Lost Creek Band formed in 1978, when cousins, Ed Stiner and Rick Fielden, and lifelong friend Phil Clear were hired to provide entertainment for a “Bean Supper”. The band’s first influences came from the Knoxville Grass and bluegrass greats Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin. Through the years, Lost Creek has performed at various festivals and venues with such acts as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Sonny and Bobby Osborne, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Mountain Heart, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Paul Williams and Victory Trio, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, and numerous others. Former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist honored Lost Creek Band for writing the theme song for his gubernatorial campaign. The band has played at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, VA, for the filming of the PBS series, Song of the Mountains, where Lost Creek was featured with Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top Express. A second trip to the Lincoln stage paired Lost Creek with such acts as Dr. Ralph Stanley, Donna Ulisse, Redhead Express, and the VW Boys. With a diverse mix of traditional and progressive bluegrass, Lost Creek has remained one of the longest running bluegrass acts in East Tennessee. Although some personnel changes have been made in the band’s thirty-plus years, 3 original members still remain.
Lost Creek band members include Ed Stiner (guitar/ vocals), an award- winning songwriter for the band. His awards include Rising Songwriter and Songwriter of the Year (North America Country Music Association International). Rounding out the band are members Rick Fielden (mandolin/ fiddle), Phil Clear (percussion/ vocals), Rick Flynn (banjo/ dobro), and Tim Carpenter (bass/ vocals).
Lost Creek is a multi- award winning band, having received the Horizon Award for Bluegrass Gospel Album in 2009 (TN Country Music Assoc., North America Country Music Assoc. Intl., and MS Country Music Assoc.). They have also been the recipient of 3 consecutive Album of the Year honors in 2011, 2012, and 2013. They have released 7 CD’s, with one being an all gospel project. For more information, visit
Making their third appearance on the Lincoln Stage, and their second appearance on Song of the Mountains, please make welcome the Lost Creek Band.