Meet the Band

Mark Roshelli

Mark Roshelli (guitar) has performed bluegrass and traditional music for the past 30 years at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the US, including MerleFest, Bean Blossom, and IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) alongside such notables as Tut Taylor, Bobby Hicks, and New Vintage. More recently, he has expanded his musical interests to electric guitar and performs regularly in the R&B, blues, and rock & roll genres. He currently resides in Apex, North Carolina, where he works as a pharmaceutical account executive and enjoys camping, exercise, and spending time with family and friends.

Deborah Riley

Deborah Riley (vocals) is new to the music scene. She had a brief “career” singing Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head at the age of 5 with her grandfather’s jazz band. She returned to music in 2016 singing vocals in Lone Pilgrims. Currently she serves as the lead singer for Grahams Number. She enjoys singing all genres but especially R&B,  rock and folk music. Deborah lives in Apex, North Carolina. She is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Her hobbies include travel, exercise and anything outdoors.

Tab Kearns

Tab Kearns (Dobro – the generic term for a wood-bodied, single cone resonator guitar) is known in both the central and eastern North Carolina bluegrass and country music scene. Born in Montgomery County, North Carolina, Tab was first exposed to bluegrass and old-timey music when he was in high school. He later began attending bluegrass festivals and jams when living in the Asheville, North Carolina, area. Tab’s friends in that area were big influences in moving him towards the bluegrass/country music genre. Prior to that, Tab was strictly a southern rock follower. Tab heard and begin to follow the Dobro work of Josh Graves (with Flatt & Scruggs) while living in the North Carolina mountains. Years later, after discussing music with a co-worker, Tab decided to acquire a Dobro of his own, and begin learning the voice of the instrument. After 26 years, Tab has played in numerous bands (bluegrass and country) and recorded with many local/regional bands. Tab brings his lap/slide guitar sounds to Grahams Number with both the Resophonic Guitar (Dobro) and the Weissenborn Guitar. Tab restores vintage cars in his spare time.

Denise Hering

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Denise Hering (vocals and mandolin) was born and raised in North Carolina. She comes from a very musical family and had her public performance debut at the age of 4 singing Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone) at one of her father’s shows. Since then, Denise has sung publicly many times with her family, as a member of her church choir, and as a soloist. Denise started taking mandolin lessons from Jan in 1999 and was soon playing her mandolin as well as singing at many bluegrass jams, church functions, and the occasional gig with with various performers. Denise currently resides in Garner, North Carolina, where she works as a cosmetologist and enjoys listening to and playing music, traveling, and spending time with family.

Ricky Walton

Rick Walton (bass), a native of Louisiana and son of a Methodist preacher, has been playing the string bass for more than 50 years. Rick has played bass and sung with numerous bands (folk, pop, and country), first during his four years in college in Louisiana, then during his seven years in the US Navy both in San Diego and Hawaii, and for 33 years while living in Oregon. After retiring in 2012 from a career in technical writing, Rick and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to North Carolina to be near their grandchildren. Rick has been playing at jam sessions in Raleigh, Carthage, Sanford, and Garner, and in 2014 Rick began playing with Fayetteville-based Cumberland County Line Bluegrass. Now Rick is both proud and excited to be associated with Grahams Number.

Pamela Rosoff

Pamela Rosoff (percussion) first picked up drumsticks in 2002, when she ended up being the only one in her class who could play a drum groove to the 007 theme song. Since then, she describes the drums as “that thing in life that brings you SO much joy… you can’t even put words to it”.  Pamela joined the band in March 2018, and enjoys the variety of grooves and genres she gets to play, from Samba to Jazz, to the classic shuffle.  She works in Software Product Management, and enjoys her dogs, and this new trend of “high protein, low cal ice cream”.