The band has played together in many different forms. Joe, Taylor and Carrie played together for several years as The Velvet Blue. Previously, Joe had worked with Dakota in another band called Timberland Road.
Both of those bands dissolved in 2015. That's when these four musicians came together to form Uptown Blue.
Uptown Blue is a Bluegrass band from various Kentucky towns. The band has many years of experience playing modern, traditional and original Bluegrass music.
Instrumentation and members include; Joe McClure on banjo, Taylor Hampton on mandolin, Carrie Johnson on bass and vocals and Dakota McWhorter on vocals and guitar.