Mark Tesmer (Lead Guitar and Background Vocals): Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois with musical influences in Blues and Rock, Mark has played in several bands in his musical career. He has entertained audiences throughout the Midwest. Mark is an accomplished guitarist/songwriter that plays country music with the conviction of great artists, including Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Mark, his wife Lisa and their three sons live in Liberty Township.
Charlie Moreno (Bass and Background Vocals): Born and raised in California, Charlie also comes from a musical family as his mother and father met playing together in a rock band. Inspired by his mother's musical talents, and his love of music, he began playing cello in 4th grade and taught himself to play bass guitar. Over the past 36 years, he's dedicated himself to the bass, playing in professional bands from jazz, to R&B/Funk and all types of rock, and now country.
Chris Gilbert (Drums & Master of the Tempo!): Born in Middletown, Ohio, Chris has played drums since he was in 5th grade. He has been in various bands including marching band, orchestras, show bands, country bands, big bands, church bands and rock bands. He put the drums away when his family started growing in the 1990’s, only to pull them back out a few years ago. Chris has been rocking with local bands.
Wes Green (Lead Vocals, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Harmonica and Background Vocals): A native of South Texas, Wes grew up in a musical family immersed in country and western, gospel and southern rock influences. He started playing saxophone in middle school and taught himself to play the guitar at age 26. Throughout his ongoing career in the United States Air Force he has played in bands in Nebraska, Washington state and the United Arab Emirates.
Shannon Schmidt (Lead Vocals, and Tambourine): From Preble County, Ohio and works at the University of Cincinnati Office of Institutional Accessibility. She grew up and spent her adult life in love with singing country music influenced by the legendary female voices of Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, and Martina McBride to name a few. In 2019 she won the Get the Gig contest at JD Legends in Franklin, Oh in an acoustic duo. Even though she's only been singing out on stage for audiences for a few years, she hopes to be doing so til she dies! She currently resides in Hamilton, Oh with her husband and horses and has two daughters attending college
Jerry Taylor (Steel Guitar): From Northern Kentucky, where Jerry has been playing pedal steel guitar for 62 years professionally. Jerry has played with bands in the tri-state area and Nashville, TN. He has a lot of studio experience working at Woodland Recording Studio in Nashvill in addition to several studios in the Cincinnati area. He previously worked on staff at QCA Records and has travelled with many gospel groups and countless live shows in the midwest area.