Hank Bowman is a singer/songwriter from North Carolina. With The Outliers, Hank brings influences as diverse as the big guitar g-run of Jimmy Martin to to the reggae wail of Jimmy Cliff. "The Outliers came together at a perfect time for us to experiment and explore with acoustic music free from any outside expectations...everything but the music is secondary."
Stan Brown is undoubtedly one of the best to ever pick the five string banjo. After years in Nashville playing with the likes of Grand Ol Opry stars Wilma Lee Cooper and Bill Monroe, Stan returned to his home state of North Carolina to become a first call banjo picker. He is widely regarded for his unique backup licks that give life to any song. Stan sings great harmony and has a powerful ear for arrangements.
Julie Brown on bass has a sense of tone and timing that is highly sought after. After a solid run with the national stage, Julie joins The Outliers to hold down the rock solid upright bass duties with style and grace, knowing that what you don't play is as important as what you do play. She is truly an enlightened bass player.
Hailing from South Carolina, Brad Martin now lives and loves in Burlington, NC. Brad has been playing music "since his hair was dark." You can hear the influences of David "Dawg" Grisman in Brad's innovative stylings. In addition to "Dawg", Brad counts Bill Monroe, Mike Compton, and Sam Bush as his mandolin heroes. Brad also brings new vocal layers to the band with his repertoire.