Flatt Lonesome


  • From Callahan, Florida (near Jacksonville).
  • Began as a gospel-singing family band called Sandy Creek Revival, led by Dolton Robertson, who pastors Liberty Baptist Church in Callahan, Florida.
  • Their name is also the name of an instrumental by Josh Graves, recorded while he was with Flatt & Scruggs. It was also recorded on “The Great Dobro Sessions” album produced by Jerry Douglas (Sugar Hill).
  • 2011, siblings Kelsi (mandolin), Charli (fiddle) and Buddy Robertson (guitar) formed Flatt Lonesome, joined by Dominic Illingworth (bass), Michael Stockton (resophonic guitar) and Paul Harrigill (banjo, now married to Kelsi). Harrigill formerly was a member of Mountain Faith.
  • 2012, won the SPBGMA International Band Championship in Nashville.
  • 2013, released first album Flatt Lonesome for Pisgah Ridge records.
  • 2014 , released second album Too on Mountain Home Records.
  • 2014, won the IBMA Award for Emerging Artist of the Year.
  • 2015, released Runaway Train album (Mountain Home).
  • 2015, made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry (August 29).
  • 2016, won IBMA Awards for Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year (for “You’re the One”) and Album of the Year (for Runaway Train).
  • 2017, won their second IBMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year.
  • 2018, announced that their intention to disband in 2019, at least temporarily, for personal and family reasons.