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Gene White, Jr.: fiddle, guitar, vocals
Gene is the founder and musical director of the BGP. He is a Burlington, Vermont resident and a private investigator by day. At home, he is the dedicated caregiver for three greyhound dogs. He was a member of Breakaway and is a former neighborhood bocce champion.

Dr. Steve Light: banjo, dobro, guitar, vocals
Dr. Light is a native of Plattsburgh, New York, and still lives and works there today as a sociology professor and associate vice-president at SUNY-Plattsburgh. He can also be seen performing with the Modern Grass Quintet and at the Saratoga Race Track. He is a two-time Vermont State Banjo Champion and is the father of two grown sons who are also musicians.

Colby Crehan: vocals
Colby has lived in Burlington, Vermont with her husband since 2003. She was raised in New York and North Carolina. She can also be seen as vocalist/guitarist and songwriter with the group PossumHaw. She is a proud wife and mother, and when she’s not performing music she’s at home with her daughter, Bellamy.

Paul Miller: guitar, vocals
Paul was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He made his way to Woodbury, Vermont and has since performed with many groups, including Coco and the Lonesome Road Band, Breakaway, Bluebird, and the Andy Shapiro Quartet, to name a few. He also plays drums and bass, and spends his days helping Vermonters with mental illness find and keep employment.

Taylor Armerding: mandolin, vocals
Taylor has lived on the North Shore of Boston for many years and has been an outstanding figure in New England bluegrass for decades, first as a founder and lead singer of the progressive bluegrass band Northern Lights. Taylor's superb vocal abilities and mandolin playing have opened doors for him to tour around the country. He also performs with Jonathan Edwards and with his son, singer-songwriter Jake Armerding.

Kirk Lord: upright bass
Kirk is the native Vermonter of the group, born in Barre, Vermont. Home is now Essex Junction, Vermont. He also can be seen with the Modern Grass Quintet and Bob Degree and the Bluegrass Storm. He is also BGP’s “sound man” and a talented visual artist and designer.

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Updated 7/8/14