CHRISTINE WILHOYTE (VOCALS, BANJO)
Christine truly is the “adult” in the room with NCB, having just turned 21 as of summer 2019. A junior studying exercise physiology at Chico State, Christine brings a powerful five-string banjo presence to the band as well as a deep understanding and appreciation for traditional bluegrass. Christine was introduced to bluegrass in 2013 by her father, a well-known bluegrass guitarist, and hasn’t looked back since. Christine had the honor of playing the banjo on the very first “Bluegrass Pride” float in 2017. She played in Bloomfield Bluegrass Band for three years, and currently plays with Green Mountain Bluegrass band out of Chico. When she’s not picking the banjo or working, you are likely to find Christine outside on a soccer field, snowboarding or hiking on one of the many trails near her home.