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 / Isaacs / Doyle Lawson) at churches and other local events. In the late 1980's Ron joined the award winning regional band Appalachian Trail and stayed in that band 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 3 years.
Since a busy work schedule prevented him from touring full-time, Ron began to moonlight as a fill-in mandolin player for such award winning acts as Mountain Heart and The Boxcars. He joined forces with the Slaughters in 2010 and has been their regular touring and recording mandolin player ever since. He 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.