Interstate Thirty

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Bio

Ben Cardin, a lifelong resident of Malvern, AR, plays the upright bass and banjo. He started playing bluegrass in 2000. Some of his favorite musicians include Flatt & Scruggs, J.D. Crowe, The Dillards, Larry Sparks, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard. He is an arborist, and when he isn't tending to trees or playing music he enjoys working out and racing motorcycles.

Paul DeWeber of Hot Springs, AR plays the fiddle. Originally from Kennewick, Washington, he has been playing the fiddle since 1988. He has placed in the top 5 in multiple fiddle contests in several states. He formerly traveled with The Hawkins Family, a gospel group. He was named Musician of the Year in 2010 by the Gospel Music Artists Association. His influences include Mark O'Connor, Allison Krauss, Terry Morris, Tony Ludiker, Tim Crouch, Stuart Duncan, and Stephane Grappelli. He works as a Master Electrician.

Peyton Murphy of Benton, AR plays the mandolin and sings. He is originally from Imboden, AR and still plays bluegrass there some with his family. He has been playing the mandolin since 2006. His favorite bluegrass artists include Bill Monroe, Reno & Smiley, the Johnson Mountain Boys, and the Del McCoury Band. He works as an attorney.

Robert Stane of Bigelow, AR joined the band in 2015. He plays the guitar, banjo, and sings. He has been playing bluegrass since he was 14 years old. His favorite bands include Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the Lonesome River Band, and the Bluegrass Album Band. He works as a supervisor with a pipeline company. He is an avid fan of Taco Bell.


Darrell Drennan joined the band in 2015, playing upright bass, guitar, and singing. He hails from Paron, AR and has been playing bluegrass since before El Caminos and crop tops were cool. His favorite artists include Yanni, the Bee Gees,  and Karl Shifflett and Big Country Show. He works as a carny and spends his spare time with his five parrots.