The Fossil Creek Band grew out of the farmlands of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan back in the spring of 2006, and has since grown into one of the premier Bluegrass/Americana bands coming out of the Great Lakes region. The “Creekers” are known for their fun-loving, energetic performing style, tight harmonies, and their original Bluegrass/Americana tunes. They have a great time writing and playing their original style of bluegrass music, and you’ll have a great time being part of a Fossil Creek Band show!
|A Little Background...|
The members of The Fossil Creek Band came from diverse musical backgrounds, but we have found a common love in Bluegrass music. Our past experiences in folk, country, rock, and even barbershop music all contribute in some way to the Fossil Creek Band sound. Originally a Bluegrass Gospel group, we started out with shows mostly in area churches, but over time, we found more common ground in the sound of traditional bluegrass. As we began to find our songwriting wings, original music became our focus, culminating in our 2012 release, "Songs From Home", our first album of original bluegrass music. During that time, our touring became more widespread, including the southeastern and northeastern regions of the country. In 2015, our newest album, "Waitin' On The Daylight" , was released, and became the #3 most downloaded Bluegrass release for August 2015 on Airplay Direct, and is currently receiving radio airplay all over the US and in over 30 countries. We hope to continue this momentum as we are working hard to expand our fan base and broaden our travel schedule to wherever folks want to hear the Fossil Creek Band sound. To be a part of that process, please sign up for our mailing list on the Home page, and help us keep you up to date with all the newest happenings in the world of The Fossil Creek Band. The Fossil Creek Band is:
|Jan Hudson, the banjo player for Fossil Creek, has been involved in the bluegrass scene for many years, not only as a musician but also building and repairing instruments. With Fossil Creek Band, Jan plays banjo, sings lead and harmony vocals, and occasionally writes a song or two. She does most of the booking and promotional work for the band, and is often the ringleader of our serious attention deficit behavior. She is also a professional photographer in her hometown of Lambertville, MI, owning her own studio for over 41 years. Jan believes that music is a blessing, and we most definitely agree!|
|Dave Borkowski started playing guitar at the age of five and grew up listening to the music of Flatt & Scruggs. As a teenager, his tastes moved toward rock and roll, and he became the lead guitarist for a regionally successful rock band named Uncle Knucklefunk. After several successful years, Dave returned to his roots and joined Fossil Creek Band, playing guitar and singing lead and harmony vocals. The only real "Toledoan" in TFCB, Dave is not only an amazing guitar slinger, he is an equally talented songwriter and also the primary arranger for TFCB. When he isn't playing music, he spends his days restoring Model A Fords and other classic autos to their original beauty.|
|Tom Galbraith came from the land of folk and Gospel music to the world of bluegrass in the late 1990's. Tom plays mandolin, sings both lead and harmony vocals with Fossil Creek Band, and has written many of our original songs. A life long educator from Wauseon, OH, he finally found his true love telling the stories that are at the heart of bluegrass music. He is also involved in promotions, and along with his lovely wife Patricia, does most of the merchandising for TFCB.|
|Gil Evans is a member of the very talented Evans family, who are well known bluegrass musicians and promoters. He has played with several bands throughout his career and is an incredible musician and person. We are so excited to play with him, and we can't wait for you to hear and get to know him. Gil is from Holland, OH, area and is married to his lovely wife Jennifer. If you are really nice to him, he may even cook you an amazing dinner, as he is one of the finest chefs in our area.|
|Darrell Wagner, a life-long resident of Monroe, Michigan, began his fiddle career playing with local legends, Robert White & The Candy Mountain Express, and later played with Cedar Creek Junction, a Jackson, MI area band. After a few years away from the music scene, he recently became the newest member of the Fossil Creek Band. He is picking up all our original music amazingly fast, and is great fun to play with. He is the father of two daughters, one grown and one who is currently growing up way too fast. Darrell also became a new grandpa in March of 2015.|