Stefan Van Holten, the founder of Rhyme ‘n’ Reason, has put together a wonderful mix of musicians, vocalists, and friends to create the newest version of Rhyme ‘n’ Reason.   We pay special attention to harmonies in two, three, and also four part.  Our blend of traditional and gospel bluegrass music is sure to please all crowds. Rhyme ‘n’ Reason has been awarded OVERALL GROUP, GOSPEL GROUP four times, and VOCAL GROUP five times and received an HONOUR ROLL INDUCTEE plaque in this category.




Stefan Van Holten (banjo, harmonica, lead, and harmony vocals) not only plays banjo, but is a prolific songwriter who has won COMPOSER OF THE YEAR.  Rhyme ‘n’ Reasons double cd Just What I Need, as well as Sticks and Stones cd, have won, RECORDING OF THE YEAR. These cds are named after, and include, some of Stefan’s originals.



Don Breeze (guitar, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals)  Don, a multi instrumentalist, and a  native of Owen Sound area has been playing music since he was in high school.  While working in Calgary and Winnipeg he recorded with various local bands in the bluegrass community. Don has spent the last 20 years in the USA where he has played with a band as well.  He is also involved with the Owen Sound Queen’s Bush Bluegrass Club. Don brings with him  his deep love for the traditional hard driving sound and harmony of both new and traditional music.




John  McNaughton ( stand up bass, lead and harmony vocals)





Charles Nelson (Mandolin and harmony vocals).  Charles grew up singing and playing bluegrass music with his family.  At the age of 8, he received a mandolin for Christmas and has since learned to play other instruments as well. His family, friends, and peers, have watched him grow and develop his musical talents.