Endorsed by a Legend...

"I met Cole and Logan at the Pinetop Perkins Foundation workshops in 2014.  Both were playing on such an advanced level that I knew immediately that they were not 'just kids learning to play'.  It was obvious that they had great talent, stage experience and an original personal creativity in their music that most players never achieve. Then I listened to their CD and was blown away by the quality and originality.  They are great now, not 'some day will be'.  It is a pleasure for all of us to enjoy their progress and fine music.  I am truly amazed and inspired."
                                                                                                                                      - Bob Margolin


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Logan's song, "Won't Let It" made it to the semi-finals in the International Songwriting Contest!  The song is moving forward in two categories, blues and youth.  What an exciting honor.  We will find out soon if her song makes it to the next round.  Please join our mailing list (tab below) for up -to- date information.

VEER Music Award

Logan was named VEER Magazine's Best Emerging Artist of 2014.  What a great night, and such a big accomplishment.

Fight the Fight

Watch our music video- WON'T LET It and then download the song from iTunes.  100% of the proceeds from this song go to The American Cancer Society. 

Here is the iTunes link - http://itunes.apple.com/album/id955710979#.VLBH5EoWXJV.mailto


American Theater

Thank you, Tidewater Arts Outreach for putting on such a great show.  Find out more about TAO's mission at this link - http://tidewaterartsoutreach.org/

UnXpected CD Release

We were excited to release our second EP with our full band, The UnXpected.  Our CD release party was an amazing evening and we appreciate all the local musicians who attended and helped to make our event a success!


It was an honor to play for a live, appreciative audience at the Lyric Theater in Lexington, KY for the taping of The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. 

Drum Circle Leaders!

We just completed Jim Donovan's Drum Circle Leadership Training in Raleigh, NC.  We are looking forward to sharing the power of music and rhythym in an interactive way. 

We are Couch Kids!

We had a great time on the couch with Vinny!  If you missed the live show, you can listen to it by visiting this link.  http://nblo.gs/10jh6O

Give with your HArt!

We are so excited to officially launch our service organization, HArt Squad!  HArt stands for Healing Arts, and we are working with other teens to share our talents and passions to make our community stronger. 

Get Our CD!

Our new CD is now available!  Inbox us through the contact form to find out how to purchase a copy. 

T- Shirts

We have new t-shirts!  Come to one of our shows to purchase yours, or inbox us through the contact form and we will give your directions on how to order. 

Solo/Duo Winners!

Cole and Logan are going to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge again!  This time, they will compete in the adult category, representing River City Blues Society. 

Award Winning Songwriter

Logan wins the Sea Level Singer Songwriter Contest!  She is honored to be named the Tidewater Arts Outreach Program's emerging artist  More information about the TAO can be found at http://www.tidewaterartsoutreach.org/

Master Class Workshop

Cole was awarded a full scholarship from the Pinetop Perkins Foundation to attend the Pinetop Perkins Master Class Guitar Workshop in Mississippi where he got to learn from, and play with the infamous bluesman, Bob Margolin. 

Brotherhood of the Guitar

Cole and Logan have been inducted into The Brotherhood of the Guitar.  The legendary rock photographer, Robert Knight flew into Richmond to shoot and record the kids over their spring break.  This is such an honor!

Scholarship Award

Logan was awarded the Ann Rabson Memorial Scholarship.   She got to learn from and play with the great Daryl Davis at the Pintop Perkins Master Class piano workshop. 

VMA Winners!

Our full band, The UnXpected, is honored to take home the win as VEER Magazine's "Best Teen Band."  Thanks to our friends, family and fans for your support.  The ceremony at The NorVa was amazing.  We were proud to be included among the awesome talent in the Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach area. 

We <3 Memphis!

Our whole week on Beale Street in Memphis was like a dream.  We want to thank The Blues Foundation and The River City Blues Society for allowing us this experience.  We also want to thank Herbie D and the Dangermen for sharing the journey with us and being such great supports!  We love Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos and all our local friends who made the trip and supported us while there, as well as old friends and musicians from around the world who we got to see again.  We made a lot of new friends, too!

Hampton Roads Show

In Layman Terms performed live on the Hampton Roads Show- WAVY 10.  Check out this link; http://www.wavy.com/hrs-channels/entertainment/live-music-friday-in-layman-terms

New CD Released

Our latest EP is now available for digital purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, Napster, and others.  You can find it by searching for In Layman Terms.

WHRV - Hunter at Sunrise

In Layman Terms with Hunter Hughes on the Hunter at Sunrise Radio Show on Sunday, December 8th.  You can watch the Interview Podcast by clicking the photo to the right, or by visiting: www.hunteratsunrise.com.

Blues Kid of the YEAR!

Dr. Fernando Jones honored Logan as "Blues Kid of the Year" at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL last summer.  Logan loves being a "Blues Kid" and looks forward to attending Fernando Jones Blues Camp every summer.  To learn more about the camp visit: www.blueskids.com.

WCVW- Time For The Blues

The Laymans had a blast with John and Henry on the Time for the Blues radio show!  Check out John's blog here: http://ideastations.org/music/time-blues/layman-terms-live-our-new-time.

Memphis Bound!

The In Layman Terms Duo will be going to Memphis to represent The River City Blues Society in the youth showcase at the 30th annual International Blues Challenge on Beale Street!   Thank you, RCBS: www.rivercityblues.org.

WFOS - Blues Traffic Jam

It is always a good time when Brian "The Mountain" invites the kids on the show. 

Tuition Scholarships

Cole and Logan received tuition scholarships to attend summer camp at Augusta Heritage in West Virginia!

Berklee Summer Sessions

Cole received a scholarship from The Blues Foundation and will attend Guitar Sessions at Berklee in Boston, MA this summer.



Chicago Blues Festival

Logan was selected to join a group of blues kids from all over the country in kicking off the Chicago Blues Festival.

Music on the Couch

Live radio interview with Vinny Marini during the International Blues Challenge at The Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street.

CD Release

The UnXpected release their first CD!  A four song EP including two originals. Two of The UnXpected's original songs, "Daughter of Blues" and "Little Boy Blue", are available for digital purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, MySpace Music, Napster, and others. Please check them out by searching for The UnXpected. Thanks for being a fan!


Project for Newtown, CT

Nickels for Newtown
Cole, Logan and Sandy Layman record a song with Ron Lowder Jr. and Ron Lowder Sr. for a benefit that Newtown, Williamsburg put on for Newtown, CT.  It is featured in this video.  Look up the Nickels for Newtown page on Facebook and join us in honoring the people of Newtown, CT. 


IBC With The UnXpected

Cole and Logan Layman will represent The DC Blues Society (Youth Showcase) at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, early 2013 with their youth band, The UnXpected!  Visit The UnXpected to learn more about the band.  www.theunxpectedband.com


Sponsored by Harley!

Cole, Logan and their band The UnXpected
would like to thank their sponsors for their support!
Thank you Hampton Roads Harley Davidson!
To see a full list of sponsors, vist www.theunxpectedband.com.


Having only been together with their band, The UnXpected for five months, the band takes home TOP PRIZE at the battle in Virginia Beach.

Music Nature Camp

Cole, Logan, and their friend Kevin Marks attended Music Nature Camp Jr. at Wooten Woods in Tennessee.  This camp was an amazing experience for them, and Logan got to learn from and play with her bass hero, Victor Wooten.