Starlett & Big John


  • From Southampton County, Virginia (Big John) and Ruffin, North Carolina (Starlett).
  • Starlett Boswell Austin grew up in Cascade, Virginia and began singing on stage at age 4. She plays guitar and upright bass and since 2013 has been the lead singer and bass player with the North Carolina band Lawson Creek Grass.
  • Big John Talley has been performing since the early 1980’s. At age 16 he won Male Vocalist of the Year from the Virginia Folk Music Association. At age 17, he began performing with the New Dominion Bluegrass Boys and with that group appeared on the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Bill Monroe.
  • 2021, they signed with Turnberry Records.
  • 2021, released Til the End of the Road album (Turnberry).
  • 2022, signed with Rebel Records.
  • 2023, released Living in the South album (Rebel).