The Wintons - website


Mission Statement

It is our desire to faithfully proclaim the Gospel in word and deed. At the same time, we want to perform a concert in a professional manner using both gospel bluegrass and family-friendly traditional bluegrass music which portrays a family that is seeking to glorify the Lord. While we want our concerts to be entertaining, we have determined that we are not a family that exists for entertainment purposes, but a family that desires to communicate to others the love of God and His active work in our lives as well as His desire to work faithfully in the lives of others. During our concerts we plan to communicate the saving grace of Jesus Christ, the blessing of families ministering together, the purpose of having a family vision, the fruitfulness of multi-generational faithfulness, and the goal of living separate and deliberate lives for the Lord. We also hope to share about the blessings of adoption, both in a natural and spiritual sense.


Bio

What began as an interest in bluegrass music and a desire to take fiddle lessons in the summer of 2006 grew unexpectedly by the hand of the Lord into a family music ministry. The Winton boys quickly added mandolin, banjo, Dobro, and flat-picking on guitar to their instrumental repertoire, and in early 2009 captured 1st and 3rd in the California State Picking Championships on mandolin (Jesse) and banjo (Cody).

The Wintons began singing and playing together at home for fun, learning to harmonize and become strong instrumentally, and they now perform a mix of gospel and traditional bluegrass music at venues throughout California. They have recently played with and opened for such renowned bluegrass gospel groups as The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, Newfound Road, and IIIrd Tyme Out. Cody and Jesse write some of their own songs, two of which are featured on the Winton's debut CD, "This World is Not My Home."

California Bluegrass Association's reviewer Joe Ross says of their first album, "As soon as it started to spin, I realized that this was not simply another family band picking around their front porch. The CD exudes a great deal of song variety, individual talent, and group dynamics...I was very impressed with this Redding-based group that clearly has some eclectic tastes from bluegrass to folk, with a solid contribution of Gospel songs. A couple of numbers demonstrate the boys' songwriting capabilities which will only mature and get better with time. The Wintons' music simply emphasizes their familial bond, brotherhood, enjoyment of music, enthusiasm, and optimism. "This World is Not My Home" album tells me that The Wintons not only have a strong conviction to their crowd-pleasing music, but that God has provided them with a path forward and some guided direction that encourages them to fully share their musical ministry far and wide."

The Wintons live in beautiful northern California where they homeschool their sons, are raising their little adopted daughters, and are currently operating a family-owned landscaping business. They are thankful for the opportunity to share the gospel, encourage believers in biblical family life, and tell about the blessings of adoption at their concerts. They would love to see their music blossom into a full-time ministry in the near future, Lord willing. You can visit The Wintons at their blog site http://thewintons.blogspot.com.