Dick Pike Lead Vocalist / Lead Guitarist Taylor Creek Band, Louisville KY Dick is a creative musician, talented singer and guitar player. He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 10. He played in local bands in the Louisville, Ky. area until he married in 1971 when he and his wife Linda started a family. He sold all his music equipment and his precious Ebony 1968 Custom Les Paul Fretless Wonder guitar. He gave up the guitar and singing for 45 years. All the kids had moved out and in 2016 his wife suggested he start playing again. Today, 15 guitars later he is fortunate to be in the Taylor Creek Band. It all happened when Dick was calling a drummer friend of his and unaware he had dialed the wrong number. He began chatting with someone he thought he knew. He said later “You know, Terry and I talked several minutes and we finally asked “who is this”? It was Terry Sanders (Taylor Creek’s drummer). Their friendship has grown dramatically since that call. Dick feels blessed to have met Terry and the others. Dick is 72 and does the vocals and plays the guitar. Dick feels it is so nice to have the guys in the band as friends, to do something he really enjoys and to have such a great group of folks that show up and support the band at their performances.
Terry Sanders Drummer/Backup Singer Terry has always wanted to be a drummer. He started playing drums/percussion in Junior High. Terry played on drums of friends until he could afford his own set in his twenties. Terry has played in several local bands, most recently playing for "River City Rewind" Terry has played at Hikes Point Christian Church for the past 12 years where he met and played with Rob Grubbs. Terry played in a blues band where he met and got to play with Earl English. Terry met Dick Pike by fate and together they formed a strong bond and friendship which resulted in the "Taylor Creek Band. Terry feels blessed to be part of a band with such talented musicians.
Rob Grubbs Bassist/Multi-Instrumentalist A native of Hodgenville KY, Rob began his now 50 year involvement in music as an all-district and all-state level trombone player in the award winning Larue County High School “Band of Hawks.” Several years of piano lessons were thrown in for good measure. After high school, Rob received scholarship offers from several prestigious Art Institutes, but chose to stay close to home and attend Morehead State University so he could indulge his love for music as well as art. At MSU he was in the marching band, concert band, trombone choir, studied theory and arranging, took class guitar and private trombone and bass lessons, he is a member of the Sigma Pi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. After college he played trombone in the Hardin/Larue Community Band, and in the Louisville Civic Orchestra, formerly the Jewish Community Center Orchestra for 14 seasons. Rob has also had a 30+ year involvement in church music. He conducted and arranged for the Melbourne Heights Baptist Church handbell choir where he also played bass and trombone weekly.
Earl English keyboard musician coming from an accomplished musical family, Earl was introduced to music at an early age. Both of Earl’s parents were jazz musicians, so he grow up listening to their rehearsals. They gigged mostly big band, but also performed some jazz trio’s and quartets. Earl’s life took a different path from music, so it wasn’t until he moved to Kentucky in 2017 that he was able to get back to the keyboard. Earl has performed with a jazz band in Louisville and is currently performing with the Taylor Creek Band.
Rick Parsons Vocalist/Guitar Rick Parsons is a vocalist and guitarist performing with The Taylor Creek Band. Like many others, Rick has been playing guitar in bands and singing since his teenage years. He has played with several bands in Australia for over 20 years at dances, festivals and pubs. After returning to the US, Rick met several of the players of the TC band and an immediate bond was formed with these excellent musicians. His inherent rhythm fits perfectly with this group and together the music they make is quite enthralling.
Mark Erwin keyboards He has played keyboard for years, mainly with family and friends while working and raising a family. Mark has always desired to play in an established band and since the Taylor Creek Band decided to add a second keyboard player it made sense to add Mark to the group. Mark is excited to be part of the Taylor Creek Band and the music and entertainment community.