Front Porch Gospel Group - What an amazing gospel group; they have only been together for about four months! They are quite polished and professional sounding singers and musicians. One would imagine they have been together for years! The Smyth County Jam extends a hearty welcome to these fine folks.
Tami Maloyd is an outstanding singer and says she plays a 'little' fiddle. She lives in the Glade Spring-Emory area. Tami recalls that years back when the family and friends would gather on the front porch to sing and socialize--hence the name of the group came into being from that experience. Tami has one daughter and two grandchildren.
Ronnie Burchett and his wife Sadie are from the Marion area. They have a little grandson who sometimes sings with them. The Burchett's have two grown children. Ronnie plays autoharp and guitar. Both are retired. Ronnie's brother Neal was an excellent musician-singer until he began to have health problems that prevented him from participating in music.
Junior Reedy is a member of the group who plays mandolin and he says a 'little' guitar. He is married to a friendly lady who is known affectionately as "Mrs. Red" They do not have children. Junior has a wood working shop and says he does a little farming, as a hobby. At one time he enjoyed hunting and fishing, but has foot problems that mostly prevent this pastime. Junior says he admires the music of Doyle Lawson.
We hope they will return to the Smyth County Jam anytime they can come.