Zack Autry comes from a long line of music lovers and musicians, coming by it naturally. He grew up singing and playing music in church and at family gatherings. He started playing the mandolin at age 8 and the fiddle around 9-10 years old. He is a self taught musician and singer who, although not instructed necessarily, but was nudged in the right direction by his musical mentors; notably, his father Jeff Autry and grandfather Bobby. Jeff Autry is one of the best acoustic flat pickers alive today and grandfather Bobby was a well-known upright bass and guitar player from North Georgia. Zack grew up on a strong foundation of gospel, bluegrass, and country music, and through his grandfather, a love and appreciation of the hundreds of fiddle tunes written and played around his home. Zack plays mandolin and fiddle, as well as guitar,
and has a smooth, strong voice capable of a wide range. Zack plays his Randy Wood model F-5 Mandolin, given to him by Randy personally in March 2016.
The Edgar Loudermilk Band welcomes talented guitarist and north Georgia native Jamey Pittman. Jamey's diverse music stylings--with influences that range from Flatt & Scruggs to Frank Zappa--are a welcome addition to the Edgar Loudermilk Band's catalog of songs. Born into a musical family, Jamey began flat picking when he was just a youngster traveling to bluegrass festivals and shows with his Dad back in the 70's. Jamey has been playing bands since the 1980's and as a member of the Edgar Loudermilk Band, Jamey handles everything from the straight-up, hard driving bluegrass to the jazzy swing styles that are a part of the Edgar Loudermilk Band sound.
IBMA Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year Nominee,
Anthony Howell joined the band in the fall of 2022. Anthony, an award-winning banjo player from Mississippi, secured 3rd place in the 2022 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival. The 2021 Alabama State Championship banjo title also belongs to this accomplished banjo aficionado. Playing since the age of 11, Anthony has also won Ist place at the 2015 Mississippi State Bluegrass Championships for Flatpicking Guitar and Banjo and also won 2nd place with mandolin. Additionally, he was voted 2017 and 2018 Magnolia State Bluegrass Association Banjo Player of the Year and nominated for the same award for 2019.
With a strong right hand and creative melodic style, Anthony has a unique take on the banjo, which will readily embrace the musical stylings of the Edgar Loudermilk Band.