Kentucky Just Us


  • From Glasgow, Kentucky.
  • A family band including brother and sister Kacey and Caleb O’Neal (fiddle/mandolin), mom Shelane O’Neal (bass) and dad Terry O’Neal (manager/bus driver/soundman). Other members: Jesse Meador (banjo) and Justus Ross (guitar).
  • Their name was chosen because they wanted to just “be themselves.” Hence, Kentucky Just Us.
  • Meador’s brother John of Authentic Unlimited was a former member of this band.
  • 2022, Meador won the Walnut Valley 50th Anniversary National Banjo Championship and Ross placed second in the National Flat-Pick Guitar Championship.
  • 2022, released Mountains of Home album (no label).