“Frosty” Foster, Guitar & Max Etling, Bass
Advanced Guitar, Bass, Bluegrass Band Lab
Aaron “Frosty” Foster, currently studying Bluegrass, Old Time, & Country Music at East Tennessee State University, is set to release his debut album, Opening Doors. Foster has always been interested in bluegrass music. Like many bluegrassers, Foster’s first music lessons were from his father, and he was soon participating in the music scene in New England. After graduating high school in 2010 he found his way to ETSU to study Business Management. He ultimately decided to focus on his music full time, and changed his major to Bluegrass, Old Time, & Country Music Studies. Foster has a long list of top notch performers accompanying him on his first record, including Eric and Leigh Gibson of the Gibson Brothers, 2015 Grand Master Fiddler Champion Aynsley Porchak, former bass player for The Roys Jaime Carter, guitarist Wyatt Rice, as well as ETSU instructors and award-winning musicians Brandon Green and Adam Steffey.
Max Etling is from Plymouth, Minnesota. At age nine, he started playing guitar. Throughout high school, he played guitar in rock bands and a bluegrass band. Max arrived at East Tennessee State University in 2014 as a guitar student. He began playing more and more upright bass in jams as the year went on. By the second semester, bass was his primary instrument. He says that there are more opportunities that come up for him as a bass player than as a guitar player, so he is enjoying playing the bass quite a bit. Max sings lead and harmony vocals in Dreamcatcher. Visit Dreamcatcher website.