Delmer Hackworth, better known as Bosco, is the founding member of Cedar Creek having started with the original band in the mid 90's and he plays the guitar. Bosco started his musical career at eight years old when his uncle, Darrell, started teaching him the guitar. From there, Bosco started playing and singing with the family gospel band that included his uncle Darrel and other family members. He played with the family band for over five years. His family has a long history with bluegrass music including his uncle, South Salyers, who played with the great Bill Monroe and he is also a distant relative to the Ralph Stanley family.
As he grew older, Bosco won numerous talent shows and continues today to be known for his distinctive tenor. There aren’t many instruments he can’t play and over the years he taught himself to play the mandolin, banjo and bass just by watching others. Throughout his musical career, Bosco has played with a couple other of bands. He feels that the guys that make up the Cedar Creek band today bring together a level of collaboration and talent that will truly make listeners want to hear more of their music.
Bosco's day job is in the oil industry and in his spare time he likes to hunt, fish, go camping and of course he's always up to play more music!
Mark Prater is the bass player for Cedar Creek and hails from Albion, MI but was raised with southern roots from eastern Kentucky. Mark has played bluegrass music for over 35 years, plays the guitar and bass and can sing any part. He's played with different local groups throughout his career. Prior to joining the band Mark has know all of his fellow band members over many years.
Mark is married to his best friend, Charity, and has four kids. His biggest musical influences were his dad Luster Prater and Red Martin.
Dave is the the mandolin player for Cedar Creek and he began his musical journey 40 years ago playing guitar and drums in a Pentecostal church. Dave's inspiration of music came from his father's side whom came from a family of 13 who all played and sang. His roots come from the hills of Magoffin County, Kentucky.
As time went on, Dave played Jackson County Boys, Windy Mountain, Marion Blue, Brian Tussey and Route 7. Dave and Bosco have been friends and played together for over 30 years playing mandolin and singing tenor.
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