Every so often, A chance meeting, A friendly introduction, or an overheard rendition of a song will bring a group of musicians together. The result, is a captivating unit, that pushes the boundaries of what we think A music style should encompass. None Of The Above's instrumentation is solidly rooted in traditional Bluegrass music and their songs are reaching into the progressive future. With fifteen years of experience to build on, This unique sound continues to entertain audiences in a variety of concert and festival settings, special events and music venues throughout the Southeast. Much can be said about Winston-Salem, NC based bluegrass Band, None Of The Above (NOTA), and that message is delivered with each performance. This is what good music can be.
Traditional material, Original Songs, and cutting edge ballads all find a voice in None Of The Above's performances. Some past fan favorite performance venues include: Blueridge Backroads at the Historic Rex Theater, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra's Concert Series, Voice of The Blueridge, Nancy B. Reynolds Heritage Festival, Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival, Richmond Botanical Gardens, Foothills Hayride Festival, Marine Corps Veterans Association National Convention, Fisher River Park Ampitheater, Denton Bluegrass Festival, Blue Ridge Passage Resort, Hometown Opry, MLB Winston-Salem Warthogs, Boy Scouts of America's National Convention at BB&T Field, Koury Convention Center, UNC of Greensboro, WPAQ and WBRF.
"None of the Above is truly a band in the strictest of terms. They create a unique form of Acoustic music that is both entertaining and meaningful. With intricate arrangements, tight harmonies and great music drawn from a wide range of material. They are a great asset to the music community!" - Jody King of The Award Winning Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time
"NOTA is a tight and talented ensemble with TASTE! Their arrangements and original approach to A song, make you play their recordings over & over" - Sherry Boyd, Multiple IBMA DJ of the Year recipient
"Their songs tell some great stories, the Instrumentals are addictive and the Harmonies are great! NOTA is a band that doesn't have to take a back-seat to other nationally charted groups." - Jay Allen, Host of "Blueridge Backroads"
"Gone are the days when Bluegrass bands all sounded the same. This is certainly evident when listening to None of the Above. These North Carolina folks have a special talent for arranging songs that make traditional tunes sound new and refreshing" - Gerald Cahill, "Bluegrass News"
(Tim Sands )- Playing guitar, singing lead and harmony vocals is Tim Sands. Drawing his love for all things acoustic from his dad – Tim started playing at a young age . . . and has always had sense enough to surround himself with excellent musicians. Tim loves the concept of 'a band' and enjoys this role as Band leader for NOTA. He revels in arrangement and lives for the times when a sound in his head comes out through the band arrangement. He writes much of NOTA's original material and lives in one of the relatively flat spots between Pinnacle and Pilot Mtn., NC.
(David Crawford) - From Mt. Airy, David Crawford, adds a unique mandolin playing style to the group and invites you to join in on the Fun. David provides solid harmony throughout NOTA's material as well as taking lead on several songs each set. David's fine arrangements and spirited play, energize the group's performances.
(Tim Harrison) - Tim provides the fundamental support for the band with his solid Bass playing with A tremendous sense of rhythm, as well as operating as Business Administrator for the Unit. From Yadkinville, NC. Tim got his musical start with the piano and brass instruments at an early age. With his dad's influence, he began playing bluegrass at age 18 and has never turned back. Tim also has a solid Baritone and Bass voice that helps anchor the vocals for Three and Four-part harmony.
(Lee Cecil)- Lee is the resident Lawyer of the band and makes his home in High Point,NC. Lee slides in on the Resophonic Guitar. With quick wit and exceptional picking, He builds the Unit up and then slides us on down the resophonic side of Bluegrass.
(Jon Cornatzer )- Jon comes to NOTA as a seasoned professional and multi-instrumentalist with experience gained from previous National touring opportunities. He makes his home in Clemmons, NC. Jon easily shares duties on Lead and Harmony vocals, while providing a succinct and creative leap on the banjo. Highlighting Jon's expertise and musicianship, is the ability to migrate between traditional and progressive bluegrass styles, while adding a signature element to the sound of (NOTA) None Of The Above.
Tim Sands (Guitar & Vocals),
David Crawford (Mandolin & Vocals),
Tim Harrison (Bass & Vocals),
Lee Cecil (Resophonic Guitar),
Jon Cornatzer (Banjo, Guitar & Vocals)