Every so often a group of musicians come together to create a fresh sound that captivates a listening audience. The impressive musical prowess and innovative style of Chad Darou & Stealing Time is a refreshing and promising sign for the future of bluegrass music. With their hearts in traditional music and their heads in the 21st century, this young group is sharing their original interpretation of what bluegrass music should be on stages across the country. The Band's unique sound pushes the boundaries of the genre and is gaining critical respect from traditional and progressive fans alike. It's not often that you stumble upon a bluegrass band with the quality and originality that you find in Chad Darou & Stealing Time. Their combination of talent, professionalism and overall likeability is nothing short of a musical powerhouse that defines this bands personality and direction. So when you see them on a flyer or schedule make sure you come, sit and have a listen...
Meet The Band:
Chad Darou has been playing bluegrass music since the ripe old age of 8. 2008 National Banjo Champion he is the drive in the band's sound and the man behind most of Stealing Time's original arrangements. He is also a very accomplished dobro player having taught and played at some of the biggest festivals in the United States. Chad has had the pleasure of touring with such greats as Bill Keith, Bill Harrell, Heather Berry, The Gibson Brothers and James King.
Liza Darou is a talented young woman. She and her powerful mandolin chop, have provided the hearty rhythm and sassy, perfectly blending lead and tenor harmonies since day one with Stealing Time. Liza is a respected vocalist in the bluegrass world noted for her amazing "hair parting" power.
Jim Treat is without a doubt the backbone of Stealing Time's sound. His rock solid bass playing has given him the opportunity to play with names like Eager, Hampton & McGill, Dick Smith & Mike O'Reilly and the one and only Mr. Bill Monroe himself!
Cristina Cox started playing music when she was 4. She has been tearing up the bluegrass world on fiddle since. Her incredible style has made her one of the most sought after players in the northeast. Cristina also brings to the band fresh harmony vocals that along with Liza, give the band some of the sweetest vocal sounds in bluegrass today.
David Carey has been steeped in bluegrass music his entire life. This Vestal, NY native started playing guitar at age 13 with his dad's bluegrass band, and quickly grew into one of the most notable players in the "Empire State." In addition to his driving rhythm and skillful lead playing, David is also known for his outstanding vocal skills. His souful style is original, instantly identifiable and always tasteful. He is definitely a talent not easily forgotten.