Flatland Drive formed in the early spring of 2009 and is composed of members residing in Denton, Maryland and Harrington, Delaware. Their sound is influenced by the patriarchs of bluegrass music, but they also pay homage to the likes of The Seldom Scene, Bluegrass Album Band, and Lonesome River Band.
Curt Fox plays banjo and sings. He has long been active in local acoustic music, and he has performed with several bands from around the region. His banjo playing is heavily influenced by the great J.D. Crowe, who is considered the dean of Scruggs-style bluegrass banjo.
Lee Collins plays guitar and sings. His magnificent tenor voice is smooth and strong on any song he sings for Flatland Drive.
Alan Rausch plays dobro and sings. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he started learning ukelele, and then he learned guitar, mandolin, banjo, and pedal steel before settling on his love of playing dobro.
Rodney Collins plays electric bass and sings. His musical roots stem from a decade spent working with an independent rock band and then several years learning bluegrass bass in a southern gospel band.
Brad Turner plays mandolin and sings. He began listening to bluegrass at a very early age by way of Ray Davis of WAMU through a large, floor-model stereo that his father would play every evening.
In their relatively short time together, the band has shared the stage with the likes of iconic urban bluegrass pioneers The Seldom Scene, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, and David Davis and the Warrior River Boys. They have also released a self-titled debut album of entirely original material.