Far Gone from Me
Greenwillis (formerly Out of the Blue Band) has been playing music for three years focusing on songwriting and creating arrangements of traditional songs. From hard driving bluegrass to old-time and folk, Out of the Blue creates a truly remarkable flavor with their traditional and original tunes. They performed at Walnut Valley Festival #36 in Winfield, Kansas. They also appeared on Michael Johnathon's Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Band members are Rachel Linn (16 years old) - lead/harmony vocals, mandolin; Derek Linn (20 years old) - lead/harmony vocals, guitar; Lukas Pool (18 years old) - harmony vocals, banjo; and Kathy Sutterfield - bass. Rachel Linn drives the group with soulful, powerfully sweet vocals and plays mandolin. Many compare her vocal clarity to that of Alison Krauss or Emmylou Harris. She has been playing with her brother Derek at Mountain View's Ozark Folk Center since the summer of 2003, and she also plays fiddle. Lukas Pool, an exceptionally talented banjo player, is a regular performer in and around Mountain View and placed first in the 2005 Gulf Coast Bluegrass Banjo Contest in Florida. An advanced picker in both the three-finger and claw-hammer styles, Lukas-also a guitarist-plays shows at the Ozark Folk Center State Park and dazzles guests from around the world at his family's bed and breakfast The Inn at Mountain View in Mt. View, Arkansas. A sophomore at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Derek Linn plays a solid, balanced guitar and adds a steady rhythm to each song. His peaceful, vibrant vocals have been weaving vocal harmonies with his sister for the past four years. Kathy Sutterfield (bass), Derek and Rachel's aunt, resides in Mountain View and is a well-experienced multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. She regularly plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass, teaches and plays at the Ozark Folk Center, and is a member of Arkansas acoustic bands Patchwork, Bugshuffle, Wildcat Road Rambler, and Buffalo Gals.