Vocals, Percussion – Carrie
Carrie joined Paper Jam in 2011. Her love of music was first influenced by her father. He had a dance band in the 1970s. Her earliest memories were going to bed at night with the bedroom door rattling while her dad’s band practiced in the living room. Later on, his music was over her bedroom and he’d compose music after supper until late into the night.
Professionally trained, she had a broad taste in music but her first love was rock and roll. Her influences include Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Ethridge, Janis Joplin, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Etta James, Gwen Stefani, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Nicks, Shania Twain, Pat Benetar, Natasha Bedingfield, Nichole Nordeman, and Christina Aguilera and groups like INXS, Heart and Bon Jovi.
Carrie also handles marketing and public relations for Paper Jam.
Bass – Brian
Brian has been playing guitars and bass for many years but only recently joined a local 90’s Rock/Grunge band, Silo and the Falls. After 2 years he wanted to further expand his new found love of playing live music and joined the Party Line Band.
He resides in Rogers with his wife and is surrounded by 8 grandkids with 1 more on the way! Like many he is a transplant to NWA and loves the community and the state of Arkansas with the boundless nature that provides a place to follow his other passions of hunting, fishing and mountain biking.
Lead Guitar/Vocals – Dustin
At a young age, Dustin realized music was his calling. Born and raised in the Arkansas River Valley, he began to find his love for music. After picking up a guitar he started his own band. His first performance was a school talent show. Years later Dustin found himself relocated to Northwest Arkansas. He has played lead and rhythm guitar for local bands Nick Swaim & Triple Threat, Frisco Cemetery, currently for Mississippi Dirt, and now with Party Line Band. Dustin is an avid outdoorsman and loves spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Lets get this party started!
Drums – Shannon
Shannon was born in Fayetteville. As a kid, he was always tapping his fingers playing air drums attempting to play along with the radio.
He took percussion lessons while in middle school and played drums in church as a young adult. Most recently, he attended the Bentonville School of Rock and played drums and guitar.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and running 100 mile ultra marathons.
Shannon joined the PLB in December of 2021.
Rhythm Guitar and Keyboards – Tom
Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio enabled him to have access to major groups, concerts, musicians and musical opportunities during the birth of Rock and Roll.
Groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys, Eagles, Kinks, The Choir, The James Gang, music from the Summer Of Love, Woodstock and so many more frequented the Cleveland area and helped form the musical background he now possesses. He started playing in a band – like everyone else – in the mid 60’s but hung it up for other things until he had the opportunity to join Party Line.