Dave Stewart has lived in Franklin NC since the late 90's. He started playing electric guitar as a rocker in the 70's but branched out to blues, jazz, classical, folk and bluegrass. The latter was mainly influenced by his sister, Helen, who was involved in oldtime and bluegrass music with her guitar and bass, as well as being in the Green Grass Cloggers. Dave started learning the banjo around 1976 and still plays it. More recently he learned the mandolin and now plays with Linda using all three instruments. Dave has even started playing country music from the influence of Judy, his wife. He's also a songwriter and started a songwriters community in Franklin.
Linda Metz is a flutist/singer/songwriter & experienced performer with degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, and Divinity, plus a rap sheet that includes years of music teaching, directing, and gigging. Int'l missions have taken Linda to Romania, Kazakhstan, Dominican Republic, and W. Africa where local ethnic music influenced her own musical style. Since 2013 Linda has been fortunate to call Western N.C. home. It's a place where beauty surrounds and inspires her and where local music jams have added so much musical spice to her life. It’s a joy for Linda to partner up with local guitar and mandolin specialist Dave Stewart!