Three on a String is a long-lived bluegrass trio. The group was founded in Birmingham in 1971 by banjo player Bobby Horton, guitarist Jerry Ryan, and bassist John Vess. Their debut was at the Lowenbrau Haus in Homewood and that became their regular home for the next two decades.
Three on a String have played for two presidents and with nearly a dozen symphony orchestras. Introducing each show with "We're here to have fun!", they pepper the act with comedic banter and even occasional skits. They have made numerous television appearances, including several for Tom York's "Morning Show" and have been inducted into the Alabama Blue Grass Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.