• From Ithaca, (upstate) New York.
  • Formed in 1990.
  • 1991, won the Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival band contest.
  • Banjo player Chris Stuart has written several songs recorded by Claire Lynch, Suzanne Thomas, Junior Sisk, Sally Jones, Larry Cordle and others.
  • 1996, Stuart moved to San Diego, California to work as a computer consultant. After playing with several local bands he formed his own group Chris Stuart and BackCountry in 2003. He is also producer of the IBMA Awards Show.