Somewhere out in Appalachia, guitarist Brooks Forsyth and violinist Drayton Aldridge began playing together with the mind set of developing a sound combining bluegrass and folk with 60’s influences. The two began playing at barbeque joints around their hometown of Boone, North Carolina. They developed a small reputation for their covers of classic rock songs in the bluegrass genre. As the band made their way up in the community, they picked up a third member, Robert Hunt, contributing mandolin and backup guitar. Eventually the group became known as The Major Sevens based off of the mellow yet mysterious musical chord and the reflective metaphor to the music and the lives of the members.
They have since been featured in festivals such as "Music on the Mountain" and events like the "Valle Country Fair." They also frequently play social gatherings, large parties, and restaurants in various parts of North Carolina. They often have various musicians sit in to add to their sound such as an occasional back up piano, banjo, rhythm guitar, and percussion. The Major Sevens cite Doc Watson, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Band, King Crimson, Simon and Garfunkel, and Leonard Cohen as major influences. The Sevens Released there first full album, "Goodbye Baby" on the 16 of September. The album is available for sale online through itunes, CD Baby, and digstation along with cd shops around Boone and live shows. Dr. Dog is literally where it is at.