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Camptown / Bio

Dustin Devine

A native of western Oklahoma transplanted to Sedalia, Colorado. Dustin’s momma used to whip him with a Hank Williams LP, he cut his teeth on country music and shortly thereafter started his performing career at the tender age of 3 singing "real" country music on the stages of fairs and shows. He has appeared and performed on the Oklahoma Opry as well as The Cumberland Highlanders Show on RFD-TV. While in Oklahoma he performed with The Jason Savory Band, Native Bluestem and numerous "Red Dirt" musicians in and around Stillwater. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Dusty plays harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitar. He holds down lead and rhythm guitar and sings most lead vocals for Camptown. An equine surgeon by day, he spends his free time building guitars, fly-fishing and tying, bow building and hunting as well as flint-knapping.

Bob Jackson -- Fiddle/Mandolin/Vocals Biographical information coming soon!

Ross Jacobsmeyer

Born and raised in the “Queen City of the Ozarks”, Springfield, Missouri, Ross was subjected to Classical and Big Band music in his formative years, but was unaware of the rich traditional music heritage of his native Ozark Mountain region until his high school years. His introduction to what Mark Twain called “the glory-beaming” banjo came via the Beverly Hillbillies and the Andy Griffith television shows. Attending a concert by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring multi-instrumental whiz John McEuen put him “over the edge”, and soon after, Ross’s parents surprised him with his first banjo! Ross has been a member of several Missouri-based Bluegrass bands, including Swift Kick! and Mountain Aire (which featured the beautiful vocals of now IBMA executive director, Nancy Cardwell). More recently, he spent several years with the well-known Colorado band, High Plains Tradition. Ross has been fortunate to both meet and study with many of his banjo heroes, including Alan Munde, Bill Evans, Tom Adams, and Jens Kruger. When not picking the five-string, Ross is a software engineer working with large business systems, and sings in a pretty fine classical choir. Although still not quite fluent in English, he loves to travel – especially to Europe – and is now trying to learn Italian and how to play Irish music on the banjo.

Ernie Martinez -- Mandolin/Dobro/Guitar Biographical information coming soon!

Cole Sigmon

Originally from Eastern North Carolina, Cole learned his way around the doghouse bass in grade school. Later while attending UNC Asheville, he held down the beat for Bear Down Easy in 2006. He found his way out to Boulder in 2008 and has been thumping his bass through the Colorado bluegrass scene at local jams prior to joining Camptown in 2012. By day, Cole helps maintain Colorado's delicate water balance as the City of Boulder's Wastewater Process Optimization Specialist. He also enjoys running, backpacking, dancing, brewing beer and climbing 14ers.

General Info

Band Members
Ross Jacobsmeyer - Banjo, Dustin Devine - Guitar, Cole Sigmon - Bass, Ernie Martinez - Mandolin, Bob Jackson - Fiddle
Artist Name
Camptown
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/camptown4
Genres
Bluegrass

Contact Info

Location
Denver, CO
Manager
Kelli Wallace