Raven Hill Bluegrass


J.J. Fischer

 Long time ago, J.J. played honky-tonks and bars in FL and AL. With Lila Lu and the Country Boys, he worked the Wheeling Jamboree in West Virginia. Sundays at Sunset Park in West Grove, PA found him jamming with the best....whether a bluesy number or hot breakdown, his banjo does the talkin' 


Dan Nace

 Lilting melodies and stylistic cross-picking is performed by mandolin player, Dan Nace. His solid chops give Raven Hill a smooth back-beat , his kickoffs and turnarounds on songs like the Stanley Brothers 'Ramblin’ Letters' and 'I Overlooked an Orchid' bring tears 


Brenda Smith

 a bona fide country singer, she grew up in a family steeped in Shenandoah music, her knowledge is deep...her soulful singing and strong harmonies include several country and gospel standards 


Neal Neuman

     On bass is the versatile and talented Neal Neuman, whose experience in many genres of music grew when he brought his skills to Raven Hill.  A veteran of several Philadelphia-area bands, his on-top of the beat playing keeps the band heading in the right direction


Pete Smith

 ...rounds out the band on guitar and vocals.  His rough-edge voice works well on time-worn songs like 'My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains.'  When a Raven Hill song calls for three-part harmonies, his strong tenor voice reaches high into the soul of the music