Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle..........
Have been married (to each other!) for 14 years, and make their home in Walland, TN in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains national park.
Are 1st Place Winners of the 2000 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.
Hosted and produced the highly successful WDVX "Behind The Barn Series" from 1999-2004
Played too many shows to count and have opened for Nanci Griffith, BR549, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chris Knight, Larry Cordle, Tony Rice, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Randall Stewart, David Peterson, David Allan Coe, David Grier, Rod Picott, Walt Wilkins, Danny Barnes, James King, Dale Anne Bradley, Pat Flynn, John Cowan, Tony Furtado, The Kruger Brothers, Steve Young, Randy Weeks, Duane Jarvis, Randy Kohrs, Phil Lee, Karl Shiflett, The Dempseys, Chip Taylor, Chris Jones, and many, many more.
Released their first independent debut album, "Dog Years" regionally on March 25, 2000.
Two singles from the album, "The Piney Rose" and "When I Come Home" were released nationally in 2001.
Released their second independant album, "Barb Hollow Sessions" worldwide on January 1, 2004.
It received rave reviews and heavy airplay.
The album debuted at #6 on the Roots Music Report National Bluegrass Airplay Charts.
The single, "Bury Me In The Red Clay" peaked at #12 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Chart for November 2004.
It stayed on the charts for 8 months, after it's debut on the charts.
Have had their songs cut by...
John Starling- "Prayer For My Friends"
Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines- "Prayer For My Friends"
Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines- "Quiet Me"
Dale Ann Bradley- "The Piney Rose"
Laura B Walker- "The Piney Rose"
April Verch- "Slip Away"
Carrie Hassler- "Bury Me In The Red Clay"
Mary Cogan- "Bury Me In The Red Clay"
Charlie Sizemore- "Blame It On Vern"
Blue Moon Rising- "Behind The Scenes"
Darrell Webb- "Behind The Scenes"
Darrell Webb- "Thank You Father For My Dad"
Mark Johnson & Emory Lester- "Old Time Drunkard"
Ernie Thacker- "Old Time Drunkard"
One Horse Town- "Old Time Drunkard"
Gary Ferguson & Sally Love- "Old Time Drunkard"
Rickie Simpkins- "When I Come Home"
Eric Lewis & Andy Ratliff- "Only Home I've Had"
Ziggy Moonshine- "Love Can Do Alot With A Little"
Jay Clark- "When I Get To Drinking"
Jay Clark- "Hard Life"
Jay Clark- "These Hills"
Scott Johnson- "Hard Life"
Putumayo Americana Sampler- "Prayer For My Friends"
Quotes About Jeff & Sarah...
"This music is pure & wonderful Americana......The mountains, and the people who make up their culture are beatifically sculpted into words by Jeff and Sarah. Listen to life from their perspective. It'll reach down and grab ya!.......I know it did me."
"Jeff and Sarah are great artists and great people.......
Their music rings true....That's all you need to know about these folks."
LLOYD MAINES, Grammy Award Winning Producer, Dixie Chicks