Driven by the electric vocals and provocative songwriting of 2016 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition Award-Winner, Rachel Laven, Sweet ‘Shine is a texgrass super group comprised of Laven (Guitar/Vocals/Songwriting), and multi-talented artist Steven Sellers (Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin) + A Fiddle & a Bass player. Sweet ‘Shine's limited engagements and modern take on traditional Bluegrass and American forms offer audiences a range of sensitive story-telling and foot-stompin' fun. The two met in high school at San Antonio's magnet arts school, North East School of the Arts where Sellers studied instrumental music and Laven studied Musical Theatre. Sweet 'Shine, however, didn't form until two years after they graduated, when Laven challenged Sellers to pick up a banjo and the two saught out friends to join their bluegrass project. The four quickly realized they weren't cut out for traditional bluegrass and used their multi-genre backrounds to create, a texgrass, folkgrass, funkgrass band.