For those not familiar with this musical iconic family, originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, one is in for an ear-bending revelation. These violinist brothers encompass a vivid blend of several American fiddling styles such as bluegrass, old-time, and Texas Swing, along with classical, jazz, folk, American country and rock genres.
The DePue brothers are classical violin virtuosos in their own right, and they each contribute a unique artistic style to their overall collective sound. From their beginning as a musical family group, they have been making music together for over 25 years. They were named “American Musical Family of the Year” in 1989 by presidential decree awarded by President George H. Bush Sr., and were also the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993 entitled "The DePue Family Musicians: Music for Every Occasion". Two of the DePue brothers brothers, Jason and Zachary, were featured in the film documentary "Music From the Inside Out" in 2005. The first DePue Brothers CD, "Classical Grass" was recorded on "Music Row" in Nashville, Tennessee in 2003 and sold out of its first printing in less than three 3 months.
Wallace DePue Jr. and Jason DePue are joined by the principal timpanist/percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Don Liuzzi, and the 1995 national flat-picking guitar champion, Mark Cosgrove. Legendary banjoist, Mike Munford and long-time Philadelphia jazz bassist, Kevin MacConnell join with the DePue brothers as well to form one of the most breathtaking, eclectically diverse musical groups currently in existence in the United States today. The band's most recent CD, "Weapons of Grass Construction" produced in 2010, demonstrates exactly what this artistic musical group is all about and much more!