About the Band: Jon and Marina Lindblom were both trained as classical musicians, having graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY; and played together in the Savannah Symphony for many years. Naturally, their 9 children were all interested in musical instruments. In 2016, after a trip to the mountains of NC introduced the family to the sound of bluegrass for the first time, a bluegrass band was formed!
Headin’ Home Bluegrass is comprised of both parents and their four oldest children - making for a tight, fun-filled, all-family band! In the past 3 years, we have played at many different stages all over the Southern US. We’ve had the pleasure of playing at church services, festivals, outdoor performances, fundraisers, community events, nursing homes, private events, parties, receptions, rehearsals, and corporate functions. Our band has also played at both of the USA’s two biggest events in bluegrass: IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) in Raleigh, NC in both 2019 and 2020; and SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) in Nashville, TN in 2020 - where we placed semi-finalists in the 2020 International Band Championship! Headin’ Home also placed high at the prestigious Old Fiddlers Convention band contest in Galax, VA in August 2021.
The band name, Headin’ Home Bluegrass, is a representation of our main goal as a family: striving closer toward Jesus Christ and our eternal destiny of living with Him. Our slogan, “Bluegrass with a Destiny,” reflects our view of music as a ministry for God. We hope the message of our music blesses and encourages you on the road HEADIN’ HOME!
UPRIGHT BASS / LEAD & HARMONY VOCALS
Jon (Dad) plays upright bass and sings lead and harmony vocals. His rock-solid rhythm is the backbone of our bluegrass groove! As our main lead singer, his soaring vocals are always a highlight as well. Jon tunes, moves, and services pianos for a living through his business 88 Keys Piano. He is a great leader to our family and band and we’re thankful for his godly vision. As our MC, Jon has an engaging way with crowds and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
FIDDLE / HARMONY VOCALS
Marina (Mom) plays the fiddle. She’s been playing the violin all her life, and holds degrees in violin performance, with a symphonic background. She has enjoyed the variety of branching out into bluegrass music, but still insists on cleaning the rosin dust off her fiddle every day! Marina writes much of our original music, and enjoys coming up with interesting and unique chord progressions to keep our band on its toes! She also teaches Kindermusik classes and homeschools her crew of nine, having already graduated the oldest two. Marina handles the bookings for our band, and is our community liaison for scheduling events.
RESO-GUITAR / BASS VOCALS
Luke (23) is our resophonic guitar player. He also sings bass vocals. A gifted musician, Luke adds his exciting and masterful touch on the dobro to our music. He works with the family business, 88 Keys Piano, and also enjoys repairing and reselling electronics on the side. Luke is also our technical whiz, manning the sound setup for our performances. He also enjoys playing banjo and guitar in his spare time!
GUITAR / LEAD & HARMONY VOCALS
Libby (21) plays guitar. She also sings lead and harmony vocals and writes many of our original songs. She has studied flatpick guitar with Jake Workman and Bryan Sutton and counts them as her main influences. In August 2021, at the prestigious Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, Libby placed 4th in the guitar competition among nearly 200 contestants! Libby also enjoys writing Christian stories, teaching children’s music lessons, and developing sticker apps (check out this bluegrass sticker app she built)! She also handles most of the creative and marketing aspects of our band.
MANDOLIN / LEAD & HARMONY VOCALS
Lucy (19) plays mandolin. From her powerful chop to her blazing-fast solos, she adds a special sparkle to every song! Lucy has studied with David Benedict, Sierra Hull, and Jake Workman. She also sings lead and harmony vocals. Lucy keeps busy teaching children’s music lessons and selling handmade crafts on Amazon in her spare time. Whether it’s in a show or a rehearsal, Lucy finds the laughter in every situation and is a pro at keeping everybody smiling!
Timothy (17) is our banjo player! His masterful picking, influenced by his mentors Noam Pikelny and Wes Corbett, keeps our music driving; while his fun yet steady personality always lights up the stage! Timothy helps in the piano business, moving and servicing pianos. He also likes playing guitar, fixing and selling broken iPads, and working outdoors.
Meet The Brothers Five - our “junior band”!
Not to be forgotten, the rest of the family - making us 11 in all! Our five youngest boys have a bluegrass band of their own called “The Brothers Five”!
Linus (15) plays guitar and fiddle, Logan (14) plays bass and harmonica, Liam (12) plays fiddle, Levi (10) plays banjo; and Leo, the youngest (7), plays mandolin and always steals the show! All five brothers sing.
You’ll often see an appearance or two from the ever crowd-pleasing “Brothers Five” when you book a show by Headin’ Home Bluegrass!