fan.

Jason Miller - Banjo

Jeff Amburn

Rusty Watson - Mandolin

Jeff Amburn

 

I was just a young boy when I got my start in music. I played the piano at Mt. Calvary church and sang for the Lord. Many people have influenced me and my decisions in life. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the reason that I love to sing because He puts a song in my heart. I would like to thank my wife, Kristi, for her continued love and support even when times are hard. Also, thanks to my children Kyla and Silas for their big smiles and hugs. To my parents, thanks for always being there for me and raising me up to be the man that I am today. Thanks to my grandpa for his encouragement to never give up doing your best for the Lord, even when everything is going bad. Thanks to the band for putting up and being patient with me. Thanks to all of the area churches that have supported us and will continue to support us.

 

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