The Carolina Crossmen make their home in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. They started singing together in 1993. August, 2017 will make 24 years for the Carolina Crossmen. Two original members remain, Carroll Blanton (Lead) and Daniel Fiskeaux (Pronounced “Fisko” – Baritone). Tenor, Jon Welch, celebrated 5 years with the group also in August, 2016. For 17 years the Carolina Crossmen hosted the Cullowhee Valley Singing, bringing well-known, highly talented southern gospel groups to western North Carolina. Originally a quartet, the group became a trio in 2013 and are currently planning to continue as a trio. The group’s newest album “Everyday Life” is the second project as a trio and was released in early 2016. The guys are excited about the new music produced by Crossroads and vocal work and final mix completed with Arthur Rice of the Kingdom Heirs.
Jon is the newest member. He is from Kansas City, Mo. After attending college in Greenville, SC he married Melissa who is from Georgia. The Welch’s moved to western NC in 2008 from north of Atlanta, Ga. Jon was introduced to the Carolina Crossmen by former bass singer, Carl Scott, as they attend church together at Victory Baptist in Sylva, NC. Jon keeps the website and facebook page updated and contributes to other activities of the group in addition to working full time in his small business providing document scanning and shredding services and technical support. Jon and his wife, Melissa, were married in 2006 and have two boys, Riley and Reese.