Jackson Hagwood
Jackson Hagwood sings lead and harmony vocals and plays banjo for the band. He is currently enrolled in the Automotive Program at Durham Technical Community College in Durham, NC. He adds to his automotive knowledge working part-time in the auto parts industry. He plans to graduate in the Fall of 2017 with a degree in Automotive Technology.

Jackson has been singing and playing banjo with Bethesda Bluegrass Band since he was 10 years old. In the early years the group consisted of his brothers, Caleb and Connor and father, Mark. He initially began lessons on fiddle but soon found his niche on the banjo. He took banjo lessons from Michael Pope in Durham, NC for six years as part of his homeschool education with his brothers. He has won awards with his band and also individually. Jackson considers winning the 2011 “Got To Be NC” Agfest Bluegrass Band Competition as one of the highlights of his band’s history. His most recent individual award was placing 2nd in the Banjo category during the 2014 Hoppin’ John Old Time Fiddler’s Convention in Silk Hope, NC. He continues to progress musically and works to have that unique sound that’s all his own.

Jackson enjoys going to the beach, saltwater fishing, and working on his Classic 1962 Chevy II Nova. He plays lead electric guitar in the praise band at Grey Stone Church and is a member of the Bethesda Ruritan Club.