JD Messer

I spent most of my childhood listening to my uncles and my dad play bluegrass and gospel bluegrass music. I learned my first chord on the guitar when I was seven years old, but it wasn’t really until I was 19 or 20 years old that I really took an interest in wanting to play music. I spent countless hours listening to people like Tony Rice, Third Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson, Adam Steffey, Dan Tyminski, Alan Bibey, and some Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe. I loved the driving sound that bluegrass had and by this time it was in my blood. I have to tell you though, I wasn’t very good AT ALL!!!! But, that didn’t stop me from spending 90% of my day trying to improve and praying for God to bless me to get better. In just a short period of time, I was improving fast. After about 10 years you get what you see today. Still not the best in the world, but definitely better. I am still trying to improve and still praying for God to bless me to always do better. I want to thank people like my parents, my wife, my sister, my uncles, and all of my family who have supported me. Most importantly, I want to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ, who Shed his blood that an awful, sinful person like me could be saved.