Tin Cup Gypsy
When brothers Jordan and Jonathan, raised in rural Missouri, met lively Arizona native
Cassandra in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona, the foundation was laid for the adventure
of a lifetime. All three classically trained students had plans of making the 2,600 mile journey
to Music City to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until an impromptu concert in Phoenix that
the trio realized there was an undeniable blend between their musical styles.
! "The show was just supposed to be a farewell for our family and friends who had
encouraged us individually to take a chance and move to Nashville to pursue country music.
We had no idea that night would plant the seed of becoming a band. Everyone kept asking
what our group's name was, and it became obvious that we had something really special
together," says concertina player and vocalist Cassandra.
! So in January of 2002, the eldest brother Jonathan was the first to pack up his little
truck and make the 28-hour drive. Cassandra followed suit 6 months later, with Jordan not
far behind. For the next several years, they each paid bills by working various industry jobs,
playing for several country artists including Sara Evans, Josh Turner and Lorrie Morgan.
! But it wasn't until May of 2008 when they met the easy going Indiana drummer, Tyler
Oban, that the story was set in motion. After a couple years of fitting shows in between
rigorous touring schedules and school, they reached a crucial fork in the road. On April 11,
2010 they all took a deep breath and a leap of faith, signing their names on a crumpled cafe
napkin that said "September 1, 2010 or Bust." Vowing to quit their jobs, and start their quest
to becoming full time artists. "It was probably the scariest time in our lives, walking away
from a steady paycheck and into the great unknown," vocalist, mandolin and fiddle player
Jordan Lawson said.