Johnny Wilson Lead Guitarist & Vocals
Johnny Wilson is from the small town out of Northeast georgia known as Toccoa, Ga.
He is among the "best of the best" of guitarists of all time. He started out at the top, playing on many pilots of "Hee haw" at the age of ten. Johnny has graced the stage of the "Grand Ole Opry" twice in his carrer. He is proudest for his years of making music and being the father of his two strappin boys! Johnny definitely has some of the fastest fingers to ever touch a guitar!
Ashland Craft Lead Vocals & Guitar
Leading lady Ashland Craft is from Piedmont, South Carolina.
She has a love for singing, playing, & writing country music! Inspired by Chris Stapleton & Miranda Lambert. She is a young woman on a mission to make her mark in the country music industry. If you haven't visited with us to see this rising star you have got to make a trip out and be ready to party!
Roger P. Stone Bass Guitar & Vocals
Roger grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and has been a resident of Anderson, South Carolina for the last 30 years.
Roger started playing guitar and bass guitar at the age of 6 locally. Went on the road at the age of 14, traveled with and fronted such acts as Johnny Paycheck, Conway and Loretta, Marty Robbins and many more! Having played in local bands for the last 30 years such as Slewfoot, Driving Wheel and Stone Pony. Now glad to be a part of the Wendell's Dippin Branch family again playing bass guitar, singing lead and back up.
Timothy Pickens Drummer & Vocals
Pickens currently resides in Anderson, SC with his wife and son.
Having been a drummer and singer since the age of 8, Timothy Pickens brings experience flair, formal training, and a rock-solid groove to the Whiskey Branch band. After high school, Pickens majored in music at the University of South Carolina, where he was trained in many different styles. From be-bop jazz to Latin, from funk to classical, Pickens became musically versatile and sought-after by area musicians. After college, Timothy played with many area groups, played for various artists in the recording studios, and even taught drums before getting a call to play with nationally known singer, Benny Mardones, whose hit song “Into the Night” had broken in the top ten on the Billboard charts for the second time in 1989. This is a rarity for a “one-hit wonder” song that first appeared on the charts in 1980! After his time with Mardones, Pickens continued playing with various area acts before joining his friend, and former band mate, Johnny Wilson, here at Wendell's Dippin Branch!