Ron Inscore -- Mandolin / Vocals
~ Ron has been one of my closest friends and favorite mandolin player for close to 25 years. He always plays with great feel and tone and his harmony singing is amazing! I've been so blessed to be able to call him a friend and bandmate!
Raised in the small Southwest Virginia hamlet of Ararat, mandolin player and harmony singer Ron Inscore is no stranger to bluegrass music. Playing mandolin and guitar since the age of 8, Ron started as part of a duet with first cousin John R. Bowman (Alison Krauss, Boxcars, The Isaacs, Doyle Lawson) at churches and other local events. In the late 1980s, Ron joined the award-winning regional band Appalachian Trail and stayed for several years. After playing with local band Savannah Road (a joint venture he and Slaughter put together), Ron eventually landed a gig with Kenny and Amanda Smith, touring and recording with the duo for three years.
Since a busy work schedule prevented him from touring full-time, Ron began to moonlight as a fill-in mandolin player for award-winning acts as Mountain Heart and The Boxcars. He joined forces with Slaughters in 2010 and has been their regular touring and recording mandolin player ever since. Ron is first and foremost a patriot and still lives on the family farm with his wife, Tonya. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and collecting various items of American historical memorabilia.