The Punches are musical family group who make their home in Fredericktown Missouri, nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Mom and dad, as well as their twin girls (Brooke and Emily), all play instruments and sing. They have been performing nationwide at churches, festivals, fairs and special events since 2009. Additionally, they’ve been featured weekly on Great American Gospel TV and Great American Bluegrass TV on over 200 stations across America.
Bruce and Bobette were married in 1995 and have 4 children who all play and sing. The two sons, Graham and Owen, are in college and only travel with the family on occasion; while Brooke and Emily are full time with a busy schedule. Bobette was raised in a musical family of 9 while Bruce grew up an only child and started playing at the age of 13. When they met, it seemed to be a natural fit and the rest is history. Bruce enjoys carpentry, building, promoting, and jam sessions back at the cabin that he and the boys built a few years ago. Bobette makes crafts, jewelry and also enjoys sewing, cooking, and her ‘girl-parties’ that she hosts several times a year with others from their church.
Emily started playing fiddle at age 7 and then guitar and drums at age 13. Emily has developed a rich voice and a sweet demeanor on stage while carrying many of the high lead and harmony parts in trios and quartets. In addition to her music, she loves to spend time with her hobbies and is active in her church youth group. Emily adds a lot of personality and style to the group through her singing, playing, and performance.
Brooke also started playing fiddle at age 7, but later took up the dobro and steel when she turned 9. Some of the first tunes she learned were The Wabash Cannonball and Fireball Mail. Although she’s a favorite on the dobro, Brooke always garners an audience’s attention with her rich vocal work. The girls are as different as night and day, but like Emily, Brooke is also active with their church youth group and enjoys her hobbies.
The entire family has a love of the Lord and desires to see souls saved and encouraged in their ministry. They are fun and uplifting and their performance has a strong spiritual undercurrent. Everyone seems to like families and the mere fact of mom, dad and four children traveling and performing together is a powerful witness.