Skip Cherryholmes started playing mandolin at age 9, but later switched to guitar when his family formed the "Cherryholmes" family band. Skip played with his family for almost 13 years until they decided to disband in 2011. In their time together, the Cherryholmes family won the 2005 IBMA Entertainer of the Year award, and have been nominated for numerous awards including 5 Grammy awards. He also played with bluegrass legend Lou Reid and his group "Lou Reid and Carolina". Skip is now playing full time with Sideline and working as an engineer and producer at"Old Stage Recording Studio" in Raleigh, NC. Although he now lives in NC, Skip is from Los Angeles, CA and loves to visit his family and friends on the west coast. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Stephanie, son Aiden, and his 2 Siberian Huskies, Kodi and Neko.