IN LAYMAN TERMS - Cole and Logan Layman
"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, Guitarist for the late Muddy Waters and
founding partner in The VizzTone Label Group

Our Album is Coming Soon!

Our debut album, Tangled, will be released this spring.  The album will be available for sale on our website, and digital downloads will be available at CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody and more.  We will be offering special pre-release incentives, so please follow us on social media or join our mailing list to get updates.  We can't wait for you to hear our music!


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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. 

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We are headed back to Memphis!

We are proud that we will be representing The Blue Ridge Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in January, 2016.  We will be competing in the band category with our mom on drums and our friend, Carson Diersing, on harp!

American Theater

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

VEER Music Award

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


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. 

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.

Almost SOLD OUT!

We are almost out of our extended play CD's, "It's The Blues".  Once they are gone, we will not be reproducing any more.  The EP consists of two original songs that we wrote, two original songs that were written for us, and a cover of one of out favorite tunes by Howling Wolf, "Smokestack Lightning".  Inbox us through the contact form to find out how to purchase a copy.

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. 

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. 

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

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!

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;

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:

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:

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:

WFOS - Blues Traffic Jam

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