The Tenos

                                                                                               a family bluegrass band from east tennessee     

a family journey...

At nine years old, our son, Andy, decided he wanted to play the banjo. This was the beginning of a new and exciting adventure for the whole family. He inspired us all to learn a new instrument and play bluegrass music together for fun and enjoyment! We played our first public performance on July 4th, 2012, at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee! Since then, we've played at Rocky Branch Community Center, Dollywood’s BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, Museum of Appalachia’s Fall Homecoming, David West's Ciderville Farm and Home Show, TV and radio shows, various conventions, festivals, service groups, many churches, and a variety of other venues. Come hear us play every Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Norris at the Museum of Appalachia's gift shop. We recorded our first CD several years ago and we are currently in the process of recording another! Our music consists of traditional bluegrass, old-time, and gospel songs with close family harmonies that you will love and enjoy!


sings and plays banjo for the group.  He wrote a song for The Tenos debut album called “Will’s Tune.”  He is currently working towards getting his pilot’s license.  Will enjoys building model airplanes and working with computers.


sings and plays the fiddle.  She also plays piano and is teaching herself guitar.  Leah loves to dance and is accomplished in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop and pointe.  Crafting, baking, and teaching dance lessons are some of her other interests.


sings and plays the banjo.  He also plays guitar, mandolin, dobro, bass, and is teaching himself to play the fiddle.  He enjoys working with small engines, blacksmithing, and crafting knives.  


is the mandolin player for the band.  He also plays guitar and bass. Sam enjoys playing electric bass and guitar in his free time.  He also enjoys working out in the gym.


sings and plays guitar in the band.  She has enjoyed home schooling her children for the past 18 years.  Karyn loves photography and several of her photos were displayed on bilboards for the Apple "Shot on iPhone Campaign" and her photoraphy is in  the Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas.


plays the bass and sings,  He was a professional musician and played bass trombone for Disney World for many years.  He is now an attorney and works in property law.  Trippy enjoys fishing and tying flies.