Kevin Crooks (bass guitar 2nd from right) was the 3rd regular bass player for the Messengers. Kevin studied bass with Richard Matteson and played with the Messengers for nearly two years. Even though bluegrass was foreign to him he jumped right in and was a fast learner. The photo above taken at High Rock Lake around 2002 is one of the early performances for both Kevin and Justin Swain (banjo).
After he went to College around 2004 he stopped playing with us. I'm sure he'll be successful at what ever he does and that he's still playing music even if it's part-time.