Who is Valley Road?
Valley Road began about 8 years ago with a banjo and guitar...literally. Johnny Goss (guitar) and Luke Ford (banjo) met up in their hometown of Alexandria, AL, struck up a friendship, and began jamming almost immediately. In 2013 David Johnson came to the band with his high tenor voice and 1800s German-made fiddle, sawing a lonesome melody that has come to be the glue that holds this group of musical souls together. And finally came Josh palmer, our most recent addition, picking his Ratliff mandolin at amazing speeds and precision. Yep....this puzzle is complete and ready for framing!
Luke Ford - Banjo
Yeah, it's a bluegrass band, so we had to have one. Born with three extra fingers on his right hand, Luke has greatly improved the three-finger Scruggs Style. The six-finger Ford Style of picking has each finger dedicated to a string while the last keeps time on the banjo head. At 20, Luke's lightning-fast picking and rapid-fire runs has earned him a place in the famed "Who's Who of Bluegrass Banjo Pickers" in Alexandria, Alabama (Vol. 4, p. 348). Recently, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Luke drooled.
Johnny Goss - Guitar/Vocals
Fearless fingerpicking and all cures for what ails you. Snake oil salesman and associate member of the Nationwide Peppermint Endurance Company in Anniston, Alabama. Atonal vocals and cacophonous chord progressions make Johnny a valuable asset to the group...so to speak. As an added bonus, he insures the band's trailer that includes an "everything-but-what's-inside, yeah-that-means-the-instruments, but-we-can-insure-those-separately, here-I'll-get-the-papers-drawn-up" clause.