The Teton Shadow Band has been performing since the summer of 2007 when the band initially formed. They kicked off their first performances playing for an American Folk Dance Team in the Eastern Idaho Folk Dance Festival. Since that time they have been performing throughout South Eastern Idaho and Utah in music festivals, fairs, and celebrations of all sorts. Playing a mix of contemporary and traditional bluegrass with strong vocal harmonies and intricate instrumental breaks, they have played for events as formal as weddings to as laid back as a 4th of July Barbecue. With many of them having played from early childhood they have a ton of experience and love to play, sing, and make you smile.
Diane Koller, originally from Northern California, has called Idaho home for over fifteen years. She started her musical career at the age of two, playing fiddle and eventually mandolin in a family bluegrass band. Diane has since enjoyed playing in various groups in Jackson, Wyoming and Idaho. She loves to spend her free time outside with her two boys, daughter, and wonderful husband.
Nykolus Vail, from Rexburg, Idaho, began playing banjo when he was six years old. His desire to play and sing came from watching and performing folk and western music with his father.Nyk loves playing anything with strings but mandolin and guitar are his favorites. He enjoys the great outdoors and loves spending time with his wonderful wife, son, and daughters.
Jordan Snow, originally from Smithfield, Utah, started playing banjo at age 12 and still loves it. He has taken first place in the Utah State banjo competition twice and has competed in nationals two times as well. He uses his awarding style to make people smile everywhere he goes. Having played with many of the greats such as Earl Scruggs and Pete Wernick and many others Jordan brings much history, talent, and skill to the band.
Curtis Benson, from Idaho Falls, Idaho has been playing bluegrass style guitar for around 15 years almost as long as he has been married to his wife. Constantly influenced by musical family and friends it is no wonder he so good. Watch and listen to him make his beautiful sounding and good looking guitar sing. Dr. Benson went to Dental School in Kentucky where his love for Bluegrass music only grew. He is married to Gail Benson who plays with the band and they have a beautiful daughter Dezh.
Fay Call, originally from the Seattle, WA area, now calls Idaho home. She started playing the piano when she was five and continued to learn many more instruments including the upright Bass. She has had the opportunity to play in a variety of different bands playing all over the North-West. When she's not playing the bass she's a nurse practitioner, wife, and a mother to two beautiful boys.
Lawrence Stone, originally from Parker, Idaho now resides in Utah with wonderful wife and children. Lawrence has been playing Bass since JR. High and started playing bluegrass in 2005. He adds his profound jazz skills to keep the group together and on beat. If you listen close, you will here some sweet upright bass leads during the shows. "Look mom, no frets"! His amazing command of this big instrument ties everything together.