Shane Norman was born and raised in Hazel Green Alabama. He grew up listening to all types of music but when it came time choose an instrument he gravitated toward the mandolin. Shane began his musical journey playing and singing with the Bluegrass Gospel group The Soul Pickers. The Soul Pickers would later go on to sign with Blue Circle Records owned by Miss Dixie and Tom T Hall. Later he tried his hand with other bands some of which were the Gary Waldrop Band and Cornbread Red. Shane is a founding member of the Judge Talford Band and also handles the day to day business for the band. Shane looks forward to hitting the road with this new configuration of The Judge Talford Band.
Chris Vaughn was Born in Cullman Alabama and grew up in rural Winston
County, Alabama. His love for music began at a very young age; His earlier years Chris was surrounded by bluegrass and gospel music.
Chris has played most every major venue in the U.S. and Canada. While playing with Clay Walker he appeared on Countdown at the Neon Armadillo, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Crook and Chase, Music City Tonight, Nashville Now, The Ryman and The Grand Ole Opry. He has also appeared in Clay Walker's Video "If I Could Make A Living Out of Loving You".
Chris is a welcome addition to the Talford family.
James was born in Foley Alabama. His mother was a classically trained pianist and his father a wonderful trumpet player. James started playing guitar at the age of 8. James went on to play professionally form 1986/1992 playing all genres of music. In the last ten years James picked the banjo back up and hasn’t looked back.
We’re looking forward to what James adds to JTB.
Jesse is from a small community outside of Cullman Alabama. Jesse started playing music at a young age. He even had his own segment on the Jamey Cooper TV Show on ZTV out of Athens AL. Jesse can play anything with strings. He's an accomplished banjo, mandolin, bass and fiddler just to name a few and is currently JTB's Lead Guitarist. Jesse is also known as a great story teller which you'll see whenever you come out to one of JTB's shows. Jesse has toured the country playing with the Farm Hands and many other bands. He's also played the Grand Ole Opry on several occasions.