Stefan Van Holten on banjo, harmonica, lead vocals, and harmony, has put together a wonderful mix of musicians, vocalists, and friends to create the newest version of Rhyme ‘n’ Reason.   Randy Pierson on bass sings lead vocals and harmony adds a solid heartbeat to the group, and Norm Ayerst who sings lead vocals and harmony adds beautiful sound to each song on the dobro.  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.




Stefan Van Holten (banjo, harmonica, lead, and harmony vocals) not only plays banjo, but is a prolific songwriter with songs such as Red Hill Creek, Love Went Away, Lost Time, Sticks and Stones as well as many others.  He has been nominated BEST BANJO PLAYER and BEST COMPOSER (2010, 2011, 2012), and awarded BEST COMPOSER in 2010. Rhyme ‘n’ Reasons double cd Just What I Need, released in 2013, was nominated for, and won, RECORDING OF THE YEAR in 2014. Rhyme ‘n’ Reason’s cd Sticks and Stones was nominated for, and won  RECORDING OF THE YEAR in 2016.




Randy Pierson (bass, lead, and harmony) played bass with Rhyme ‘n’ Reason when Stefan first created the band, and we are happy to announce that he has rejoined.  He resides in Brantford.


Norm Ayerst (dobro, lead, and harmony) is from Dundas, and is no stranger to the music world. His beautiful dobro playing and harmonies tie the sound of Rhyme ‘n’ Reason together nicely.