The Jeff Little Trio
“Jeff Little is a remarkable musician, steeped in the tradition of his native Blue Ridge,
yet also a virtuosic and eclectic innovator."- National Public Radio
“Jeff Little tore the place apart with his wondrously quick and articulate piano style.
He is always intelligent and richly melodic."-The Boston Globe
Jeff Little / Piano – Vocals – Harmonica
Jeff Little is an award-winning musician from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North
Carolina. With few exceptions the piano does not play a prominent part in
Americana or Appalachian music and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little
is an exception and a remarkable one. Jeff has not only been recognized as a
critically acclaimed musician but also a true music innovator.
Jeff as well as his trio stay busy traveling the country performing concerts with an
energy and dedication to their music that is evident at every show. Performances
include The Smithsonian Institution, The National Folk Festival, American Piano
Masters, The Barns of Wolf Trap and many theatres, performing arts centers,
Jeff has been featured on National Public Radio and PBS many times and has also
taken his music around the world for the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs performing in Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Oman, France and Tanzania. In 2014 Jeff
was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame. In addition, Jeff is Artist in
Residence for the Popular Music Program at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC.
Steve Lewis / Acoustic Guitar – Five String Banjo - Vocals
Steve Lewis is an award - winning guitar and banjo player from Todd NC and is
one of the most respected acoustic musicians in the country. Steve is well known
for his flat picking on guitar and his mastery of the five - string banjo. Steve has
won many championships for his guitar and banjo playing. Some of the prestigious
events include the Walnut Valley Nationals, Merlefest, the Galax Old Time Fiddlers
Convention, Renofest and the Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition. Steve is also a
two-time national champion on the banjo. He remains an in-demand guitar and
banjo teacher and is dedicated to sharing his love of music with the next generation.
Luke Little / Mandolin
Luke Little is a young and talented mandolin player whose musicianship and style
expand well beyond his years. Luke's performances include the National Folk Festival,
PBS Song of the Mountains, The Richmond Folk Festival and The Moss Center for the
Performing Arts at Virginia Tech.