“Randy had changed careers and started a business so he could spend more time working with and discipling his boys, but when some medical issues and new additions to their family forced them all to spend much more time together than they ever expected, it was a blessing in disguise. Being homebound meant there was time to develop their musical abilities through practice, practice, practice. A band was born, and a ministry grew out of the trials that proved the strength of God truly is perfected in weakness. Both young men sing and play various instruments with their trademark high-energy style, and Jesse and Cody have won several major awards for their mandolin and banjo picking, including ﬁrst and third places respectively in the 2011 California State picking championships, open adult division. Randy is guitarist and lead singer for the band, and his easy humor and loving interaction with his sons is evidence of the reward of a fatherʼs investment in the lives of his children.
The Wintons, joined by a few of our daughters, broke into an impromptu bluegrass session in the middle of our living room. Our good friend, RC Sproul, Jr. was keeping time on his iPhone.
A good time had by one and all!
The Wintons family bluegrass band demonstrates their versatility, playing the song "Gradyville" which features swapping instruments mid-song as they perform at the 2010 Jenness Park Spring Homeschool Camp. More at thewintonsbluegrass.com.