Gravel Road Acoustic Trio
Gravel Road Acoustic Trio is made up of three multi-talented musicians whose different backgrounds bring together a unique and exciting mix of music that includes bluegrass, country, and popular favorites. Their unique arrangements of tunes along with their vocal harmony precision make them stand out from the average bluegrass band.
Meg Monroe (lead and harmony vocals) is a native of Burlington, North Carolina. She is a multi-talented vocalist who can sing anything from bluegrass and country to pop and jazz. Her diverse taste in many musical genres brings a true creative spark to the Gravel Road Acoustic Trio. Before moving to Charleston, she lived and worked in New York City. While she was making her way through the musical theatre world, she appeared on MTV’s “Legally Blond” reality series. She has music degrees from both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Columbia University. You can also catch Meg in episodes of Lifetime’s “Army Wives.”
Derek Deakins (guitar and vocals) is a multi-instrumentalist who plays fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Originally from East Tennessee, Derek grew up playing bluegrass and country music. After graduating from high school, Derek moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he landed his first professional job playing with James Monroe, son of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music. He also played fiddle with bluegrass legends and Grand Ole Opry stars The Osborne Brothers for three years. Most recently, you may have seen Derek playing on the road with country music superstar Blake Shelton. Derek has a music degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lisa Manning Deakins (fiddle and vocals) has been playing the fiddle since she was four years old. Originally from Burlington, North Carolina, Lisa moved to Nashville after graduating from high school to further her career as a musician. While in college at Belmont University, Lisa began playing the fiddle and singing with country music superstar Pam Tillis. After graduating in 2006 with a degree in music, Lisa went on to play with Grand Ole Opry star Whisperin’ Bill Anderson. Her television appearances include Grand Ole Opry Live and the Crook and Chase Show, and she has won an International Bluegrass Music Association award for album of the year with the Daughters of Bluegrass for her contributions to the CD “Bluegrass Bouquet.” Visit Lisa’s website for more of her music!
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