Walker, Cory and Jarrod


  • From Lithia, Florida (near Tampa)
  • They are brothers who began performing together in their teens. Cory plays banjo, guitar and resonator guitar, Jarrod plays mandolin. Their brother Tyler also plays guitar. Ages (June 2006): Cory, age 16; Jarrod, age 14; Tyler, age 10.
  • 2003, Cory appeared on the IBMA Awards Show with the “Young American Bluegrass Idols.”
  • 2004, appeared with Keith Urban on a CBS TV special.
  • 2005, appeared on the IBMA’s “Kids on Bluegrass” video and were part of the band “Juvenescence” that performed on the IBMA’s Fanfest stage.
  • 2005-6, appeared on the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Award ceremony, opening for Alison Krauss & Union Station and Diamond Rio.
  • 2005-6, performed together as “The Bluegrass Parlor Band with Cory and Jarrod Walker.”
  • 2007, Cory joined Sierra Hull and Highway 111, playing banjo.
  • 2007, released “New Branches” album (no label).
  • 2012, Jarrod joined Missy Raines and the New Hip, playing mandolin and guitar.
  • 2014, Cory worked with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, replacing Justin Moses.
  • 2015, Jarrod joined The Claire Lynch Band, playing mandolin.
  • 2015, Cory and Jarrod both joined Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys.
  • 2019, Cory joined The Dillards. Jarrod joined Billy Strings.
  • 2020, Cory joined East Nash Grass (while also working with the Dillards and other bands).
  • 2023, Cory released School Project album (Mountain Fever).