Caroline Owens

Vocals/Rhythm Guitar

Caroline Owens is an American Bluegrass and Gospel artist. She  has performed alongside many of her heroes such as Alison Krauss, Suzanne Cox, The Isaacs, Larry Gatlin, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Lorraine Jordan and many others. She has made quite a name for herself in the North Carolina bluegrass community. She's enjoying doing the lead vocals, along with playing rhythm guitar with Caroline & Company.

 

“I began humming around the same time that I started forming words,” she said. “I can recall my mom always having some form of music playing almost constantly throughout our day. I owe many thanks to her for investing her time and devotions toward my interests.”

 

Parks Icenhour

Guitar

Parks Icenhour began playing the guitar and mandolin as a young boy, providing rhythm for his dad who played the banjo. As a teenager, he drifted away from bluegrass but picked it up again while studying at East Carolina University where he met Tommy Edwards (The Bluegrass Experience) and enjoyed many impromptu picking sessions in their dormitory.  In 1971, he met Glen Dyer, father of Allen Dyer, and they have been picking together as the "Brother's 'N Bluegrass" for the last 45 years. He has recorded two albums with Glen and several projects with various recording artists, including background guitar music for a museum of history documentary featuring Andy Griffith as the narrator. His preference in bluegrass is strictly traditional with Doc Watson and Norman Blake as his favorite guitarists. Parks works as a professional engineer.  He endorses GHS Strings. Parks is excited to be touring and playing lead guitar with Caroline & Company.

Greg Penny

Bass

Greg Penny remembers playing music at an early age with his dad. At age eleven, he played guitar while his dad sang at prisons and rest homes. Soon, he switched to playing drums for many years in various bands and churches. Later, he fell in love with bluegrass music and experimented on different instruments before settling on the bass. He has played with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Kudzu Ramblers, and now with The Gentlemen of Bluegrass. His great timing and tone is the core for the rhythm of the band. Greg is married with three children and lives in Garner, North Carolina.

JOE PESSOLANO

DOBRO/MANDOLIN

Joe is from the state of Virginia and started out early playing Bluegrass. He lived in Nashville Tenn in his early years.  He is a full time band member with Caroline & Company playing mandolin, dobro and singing harmony. Caroline and Joe's blend of vocals can be compared  to the great duet vocals of Lynn Morris and Marshall whom they are fans of. Joe helped craft some of the arrangements the band is playing. He can play all the instruments as needed. Since moving to Benson, NC he has played in several great local bluegrass and gospel bands. Joe is excited about playing and touring with Caroline & Company.