Pat Giblin – Guitar, Vocals
Despite being a lifelong fan of music, in particular, the British Invasion bands, I didn’t begin playing the guitar until I was in my mid-forties! My goal was to simply play a driving rhythm, ala Jimmy Martin, the singing came a little later. Working with like-minded musicians while learning traditional Bluegrass tunes has been both humbling and rewarding. Being able to make a joyful noise can truly be its own reward.
Polly Giblin – Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Singing was always my first love. I sang all the time and joined the school choir as soon as I could. The desire to play music came a bit later. When I was 17 I chose the banjo and started taking lessons. Everything was going great until I discovered stage freight! I could play or sing at home but not in public, so I stopped taking lessons. Singing with a group was a lot safer than singing alone. Fast forward 25 years and I picked up the banjo again. I found an awesome teacher who taught me how to play with other people. Little did I know that playing in a band would take me full circle and allow me the chance to sing again! Now performing is one of my favorite things to do. What a difference 25 years makes!
Dan Lynch – Mandolin, Vocals
My artist father hung musical instruments on the wall like pieces of art. Although my father had a fine instrument collection, he couldn’t play a note. If any musical ability was passed on to me, which is debatable, it must have come from my mother who still plays the harmonica and dulcimer quite well. My father was also a part-time clown, so my performing experience started at the age of 5, contributing in clown skits at the Living Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio. I grew up a big hair rocker; hence, my musical ability was limited until taking up the mandolin at the age of 38. At the time, I was only looking for a new hobby and the thought of playing with a group never entered my mind. I was welcomed to join P’s in a Pod in 2010. Though my on stage persona seems very stoic or serious, believe me I am having a blast.
Mindy Reichelt – Bass, Vocals
Mindy was originally a classical and jazz bassist, but she’s loving the comfortable “coming home” feeling of playing bluegrass. When she isn’t playing music, she’s teaching high-school English, riding horses, curling up with good books, and generally procrastinating from grading the large stacks of student essays. She’s always up for adventures and exploring new places (she’s lived and worked in Central America, New Orleans, Indianapolis), and is now enjoying exploring new places and meeting new people in her new home, Cincinnati. Also, she plays with the Indianapolis-based bluegrass band, Stolen Strings.