The Ozark - Appalachian connection
After ten years on the bluegrass and old-time festival circuit Emily, the youngest sister, left the band for pursue other interests. The two eldest sisters still live with mother Rebecca, although they did move from their native Ozarks to the area around Asheville, North Carolina at the southern end of the Blue Ridge.
Since Emily's departure last year, the sisters have added Brendan McEnnerney (Clawhammer Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar) and Devin McEnnerney (Bass). When you attend a few of the old-time music festivals and fiddler's conventions this season, make a point of being near the stage when the Downden Sisters are on.