Newest member of Lost and Found?

The Lost and Found - Scott Napier, Ronald Smith, Scotty Sparks, Allen Mills and Zachary Porter, Allens grandson; photo ¬© Doug Thompson MediaThe accompanying photo shows Lost and Found with their newest member. And no… we don’t mean the diminutive guitarist on the far right.

The photo comes from the Blue Ridge Muse blog, and was taken by Doug Thompson. It shows the band with their actual newest member, Scott Napier, on mandolin – plus their stand-in on guitar that evening, Zacrye Porter, the four year old grandson of Lost and Founder Allen Mills.

Allen tells us that Zachary stood right there in front of his microphone for both sets at the Floyd Country Store, and though he doesn’t know his chords yet, he matched the band in emotion and exuberance throughout the show.

When the evening’s events were concluded, Allen went to each band member in turn to see that their efforts were compensated. After he sat down on the couch to relax, Zacrye sidled over and leaned in to say, “Papa… where’s my money?”

Well.. it sounds like he earned it!

There are a few more photos on the Blue Ridge Muse.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.