The Tenos

A Family Bluegrass Band from East Tennessee                                                                                                   

A Family Journey... 


When Andy was nine years old he decided he wanted to play the banjo. This was the beginning of a new and exciting adventure for the entire Teno Family. He inspired all of them to learn a new instrument and play together for fun and enjoyment! The Tenos played their first public performance on July 4, 2012, at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee! Since then, they've played at Rocky Branch Community Center, Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival, David West's Ciderville Farm and Home Show, TV and radio shows, various conventions, civic groups, many churches, and a variety of other venues.  Come hear them play every Monday from 11:00 – 3:00 at the Museum of Appalachia.  They have also just recorded their first CD that is now available!  The Tenos music consists of traditional bluegrass, old time, and gospel songs with rich family harmonies that you will love and enjoy!


William, 21, sings and plays banjo for the group.  He wrote a song for The Tenos debut album called “Will’s Tune.”  He is currently working towards getting his pilot’s license.  Will enjoys building model airplanes, he is an avid photographer and also loves working with computers.

Leah, 19, sings and plays the fiddle.  She also plays piano and is teaching herself guitar.  Leah loves to dance and is accomplished in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop and pointe.  Crafting, baking, and teaching dance lessons are some of her other interests.

Andrew, 14, goes by Andy and he sings and plays the banjo.  He also plays guitar, mandolin, dobro, bass, and is teaching himself to play the fiddle.  He enjoys riding his bike, drawing, reading, and taking care of his chickens, Skippy, Dixie, Lola, and Hilde.

Samuel, 11, is the mandolin player for the family band.  He also plays guitar and bass. Sam enjoys fishing with his mom and dad, studying nature, and making clay figure stop-motion animation movies.  Sam takes good care of his pet chickens.

Karyn is the mother and she sings and plays guitar in the band.  She has enjoyed home schooling her children for the past twelve years.  Karyn loves photography and several of her photos are on display in the Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas.

Trippy, the dad, plays the bass and sings,  He was a professional musician and played bass trombone for Disney World for many years.  He is now an attorney and has his own law practice.  Trippy enjoys fishing and tying flies.