Skirt and Boots began in 2013 at a local Cincinnati bluegrass jam when Barb Blasch met Janice Brown and they discovered a mutual love for harmony. After polishing some songs, the two gals invited Kevin Haggard to a few practice sessions, from which a trio was established. A year or so went by, and due to conflicts and work schedules, Skirt and Boots needed a substitute bass player. John Murray joined Janice and Barb for several performances when Kevin was unavailable. John did such a good job that the band adopted him and became a four piece group. By 2017, Trina Emig started sitting in with Skirt and Boots at several gigs. Trina’s musicianship is stellar and her banjo and mandolin breaks took the overall sound up a notch. It was an easy decision to add Trina to Skirt and Boots as a permanent member.
Due to work and family commitments, Kevin Haggard resigned from Skirt & Boots in August of 2018. Skirt and Boots then reverted to a four piece band, with a clear focus on harmony and different unique song selections from a wide variety of genres.