|Artist Name:||Indiana Boys|
info - at - theindianaboys.com
|Years Active:||2010 - Present|
|Dick- guitar, mandolin, vocals
Kenan -guitar, harp, vocals
Joe-banjo , vocals
The Indiana Boys started out life in 2004 as a rotating ensemble of musicians, centered around singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dick Gist. The band evolved through various permutations, finally crystallizing around Dick and a talented young vocalist and songwriter named Kenan Rainwater. With Dick's encouragement, the two slowly assembled a body of original music that they would perform with regular help from bassist Dan Bilger and mandolin virtuoso Barry Todd. Kenan began pestering his long-time friend, banjo player Joe Bolinger, to open Pandora's box and let him perform some of the original songs that Joe had written over the years and had stored in various (literal) shoe boxes in his house. This lead to Joe eventually joining the band as a songwriter, banjo player, and occasional backup vocalist. Finally, in 2009 with this core group of Dick, Kenan, Joe, Barry, and Dan, the band felt complete.