Brock, Jesse


  • From Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  • Began singing and playing mandolin at age 9 in his family’s band.
  • First band: Stonewall Bluegrass.
  • 1992, joined the Lynn Morris Band.
  • 1996, joined Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.
  • 1998, re-joined the Lynn Morris Band.
  • 2001, recorded first solo album Kickin’ Grass (Pinecastle Records).
  • 2003, joined Dale Ann Bradley and Coon Creek.
  • 2006, joined Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.
  • 2011, left Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper to form his own band and perform with his family band “The Brock Family Reunion Band.”
  • 2012, worked with Audie Blaylock and Redline.
  • 2013, joined the Gibson Brothers.
  • 2015, won his second IBMA award for Mandolin Player of the Year (also won in 2009).
  • 2016, a book was published titled The Mandolin Style of Jesse Brock, co-authored by guitarist Nick DeSebastian.
  • 2018, left the Gibson Brothers and formed his own band called Mainline Express with John Miller (guitar), Gary Filgate (banjo) and Rob Ravlin (bass). Also worked with Jeff Scroggins.
  • 2019, joined Fast Track.
  • 2021, formed his own band called Streamliner.
  • 2021, formed a new band called Authentic Unlimited (with members of Doyle Lawson’s old band Quicksilver).