Sad Daddy began as the meeting of three musical minds - Brian Martin (guitar), Melissa Carper (bass), and Joe Sundell (banjo). The dynamic songwriting of the original three members carried the group's 2010 self-titled release and won them a loyal following in and around the great state of Arkansas. However, with Carper and Sundell residing in Austin, TX and Martin far away in Ozark country, the group's opportunities for collaboration and performance were few and far between. In 2016, with all the members back in Arkansas and the addition of award-winning fiddler and singer-songwriter Rebecca Patek, Sad Daddy hit the trail again, with a series of live performances across the mid-South. In the same year, they produced and released their second album, Fresh Catch, which was nominated for Americana Album of the Year at the 2017 Independent Music Awards, taking home first place in Bluegrass Song of the Year for their original title “Mountainside.” The following years would see Sad Daddy burning the blacktop to locations such as the White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR, Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge outside Nashville, TN, the Noble Savage in Shreveport, LA, and The White Horse in Austin, TX. In the midst of the pandemic with all shows cancelled and the world on hold, the group began work on their highly anticipated upcoming release, Way Up in the Hills, due out January 28, 2021. Throughout their over 10 plus years as a band, Sad Daddy has connected with a wide range of music lovers to deliver their singular style of wit and wisdom; their musicianship, stagecraft, and songwriting continue to delight audiences to this day.