Music has always had a resounding presence in the lives of twin sisters Lauren Price Napier and Leanna Price. Growing up, both of their parents sang traditional and old-time country songs. While the sisters grew up hearing duet harmony, they naturally became accustomed to singing together themselves. Lauren and Leanna were gifted instruments for their eighth birthday and began taking lessons at age nine, though they didn’t take as strong an interest in bluegrass music specifically until their mid-high school years. The girls then began attending as many festivals and workshops as possible. Both were recipients of Bill Vernon Memorial Scholarships at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in 2014 and attended IBMA for the first time that fall. In 2017, Lauren and Leanna each completed their Bachelor degrees in Traditional Music from Morehead State University.
During the spring of 2016, the girls were signed to Rebel Records and subsequently recorded and released an EP that August, thus beginning the pursuit to tour professionally as The Price Sisters. The Price Sisters have now performed at numerous venues and festivals across the United States and were also included in a 10-day tour of The People’s Republic of China in 2015. The sisters released their first full-length album for Rebel, “A Heart Never Knows,” in spring of 2018.
While Lauren and Leanna front the band and are recognized for their twin-sister harmony singing, each band member is an accomplished musician in his or her own right. Banjo player, Lincoln Hensley, is a devout enthusiast of both the Earl Scruggs and Sonny Osborne style of banjo playing and is honored to visit and study under the mentorship of Sonny on a regular basis. Bobby Osborne II, on bass, is no stranger to bluegrass music, having made his career thus far playing music with his father, Bobby Osborne. Both collectively and individually, band members have instructed and hosted vocal and instrumental workshops and lessons both in private and festival/group settings.