Alan T. Kirby (banjo, back-up vocals) is a native of rochester, NY but has lived in Winston-Salem since 1965. He is married and has three children and many grandchildren.
Since retiring from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco International as VP of Human Resources, he has been involved with volunteer work around town, a heavy travel schedule to visit children and see the world, and enjoying the world of bluegrass music.
Kirby, one of the original members of the Messengers, played the banjo for seven years. He was featured on the Messengers first three recordings and performed at several big concerts. Alan stopped playing with the group around 2001.