Chris Martin hails from Northern Ohio and has been playing music for 34 years in various bands. He grew up in church playing piano, but later developed a passion for bluegrass. His influences started with the Stanley Brothers and later included, Doyle Lawson, The Bluegrass Cardinals, Lonesome River Band and several others. Chris started playing with the 40 Years Late band in February of 2017, on guitar but quickly moved to his preferred instrument, the upright bass. He currently resides in the South Bend, Indiana area. When not traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife, April and kids- Sherri, Shelbi, Kyle, Emma, and Sadie.

Chris Martin hails from Northern Ohio and has been playing music for 34 years in various bands. He grew up in church playing piano, but later developed a passion for bluegrass. His influences started with the Stanley Brothers and later included, Doyle Lawson, The Bluegrass Cardinals, Lonesome River Band and several others. Chris started playing with the 40 Years Late band in February of 2017, on guitar but quickly moved to his preferred instrument, the upright bass. He currently resides in the South Bend, Indiana area. When not traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife, April and kids- Sherri, Shelbi, Kyle, Emma, and Sadie.

Kyle Estep is best known as the singer and guitar player from the popular Michigan based band, New County Grass, a family band he enjoys with his brother and father. Kyle was born and raised in the Lansing, Michigan area and grew up playing music his father, Duane Estep. His musical heroes are Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Ron Stewart, Dan Tyminski, and Ronnie Bowman. When not playing music, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and 2 young sons, Preston and Wyatt.

Kyle Estep is best known as the singer and guitar player from the popular Michigan based band, New County Grass, a family band he enjoys with his brother and father. Kyle was born and raised in the Lansing, Michigan area and grew up playing music his father, Duane Estep. His musical heroes are Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Ron Stewart, Dan Tyminski, and Ronnie Bowman. When not playing music, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and 2 young sons, Preston and Wyatt.

Josh was first exposed to bluegrass music at 11 years old after hearing Tom Holt and the Boys from Indiana. He explains “the music made my hairs stand up.” Josh was heavily influenced by the Stanley Brothers, JD Crowe and many others. His dad was a huge supporter of his music and his mom still supports him to this day. Josh said, “I am very excited to be a part of Kim Robins and 40 Years Late once again. I am proud of Kim and I look forward to the future of the band as we grow and learn new material.” Josh currently lives in Indianapolis and works for Safecare Fire Protection.

Josh was first exposed to bluegrass music at 11 years old after hearing Tom Holt and the Boys from Indiana. He explains “the music made my hairs stand up.” Josh was heavily influenced by the Stanley Brothers, JD Crowe and many others. His dad was a huge supporter of his music and his mom still supports him to this day. Josh said, “I am very excited to be a part of Kim Robins and 40 Years Late once again. I am proud of Kim and I look forward to the future of the band as we grow and learn new material.” Josh currently lives in Indianapolis and works for Safecare Fire Protection.

Duane Estep has been playing and singing bluegrass music for nearly all of his life. In his early years, he played music with his family, friends, and in church. Listening and learning from albums of the Osborne Bros., J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Tony Rice, and Jimmy Martin was a favorite pass time. While still in school, Duane was a founding member of the original Livingston County Grass. Later, he was a member of the Detroit Bluegrass Band with Dale Estep, Dana Cupp Jr., and John Coffey. Soon after, he was a member of the Metro Grass with Ted and Danny Blankenship, along with guitar player Kevin Thompson. Years later, he joined long-time friends Jeff Tuttle, Richard Ball, and Michael Ashcraft in the gospel-bluegrass band Jericho Road. Through the years he has filled-in and/or jammed with just about every bluegrass musician in Michigan and the surrounding states. 

Duane is married to Renay. They have two sons Kyle and Brent. Kyle is also a member of 40 Years Late. Duane has always and will always love bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music, which is in his blood. He is an avid hunter, enjoys collecting instruments, guns, loves four-wheeling, and golf.

Duane Estep has been playing and singing bluegrass music for nearly all of his life. In his early years, he played music with his family, friends, and in church. Listening and learning from albums of the Osborne Bros., J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Tony Rice, and Jimmy Martin was a favorite pass time. While still in school, Duane was a founding member of the original Livingston County Grass. Later, he was a member of the Detroit Bluegrass Band with Dale Estep, Dana Cupp Jr., and John Coffey. Soon after, he was a member of the Metro Grass with Ted and Danny Blankenship, along with guitar player Kevin Thompson. Years later, he joined long-time friends Jeff Tuttle, Richard Ball, and Michael Ashcraft in the gospel-bluegrass band Jericho Road. Through the years he has filled-in and/or jammed with just about every bluegrass musician in Michigan and the surrounding states.

Duane is married to Renay. They have two sons Kyle and Brent. Kyle is also a member of 40 Years Late. Duane has always and will always love bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music, which is in his blood. He is an avid hunter, enjoys collecting instruments, guns, loves four-wheeling, and golf.