Band Member Bios
Originally from Wheatfield, Indiana, Bobby Davis now makes his home in Salyersville, Kentucky. He has been with the Dave Adkins Band since early 2019. Bobby got his musical start with the Chicago Bluegrass Band and has since performed bass with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Audie Blaylock & Redline, James King Band, and Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.
Hailing from River Falls, Wisconsin, Ari grew up immersed in bluegrass and Americana music. He spent weekends tagging along with his father, a professional musician, to bluegrass and folk festivals, soaking up everything he could from workshops to open stages and forming mentor relationships with local musicians and songwriters. Since high school, Ari has been performing professionally as a singer-songwriter and in bluegrass bands. He eventually started his own band, The Silver River Band, which played at festivals and events throughout the Midwest. Currently, Ari is attending East Tennessee State University, majoring in Bluegrass, Old-Time and Roots Music Studies. In addition to attending school full time, Ari has performed with Valerie Smith and her band, Liberty Pike. He is known for his dazzling flatpick guitar, soulful mandolin, and outstanding vocal quality.
Zackary Vickers: ETSU Bluegrass program graduate, has been playing music since he was 7, multi instrumentalist and all around cutie