On stage and in the recording studio, Kenny Vaughan is the consumate, 21st Century guiTarzan. His style, both as a soloist and ensemble player, includes Rock n Roll, Blues, Country, Soul, Western Swing, Jazz (he took lessons from Bill Frizell) and Tomorrow-Grass. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Denver, Colorado, he was electrified as a teen by front-row exposure to the likes of British Invasion titans the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group, the Animals and Led Zeppelin; seminal experiences that inspired him to spend his life mastering the various musical forms mentioned earlier. Dedication and experimentation have enabled him to forge his own unique style of guitArchitecture. If he was a ball player, he could cover all the bases. If he was a SkyCap, there is no bag he couldn't lift and carry. After stretches in Chicago and NYC as a young man fronting his own band, the Jonny Three, he moved to Nashville in 1987, where he has since toured and recorded with a roster of artists that includes Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams, Patty Loveless, Rodney Crowell, Kim Richey, Tim O'brien, Greg Garing, R. B. Morris, the RRAF, Mindy Smith and Hayes Carll.
Married to singer-musician Carmella Ramsey, they have two daughters, Velvet and Talia. In 2000 he was named Best Guitarist in the Nashville Scene Music Awards.
HARRY STINSON A Nashville native, Harry's roots run deep in Nashville. Currently known as a drummer, singer, songwriter and producer, he began his professional career touring with Dottie West in the early seventies. After Dottie, he headed west to the California scene for a 10-year tenure, working with Al Stewart, Etta James, and Peter Frampton.
He returned to Nashville in '85 and hooked up with producer Tony Brown and Steve Earle. He became a Duke and performed on the classic “Guitar Town.” Immediately, he became an in demand session drummer and singer. It was at this time that he met Marty, and played on some of his early hits like, “Tempted” “Little Things” and “Burn Me Down.” He has also recorded with the likes of Patty Loveless, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Conway Twitty, Mark Knopfler, Buck Owens, Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, Bob Seger, and a host of others.
Harry has also enjoyed No 1 success as a songwriter, producer as well as being a familiar face on TNN, GAC, and CMT for years. In addition to all this, he has found musical soul-mates playing with Marty, Kenny and Paul and is having a blast on this latest chapter of his “Superlative” career.
Kentucky born and bred, Martin made a name for himself during his five years of playing guitar and singing lead vocals with the country/pop super group Exile. After a successful run of hits, Exile stopped touring in the mid-90s, lending Martin time to focus on some of his other passions—writing, producing, and engineering in his recording studio. Being a multi-instrumentalist, he enjoyed several tours on the road, playing both steel guitar and keyboards for Kathy Mattea, bass guitar and steel for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys, bass for Steve Wariner, and even sang as one of the Oak Ridge Boys prior to William Lee Golden’s return to the lineup in the mid-90s.
Martin delved into writing and recording a wide range of projects, including composing national & regional commercial jingles, writing/producing music libraries and instrumentals that have been featured in national and international television spots and programs, recording album projects for acclaimed major-label and independent recording artists, and singing and playing on numerous recordings from country, rock, pop, bluegrass, gospel, and more.
Martin and his wife Jamie also started raising their family. Watching their 4 children all share their parents’ passion for music has been a thrill beyond Martin’s imagination. Martin’s goals have always been to be a successful artist, performer, songwriter, producer and engineer--and most importantly a great husband and father.
After years of focused studio time, Martin got the call from Marty Stuart, asking him to join the Fabulous Superlatives. “Marty said, ‘You’ve spent the last 10 years being a great father and husband, and now it’s time for the world to enjoy that God-given talent of yours again.’ I just laughed and said, ‘Well, alright then; time for the next chapter!”