Jones House - Boone, NC

Jones House - Boone, NC

Mountain Heritage Day - WCU - Cullowhee

Mountain Heritage Day - WCU - Cullowhee

The Sheets Family Band

The Sheets Family Band
at Merlefest

The Sheets Famiy Band is from western North Carolina. Celebrated for their harmony singing and energetic instrumentals, they embody the values of homemade and homegrown music and lifestyle. Their unique old time mountain style takes inspiration from the music of the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. You’ll hear a variety of lively fiddle tunes, songs from the area, rich in tradition, and original songs so honest and haunting that they evoke "the goose-bump effect" . Rooted in a belief that music is an essential part of life, they invite you to join them.

What are people saying about the Sheets Family Band

~"Their music truly sounds like it is coming from three people who have lived and grown together. It is honest pure and beautiful. " - Mark Freed, cultural resources coordinator, Boone, NC

~regarding their concert at Big Stone Gap " guys are great. You came out and let them have it with both barrels." - Tommy Bledsoe

~Everyone is talking about their concert in Big Stone Gap... they stole the show." Bill Smith

~"...killer CD."
- Dale Jett

~" of the areas most beloved acoustic music acts" - David Brewer, High Country Press.

~The Sheets Family CD exemplifies family in many ways, from the wonderful mother-daughter harmony singing, original songs dealing with community, friends and changing times, and the husband-wife duets of old familiar songs from the southern mountains. This CD brings the Sheets family right to your living room. It has my wife and I tapping our toes and singing along, and it brings a smile to our three-month daughter when she is on the verge of fussing. -Mark Freed - folklorist -Watauga County - North Carolina

~Using the music of the Carter Family as a foundation, Randy, Deborah Jean and Kelly Sheets have their own unique sound. Their wholesome and powerful singing style evokes a distinct freshness - much like a Blue Ridge Mountain spring. -Dale Morris

Places we have played

  • Mount Vernon Nights - Lorton, VA
  • Mountain Heritage Day - Cullowhee, NC
  • Merlefest
  • Appalachian State University
  • Albert Hash Festival
  • Fred's Mercantile, Beech Mountain, NC
  • Backstreet Music
  • Damascus General Store
  • Southern Draft Days
  • Appalachian Mountain Musicfest
  • Clinch Mountain Music Festival
  • Wayne Henderson Music Festival
  • Mountain Music School - Mountain Empire Community College - Big Stone Gap, VA
  • National Folk Festival - Richmond, VA
  • FloydFest with Ron Short
  • WBRF - Galax, VA
  • The Leaf and String Festival - Galax, VA
  • Home Craft Days - Big Stone Gap, VA
  • WATA - Boone, NC
  • Seedtime on the Cumberland -Appalshop - Whitesburg, KY
  • WKSK - West Jefferson, NC
  • WETS - Studio One - Johnson City, TN
  • The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC
  • Ashe Arts Council - West Jefferson, NC
  • Watauga Arts Council - Boone, NC
  • Historic Rex Theater - Galax, VA
  • The Blueridge Music Center - Galax, VA
  • Mountain Home Music Show - Boone, NC
  • Blue Ridge Folklife Festival - Ferrum, VA
  • Ola Belle Reed Festival - Lansing, NC
  • Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion - Bristol, VA/TN
  • The Library of Congress - Coolidge Auditorium - Washington, DC
  • The Carter Fold - Hiltons,VA

The Birds Were Singing - 05

The Birds Were Singing - Song List

Here is a list of songs on our CD and where we learned them.
1. -Old Zeke Perkins- We learned this from Fields Ward - Grayson County, VA

2. -You’ve Been That Friend to Me-from the Carter Family - Deborah Jean used to sing this with Gay Gingrich, Ginny Tobiasson and Helen White.

3. -I See God in Everything- by EC and Orna Ball - two of our favorite musicians

4. -High On A Mountain- by Ola Belle Reed - Randy’s’ mother’s 1st cousin.

5. Texas Plains- from Patsy Montana & Riley Puckett (Patsy sings MontanaPlains -Riley sings Texas Plains

6.-Wondrous Love- Jina Rosencrans helped us learn this - found the words in a book by Wayne Erbsen

7. -If You Believe-from EC and Orna Ball - Rugby, VA

8. -I Love You the Best of All- from the Louvin Brothers

9. -Red Mountain Wine- from Stella and Taylor Kimbell - Patrick County, VA

10. -S-A-V-E-D- from the Blue Sky Boys - last verse written by our friend, Ginny Tobiason

11. -The Birds Were Singing of You- from AP Carter - Kay Justice suggested we do this for Debbie & Tim Yates’ wedding

12. -The Fullness of Time-by Rudy Perkins, Randy’s uncle - a very inspirational man

13. -River of Jordan-by the Carter Family

14. -Last Song- by Julie Miller -one of our favorite contemporary singer/songwriters

"The Birds Were Singing of You", was reviewed in the April/May - 2006 edition of the OLD TIME HERALD - check it out.

The Birds Were Singing of You

Buy the CD "The Birds Were Singing of You"
through CD Baby - or County Records, Floyd, VA.

DJ, Randy and Kelly hamming it up at ETSU

DJ, Randy and Kelly hamming it up at ETSU
"It's Not About Me" featured on Women of Substance Radio