Dave and Adam Williams
Dave can typically be found on stage with his 1903 'The Gibson' or a custom-crafted Silver Angel mandolin (presented to him in memory of his late wife Cindy). Originally a rhythm and lead guitar player for the group, he'll occasionally strap on his Martin D-28 guitar and also adds a twin-fiddle sound with Jim Bradford. Vocally, he takes the lead on a number of tunes and sings a fine harmony as well. His mandolin picking is among the very best in all of bluegrass and he's influenced many young musicians to take up that instrument. He and Cindy were blessed with six children - any of whom might appear on stage with the family at any given performance playing and singing harmonies together - evidence of a close-knit family united by their love of music.
Adam is Dave & Cindy's youngest child. Following closely in his father's footsteps, he is already an accomplished mandolin and guitar player, and joins his father in a number of instrumental duets - often playing the Silver Angel mandolin commemorating his mother. A fine singer, he can be heard on a number of tunes as well.
Mary Williams Marker
Mary (Williams) Marker keeps the family 'on time' with her upright doghouse bass. As steady and creative a bass player as can be found, she also sings beautiful harmony vocals - as well as crystal-clear lead vocals on many songs. She and her husband Eddie have a daughter, Ellie, and live in a Michigan Centennial Farm near Byron Center - owned by the Marker family for over 100 years.