Out of the depths of experience comes a fresh face in the world of acoustic music entertainment. Hard Drive, from Nashville, Tennessee, is an exciting ensemble consisting of Lonnie Jones, guitar; Garry Adams, mandolin; Ronnie Jones, banjo; Danny Conway, dobro; and Rita Schaefer Jones, bass.
This group of seasoned bluegrass veterans takes their music and entertainment value seriously with polished, tight, professional performance and a personality-plus presentation. With renewed emphasis on the cherished tradition of acoustic music in America, Hard Drive will bring their style of quality entertainment to fans at Larry’s Grand Ole Garage and elsewhere, throughout the southeast.
Lonnie Jones has been exciting fans with his performances for over forty years. He is a great musician, humorist and an all around good guy. Lonnie’s love for the music is apparent from the moment he steps on the stage.
Rita Schaefer Jones plays bass for the group. She had been playing bluegrass throughout Kansas and Missouri before moving to TN and marrying Lonnie in 2010. She has entertained at Silver Dollar City and is also a member of Sunny Mountain Bluegrass.
Garry Adams plays mandolin and sings baritone and lead. He moved to Tennessee from Illinois several years ago. Garry traveled with the Adams Family Band before coming to Nashville. He worked at Opryland Park for seventeen years as a musician. His soaring breaks and tasteful accompaniment are evidence of his years of experienced playing.
Danny Conway plays dobro and sings tenor and lead. Originally from Michigan he moved to Portland, Tennessee several years ago. Danny has previously played with Music City Bluegrass.
Ronnie Jones plays banjo and sings tenor and lead. Ronnie is Lonnie’s son. He played bass and banjo with Lonnie starting at age 12.