Curt Cooper is a long-time resident of the Pittsburgh area, and has been playing guitar and singing for many years. A multi-instrumentalist, Curt plays flute, guitar, and fiddle, and has played with several old-time Appalachian square dance and bluegrass bands in the Pittsburgh area. Curt has studied Irish fiddle styles under master fiddler Brendan Mulvihill. He was a member of Pittsburgh's Cajun band Grand Bon Rien for 16 years before retiring in 2013.

Curt has taught classes in singing and guitar for Calliope, the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.

Annie Trimble grew up in California, where music and singing were part of her life from an early age. There she was involved in several bluegrass bands, and as a song leader for the Girl Scouts. Annie has performed with several traditional music groups in the Pittsburgh area. She is currently a member of the Cajun band, Grand Bon Rien, plays piano with Band du Jour, Pittsburgh's favorite contradance band, and plays guitar with the old-time band Panther Hollow String Band.

Annie is also a talented songwriter: her ballad "Elena's Song" won first place in a song writing competition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Homestead steel strike in Pittsburgh. The humorous "You Can't Get There From Here", written about driving around in Pittsburgh, has been recorded by several local artists.