Being one of the hottest and freshest additions to American Bluegrass, Authentic Unlimited Band offers a powerful and energetic approach to every performance, complete with a combination of crafted skill, talent and years of experience. Each time AU hits the stage, they give a genuine East Tennessee feel to this beloved musical genre. Jerry Cole, Eli Johnston and Stephen Burwell were members of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver until Lawson announced his retirement. With Lawson’s blessing and guidance, the three decided to pick up the torch and carry it forward. The roster was made complete with the addition of sensational vocalist, John Meador and mandolin extraordinaire, Jesse Brock.
Bragging several IBMA awards, Authentic Unlimited is unique in the fact that the members write, record and produce their own music, which makes each performance crisp, professional and entertaining.