The Harper Family will be featured at the Bar None Cowboy Church this week.
From the hills of Missouri, the Harpers are a family group that shares their music and faith in a bluegrass style. Gaylon and Katrina met a bluegrass festival where they were performing, Gaylon with the Bressler Brothers and Katrina with her family, The Bob Lewis Family. In need of a banjo picker, the Lewises hired Gaylon. Within a year, Gaylon and Katrina were married. The two began a family of their own and had three talented children who perform with their parents.
Now 19 years old, Dalton is the guitar player, sings lead and harmony, writes songs for the group and takes care of all scheduled bookings.
Dillon, 17, plays progressive style mandolin, sings lead and harmony, writes songs, and incorporates the message pertaining to the music. He has a heart for mission work and personal ministry.
The fiddle player of the group is 12-year-old Hannah. She packs a powereful lead along with harmony vocals. She is ambitious in her career in singing for the Lord.
Gaylon drives the bus, picks the banjo, sings baritone and tenor and is the spokesman of the group.
The Harper Family’s music varies due to the fact the four of the five sing lead, and three contribute by writing original songs. Although their style of music is bluegrass, it veers toward contemporary acoustic instrumentation that draws people from all genres
The Bar None Cowboy Church meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the building next to Culver’s in Newton. Food and fellowship are offered before each service. For more information, contact Pastor Dave at (641) 521-4354