We (Joshua, Tom, and Michael) grew up on a farm in rural Iowa—surrounded by the sounds of open-air concerts, jam sessions, and bleating goats. Though we began classical study at age 5, the urge to recreate the music of our roots pushed us to teach ourselves guitar, banjo, and mandolin. At the age of eleven, we began our “nation-wide tour” to local nursing homes and churches. By the time we were 17, our younger brother (then eight years old) joined us on upright bass, and we had our first professional debut at Greynold's Park. As a result, The Lubben Brothers were unanimously voted members of the South Florida Bluegrass Association and declared “Florida's Handsomest Band.” While in college, our band grew in numbers and quality with the addition of Katie, Shana Terra, and Karol. Since then, we've performed traditional American folksongs, Celtic dances and airs, spirituals, and original music wherever we go. Music from our two albums has aired on radio stations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Florida, including an exclusive interview on NPR's “Folk and Acoustic Music” (WLRN 91.3, Miami). Through this next year of folk performances, we hope to spread the same joy, beauty, and excitement we've always discovered in the music we love.