THE HOT STRINGS
- From Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
- 1995, began as a “kid band” featuring Josiah Payne (mandolin), Jared Payne (guitar) and Carson Park (fiddle). At the time, they were 11, 9 and 7 years old.
- 1997, won the Rockygrass Bluegrass Band contest.
- 1998, Carson won Colorado State fiddle championship.
- 1998, Josiah won Colorado State mandolin championship.
- 1999, won the Telluride band contest.
- 2000, Josiah won the National Mandolin Championship (Winfield).
- 2005, released “Uncharted” album produced by Pat Flynn.