The Lang Sisters Band is based in the Raleigh, NC area. Inspired by their love of traditional music, The Lang Sisters include many folk, bluegrass and gospel crowd favorites, as well as their own original songs, to create a unique palette of acoustic music.
Jessica, age 15 is a talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose passion for music excellence is undeniable. She has won multiple guitar, vocal and ensemble performance awards at competitions throughout NC and Virginia. She also plays mandolin and is a member of the elite IBMA Kids on Bluegrass program, performing at various IBMA stages throughout the annual festival in Raleigh. Jessie also sings and plays lead guitar for the Carolina PineCones, plays jazz guitar with her high school band, and also plays contemporary Christian music.
Chloe, age 19 is a strong rhythm player and vocalist for the duet. Fascinated by the history of traditional music with a special interest in arts education, she served as a summer camp counselor and teacher at JAM summer music camps and PineCone music camps. She is currently attending Meredith College. Chloe also plays piano, percussion, and is a member of Meredith’s Chorale, the College’s premiere vocal performing ensemble.
Sam Stage, 14, is an accomplished fiddler and vocalist from Raleigh who also performs with the Carolina PineCones. He is a charter member of the PineCone Youth Council and enjoys collaborating with other musicians from around the Triangle.
Jef Walter, a Durham, NC musician and instructor, performs on bass and guitar with a Who’s Who of North Carolina acoustic musicians, and leads The Carolina PineCones youth bluegrass band.
These band members met through their involvement with PineCone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music) and Youth Council activities and summer music camps.
“With big hearts and lots of talent, this duo carries the traditional music of North Carolina into the 21st Century” – Eno River Association presents 37th annual Festival for the Eno. Saturday, July 2nd at the River Stage (2016)
“…The duo keeps it both polished and fresh. They blend old traditionals – Uncloudy Day segues into I’ll Fly Away, the harmonies seamless – and then hang around after to chat with new fans.” – Tracy Davis, Walter Magazine, Raleighites – Girl Power (March 2016)
“The traditions of bluegrass music are best handed down person to person, one generation to the next. Chloe Lang and her sister, Jessica, are part of the next generation of bluegrass musicians eagerly learning everything being passed to them.” – Carol Tabor, The Wake Weekly, The Future of Bluegrass Lies with Two Sisters (Dec 2014)
“Chloe and Jessica are dedicated young musicians who are always in search for more music education opportunities. They have been an active and enthusiastic participant in PineCone’s relatively new Youth Council, leading by example and being role models for our younger members. They have been actively involved with the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians group – they dedicate so much time and energy to their musical pursuits, and it has been such a pleasure to see them grow over the years. We are excited to see where their music will take them in the future, and we are proud to have played a role in their music education.” – William Lewis, PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music (2016)