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Theo and Brenna MacMillan are originally from Winchester, Kentucky where they grew up with ten other siblings. A variety of creative talents among all of the siblings were recognized, encouraged and supported in their childhood home. Theo and Brenna launched their bluegrass band in May of 2018. They now make their home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brenna

She's the pretty, talented one. Pretty talented.

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Growing up, Brenna sang harmony parts in bluegrass bands, children's choirs, church choirs, or family singings. She began to play the banjo when she was nine, being the only one in her family from Kentucky it was only natural to learn the banjo. Throughout highschool, she dabbled in various genres of music, performing anything from R&B hits to gospel numbers. Her family became changed in size and style through adoption when she was eleven, and at this time her love for the rhythm of a banjo roll developed from researching the banjo in West Africa and listening to Liberian drumming. In college, she joined the college bluegrass band and realized that playing bluegrass music was something she wanted to keep doing. Brenna has toured in various throughout the United States and Europe, and was the recipient of the Red Foley Memorial Music Award in 2018. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and then moved to Nashville, Tennessee in May of 2018.

 

Brenna loves sad songs and creates her own songs out of personal stories and writes regularly.

Brenna

She's the pretty, talented one. Pretty talented.

Pretty, talented. Pretty and talented. Grammar.

Growing up, Brenna sang harmony parts in bluegrass bands, children's choirs, church choirs, or family singings. She began to play the banjo when she was nine, being the only one in her family from Kentucky it was only natural to learn the banjo. Throughout highschool, she dabbled in various genres of music, performing anything from R&B hits to gospel numbers. Her family became changed in size and style through adoption when she was eleven, and at this time her love for the rhythm of a banjo roll developed from researching the banjo in West Africa and listening to Liberian drumming. In college, she joined the college bluegrass band and realized that playing bluegrass music was something she wanted to keep doing. Brenna has toured in various throughout the United States and Europe, and was the recipient of the Red Foley Memorial Music Award in 2018. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and then moved to Nashville, Tennessee in May of 2018.

 

Brenna loves sad songs and creates her own songs out of personal stories and writes regularly.

Brenna

Growing up, Brenna sang harmony parts in bluegrass bands, children's choirs, church choirs, and family gatherings. She began to play the banjo when she was nine. Throughout highschool, she dabbled in various genres of music, performing anything from R&B hits to gospel numbers. Through adoption, the family changed dramatically in size and lifestyle when she was eleven, and at this time her love for the rhythm of a banjo roll developed from researching the banjo in West Africa and listening to Liberian drumming. In college, she joined Theo in the college bluegrass band, an experience that solidified a latent love for playing bluegrass music. Brenna toured with the Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble in the United States and Europe, and was the recipient of the Red Foley Memorial Music Award in 2018. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and then moved to Nashville, Tennessee in May of 2018.

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Brenna is often praised for her exciting banjo playing and gentle soprano singing. Her vocal abilities are highlighted by tonal purity. She loves traditional roots music, classic country, waltzes, and sad songs; she creates her own songs out of personal stories and writes regularly.

Theo

From a young age Theo had an intense interest in music. Performing in local choirs, churches, family concerts and talent shows kept him on the stage. He started playing piano at five years old and fiddle at seven. His interests in writing grew when he picked up guitar at eleven. Theo was introduced to bluegrass when Brenna was given a banjo that same year. Theo continued to write throughout highschool, and in 2010 visited Nashville, TN to write with family friends, the Henningsens. After visiting Music City, he knew it would be his eventual destination.

 

While attending Berea College, Theo was connected with Al White, the director of the Bluegrass Music Ensemble at Berea College (previously of the Bluegrass Alliance, McClain Family Band). Theo played with the Bluegrass Ensemble for three years, singing lead, harmonies and playing fiddle. This lead to his involvement in a full-length bluegrass album, multiple production-level concerts, occasional tours and production of a popular music video for Al White's bluegrass arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" (released December 2016). His senior year Theo was given the Red Foley Memorial Music Award by Berea College for his role in the Bluegrass Ensemble and his active involvement promoting roots music on campus. After graduation Theo used academic award money to move to Nashville, TN. He works as a software engineer and continues to write and produce his own songs, shows and other musical content.