Jimmy and Ada McCown are from Pikeville in eastern KY – an area renowned for its traditional music. Jimmy took up the six-string banjo (tuned like a banjo rather than guitar) and loves to play a spirited fiddle tune too. Ada has been playing guitar since 1970. They have traveled much with their music even playing on the Grand Ole Opry. Jimmy was close musical friends with the late Paul David Smith and Snake Chapman and plays many of their tunes.