The Melungeons Humble Beginings
"Music... it is about the ability of one human being to touch the soul of another"
The Melungeon's evolution as a band began in 2011 when Tom Thompson started singing to his mother, Kathryn Thompson, on Sundays in the nursing home.
Kathryn's granddaughter Rhonda James joined Tom on Sundays to sing , Kathryn's son -in- law Tom Summers played with them on mandolin and banjo.... then Kathryn's grandson WIll Lambert started coming on Sundays to play violin/fiddle.
Eventually, Sam Lucas, Rhonda's finance joined the group playing guitar, banjo, and vocals and a unique acoustic sound began Sundays in a nursing home in Metropolis, iIllinois.