The Grass Stings began its journey in Albemarle, NC way back in 1976. From its conception the Strings have remained a regional touring band. Jim Burris hails from Kannapolis, NC and is the only original member remaining, he plays mandolin and sings every vocal harmony part as well as lead. Randy Mauldin, lives in Midland, NC and has been with the band a total of 21 years, sings harmony, lead vocals while playing banjo for the group. Lester Deaton, makes his home in Landis N.C. Les, a great asset for The Grass Strings, plays guitar and sings most of the lead vocals and adds harmony from time to time. Also from Kannapolis, NC, Ronnie Elwood, Ronnie keeps the tempo from jumping track with some great bass work and mighty fine vocals. We invite you to come check us out soon. We look forward to seeing you!