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The Deer Creek Boys were originally formed in 1999 when brothers Justin Tomlin (guitar) and Jason "Tater" Tomlin (bass) and best friend Cason Ogden (mandolin) started picking locally in their native Amherst, Virginia. Fast forward to the present-day, when the group has been reformed with the members much more experienced and polished. The group added North Carolina banjo picker Andy Lowe to round out their sound, and have been a festival favorite ever since re-emerging on the scene! With stints in Nothin’ Fancy, Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice, and the Bluegrass Brothers on the band's résumé, the Deer Creek Boys are a powerful blend of energetic pickin', hard-hitting harmonies, and top-notch songwriting.
Guitar player Justin Tomlin has been playing and singing bluegrass for over 15 years. He helped to form the Deer Creek Boys with Cason Ogden and his brother Jason Tomlin when he was 11 years old. He has played with the group Still-House and the popular award-winning group Nothin' Fancy. A prolific songwriter, Justin’s songwriting is at the core of the band’s sound. He enjoys golfing and pulling for UVA with his lovely wife Ryan when he’s not on the road.
Jason "Sweet Tater" Tomlin plays bass and has been singing as long as he can remember and started picking around the age of seven. Jason sang as a teen through all 4 years of his tenure at Amherst County High School as a member of several traveling programs. After high school, "Tater" spent five years as a member of the Virginia-based bluegrass band and IBMA award winning group Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Jason’s stand-out vocals and energetic songwriting are a key part of the Deer Creek Boys.
Mandolin player Cason Ogden is a founding member of the Deer Creek Boys. He grew up listening to his dad play and has always loved bluegrass music. He started playing mandolin around the age of 11, befriending the Tomlin brothers as early as kindergarten, and has developed a remarkable rhythmic chop and an ear-grabbing lead style. Cason is endorsed by Grey Eagle mandolins, crafted by Skip Peyre. He is an avid outdoorsman and works full time as the logistics specialist for Tru Ball Archery.
North Carolina native Andy Lowe plays banjo. Andy has been a bluegrass fan since he was crawling, listening to his dad’s band. He’s been playing banjo for the past 15 years, gaining a reputation as a hard-hitting picker with a great right hand. Andy’s a veteran of the local bluegrass scene, playing in groups like Rockford Express and the Loose Cannons, among others. Andy has a bachelor’s degree in history and enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Sierra when he’s not picking!