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.
Michael Williams brings the harmony vocals and booming bass to anchor the band. From southern gospel, country, and bluegrass music. Michael's experience is as vast as they come. His time with Bluegrass legend Charlie Cline and the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers to be one of his favored gigs. He gives credit to Charlie Cline for a priceless musical experience and education. Michael also spent some time with the country band Sawmill Road and is also known for his awesome song writing abilities. Michael is currently working on his first solo all Kazoo album to be released soon. We are honored to have him as part of the Judge Talford family.
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. He's also been compared to Floyd Cramer when it comes to the piano. 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.
Born and raised in Alabama, Daniel's passion for music prompted him to learn an instrument and at the age of 13 he started drumming. At 14 he discovered a talent for guitar playing... as well. Playing hard rock tunes by the likes of Ozzy, AC/DC and Black Sabbath. At age 16, Daniel made the critical decision to embrace the banjo and since then has made a name for himself touring around the globe with Hank lll as well as many session recordings for various artist. One of Daniel's major influences would have to be Ron Stewart. Now Daniel will be joining forces with the Judge Talford Band playing his signature style banjo.