Echo Valley has been entertaining people of all ages since 2009 with their variety of Bluegrass, Gospel, Celtic, and Folk styles. With their unique, farm-raised, blend of six sisters and one brother, this group impresses with their superb stage presence, musicianship, sibling harmonies and multi-instrument talents.
Audiences are captivated with Elizabeth's rich guitar playing; Emily's award-winning fiddling; Isabelle's soulful mandolin picking; Olivia's lively banjo; Emmaline's fabulous bass slapping; Annamae's steady mandolin; and David's show-stopping vocals (and, of course, lots of banjo)!
Echo Valley has played regularly for festivals. A few of their notable appearances have been at: Dollywood Theme Park's Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, Remmington Ryde, Mickey's Mountain, Coleman Station, Mitch and Cindy's Bluegrass Jamboree, and Three Rivers Arts Festival. In the past, they have performed as a guest with The Farm Hands and opened for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Darrell Webb Band, and The Larry Stephenson Band!
The band's fiddle player, Emily, has won the 2018 Maryland State Fiddle contest, and is the teen division and grand champ winner at many Pennsylvania contests.
The band has released 3 albums – Echo Valley (2016), Rise and Shine (2018), and Christmas With Echo Valley (2018).
When not out performing, the siblings are hard at work on the family farm in western Pennsylvania.
Lizzy plays the guitar and enjoys singing alto and lead. She works hard at marketing, arranging songs and taking care of bookings. Lizzy makes sure the band makes it to the right place at the right time. She is a shameless Lord of the Rings nerd.
Emily is the band's lead soprano and fiddler. The most decorated band member, she won the 2018 Maryland State Fiddle contest grand champ as well as teen division and grand champ at many western Pennsylvania contests. Her favorite pastime is sewing and drinking iced coffee.
Isabelle is a high tenor singer and mandolin player. Currently, she is taking some time off to pursue a new interest - her fiancee Levi! They are busy with wedding preparations and getting ready for life together with their puppy Dozer. We all love him to bits! Levi... and the puppy. :D
Olivia plays banjo, fiddle and sings her heart out! Her life's ambition is to play at the Grand Ole Opry and to make a time machine to go back and audition for the Oh Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack. She loves Jolly Ranchers and reading Sherlock Holmes... at the same time.
Emmaline is the bass player and glue of the band! Folks love her energetic style. She loves big fluffy dogs, drawing, and Broadway musicals. She also plays mandolin and guitar, often with a bowl of M&M's nearby.
Dolly lights up the mandolin with her fast flying fingers and is the rhythm of the group. Along with baking, she enjoys reading and drawing. She blows everyone away with her natural music flair.
David is the only boy and the youngest in the band. He is a band favorite and people love hearing his Scruggs style banjo playing. During 2020, his voice changed and the whole band is thrilled to finally have a bass singer in the group. When not reading, he works in the shop on his various metal-working projects and helps his dad on the farm.