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The Cherokee Wind started as a solo act Brian Huber and his Six String bass I call Big Red. I started out playing bass and singing for The Gospel Brothers. Then my Bass instructor introduced me to Pastor Mike Langford of the Messiah United Methodist Church he said he needed a bass player for his early Sunday morning service so I agreed to join his praise team I still play and sing with both bands. As the years passed I began to write songs of my own. They had a country Gospel, Blue Grass, Blues, Country, maybe just a touch of folk depending on what I was going through in my life at time. The Gospel Brothers attempted some of them I managed to get one in a Praise Team session but the rest of them the bands didn't want to try. They said they were good songs but they didn't fit their personality. So my Bass instructor Marlin Warner along with some voice instructors taught me how to how to sing and accompany myself with my bass. They encouraged me to jump out there and do a solo act. I don't know if it was confidence or insanity But I did it and Grizzly was born. The name was later Changed from Grizzly to The Cherokee Wind to honor my Gram-pa Sumner. He could make a guitar really stand up and sing he was also good at making up songs right on the spot to get a laugh or poke some fun at people or just help people forget about their hectic day for awhile. You might say musical roots came from Him. Ma was always after to sing when I was growing up she would slap me for lip singing in church she would say you sing with Johnny Cash records and the TV at home so you can sing with the song leader at Church so you might say I got slapped into the singing ministry. I have a feeling I'm not the only one. My music interest began with Country then they moved in Gospel, Southern Gospel, Blue grass, Blues, Jazz, and Folk, among other things that catch my interest at times. You might call my music a bit of a mixed bag at times. I'm still learning allot from people around me. I'm in no way a finished perfected product but then none of us are if we're honest with ourselves we're just at different levels on the talent scale. The secret is practice and enjoying the journey from one level to another. Music is a Theory to be experienced not a law to obeyed. As things moved along a Guitar player named Dale King Jioned me to help me sharpen my skills, as well as help round out the sound. We enjoy trying to balance good lyrics with good dynamics, so that what we play gets past the listeners ears ,and into their spirit to encourage them to keep going. Music has a way of helping resize a situation by reminding us we're not alone.