HIGHSTRUNG

  • From Orlando, Florida.
  • Formed in 1989 by Jerry Nettuno as a trio, playing primarily at Disney World, Florida.
  • Members: Keith Tew (guitar, lead vocals), Jerry Nettuno (mandolin), Terry Campbell (bass) and Steve Pye (banjo).
  • 1993, won the Southeast Regional Pizza Hut International Bluegrass Showdown.
  • 1994, released “Stop Look and Listen” album on Pinecastle Records.
  • 1995, released “Now or Never” album on Pinecastle Records.
  • 1997, broke up.
  • Guitarist and lead singer Keith Tew formed “the Tews” with his wife Danelle, and also performs with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.
  • 1998, Nettuno moved to Montana, forming a new band with John Lowell and Julie Elkins called “Deep River” (now “Kane’s River”).
  • 1999, Nettuno won IBMA award as writer of song of the year “Three Rusty Nails” (recorded by Ronnie Bowman).
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