Acoustic South is a band like no other! Words used to describe them include “dynamic, superb, fun-loving, world-class, entertaining, and professional.” All members play multiple instruments and are seasoned vocalists. It is not uncommon to see guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, lap steel, and various percussion instruments during an Acoustic South performance.
Jeremy has been a lover of music for nearly all of his life. Brought up in a family of musicians, where everybody sang or played something, he was bound to follow in their footsteps. Jeremy became fascinated with the guitar when he was a toddler but didn’t get his first real guitar until he was eight years old. With just his guitar, a Mel Bay chord book, and countless hours of practice, Jeremy was able to teach himself how to play. At the age of ten, he began playing and singing in the southern gospel group “The Glory Road Singers” and has been playing professionally ever since. Jeremy states, “Music is not something I do. It’s who I am”.
Born in the Soviet Siberia, Elena has found a new home and a successful musical career on this side of the Atlantic. She is an accomplished classical violinist who is currently exploring the exciting world of American fiddle. She thrives on collaboration with other musicians of various genres such as country, americana, jazz/fusion and hard rock. To date, she has performed with Sonia Leigh, Lenny LeBlanc, Selah, Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, and Finnegan Bell. She has also shared the stage with Heart, Styx, ZZ Top, Corey Smith, Uncle Kracker & Edwin McCain.
Jeff has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. He began playing in live shows at Carowinds and was soon selected to play in an international DOD tour. He studied guitar under renowned classical instructor Charles Vaughn for five years. Jeff has performed along side many artists including Charlie Daniels, Artimus Pyle, Patrick Davis, Lee Greenwood, Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice, and Sara Evans.