Originally from, Merritt Island Florida with a number of years around Charlotte Carolina now living in Walhalla South Carolina.
My love of music and the great sounds of the many genres has opened the door to not only various styles of music ,but a desire to master an array of instruments. I was influenced by many musicians in the Plethora of genres including Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Classical and without a doubt Bluegrass.
Playing the great sounds of these genres presented the challenge of mastering different instruments. One by one adding to my skills to include the guitar, dobro, bass, petal steel guitar, drums and developing my vocals.
Over the years I have played various instruments with a number of bands .I would have to say my favorite instruments are the Dobro and Guitar, especially now that I am a member of the Appalachian Countdown Band playing Virgil Harden's Original music.
Chandler comes from Princeton W Va and was born to be a musician. He can skillfully play most every instrument, although he openly admits he has not conquered the fiddle. His instrument of choice is the mandolin, which he makes dance with incredible intensity when playing hard driving bluegrass traditional music. In a heart beat, Chandler can shift from being a power house mandolin player to a butterfly picking each delicate note on tender love song compositions making him a real asset to the Appalachian Countdown Band.