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Atkinsons

The Atkinsons are a family band rooted in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

"I had the pleasure of hearing the Atkinsons. They possess a special vocal blend that deserves to be heard. They sing with power and conviction. I'm proud to call them neighbors," said Eric Gibson of the Gibson Brothers. 

   

The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band is about as real as it gets. They've taken their down-home style and packaged it into a powerful blend of sound and personality. Upfront vocals and sibling harmonies just ring out above their tight instrumentation and solid arrangements of original and traditional songs. In a genre of sound-alike cookie-cutter bands, the Atkinson Family stands out like a diamond in the rough."

Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese, 

Songwriters/Performers, Somerset, KY

Shelene, Sara and Liza

"The Atkinsons are a very traditional bluegrass band yet having their own original stamp to their music with vocals only achievable by a family group. They present a high energy stage show and a sound that is a joy to hear - a must see for the bluegrass enthusiast!," said Junior Barber, seven-time IBMA nominee for dobro player of the year. 

"...….Their voices work together as only blood relatives can.  Like one voice.  They have a vocal simpatico that comes across in every note, every work, every breath and nuance.  It's as if one voice suddenly split into two sets of vocal cords."   Barb Heller-Host of String Fever Bluegrass-North Country Public Radio, Canton NY 

Dick and Dave

The two men carry the lead instrumentation of the band, with tasteful back up and leads.   

"Just a few short years ago a talented, audience grabbing bluegrass band appeared from out of nowhere (well actually from the little town of Harrisville in New York State's rugged North Country). That band was, and is, the Atkinson Family, talented musicians and singers committed to preserving traditional bluegrass ballads, instrumentals and gospel songs.....," said Bill Knowlton, host of "Bluegrass Ramble" on WCNY-FM, Syracuse.