Born and raised in North Carolina, Tony Rook is no bluegrass novice. He picked up his first guitar at the age of 12, rocking out in the local music scene before returning to his bluegrass roots. Tony, now a multi-instrumentalist, describes his music as “incredibly personal.” His songs convey real-life experiences and hardships through soulful lyrical arrangements and intricate guitar riffs.
In their debut project “Reflections,” released in October 2018, Tony Rook Band showcases nine original tracks of contemporary bluegrass out of the eleven tracks.
Tony Rook Band members are Brent Fuqua on mandolin and vocals, Terry Johnson on bass and vocals, and Graham Sones on banjo and vocals. Brent is a strong instrumentalist whose creativity, enthusiasm and energy helps drive TRB. As its bassist, Terry is TRB’s backbone and brings those high tenor vocals to the mix. Graham brings a driving banjo and the baritone vocals to the quartet. He’s an extremely versatile banjo player and can easily shift from melodic fiddle tunes to a straight-ahead Scruggs style.