Rebecca Eggers-Gryder

Rebecca "Becca" Eggers-Gryder plays bass with Amantha Mill. Becca was born and raised in Boone, NC and has been an attorney in her family's law firm for twenty years. She has always had a keen interest and love for folk and bluegrass music. As a songwriter, Becca draws from a deep well incorporating her strongly crafted lyrics into sounds that skirt country, bluegrass and blues while maintaining the essence of down home living in her songs. A prolific songwriter, Becca's unique voice transforms her original original tunes into gritty story songs about the human experience. Before the inception of Amantha Mill, Becca released “The Ballad of Willa Kale”. Her first solo album featured musicians Steve Lewis, Randy Greer, Kim Stacy and Bob White.



Bill Helms

Bill's love for music began after hearing the now famous banjo theme from the movie “Deliverance”. Shortly thereafter, Bill began his musical journey with banjo and the guitar. Throughout his career he has performed at Carowind's, co-fronted half of the country duet “Marshall and Vaughn”, and performed at Tweetsie Railroad.  Bill spent seven years in France performing with grammy-winning artists, the Moody Brothers at EuroDisney. While in Europe, he appeared on television for Disney shows in Spain, Italy, and Germany, as well as Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and the ABC Nightly News. With the Moody Brothers, Bill has opened shows for Charlie Daniels, the Dixie Chicks, Confederate Railroad, and Dan Seals. Since returning with his family stateside in 1998, Bill is the Worship Leader/Music Pastor at Howard's Creek Baptist Church and is a Certified Financial Planner, owning his own company, Harmony Financial.


John Cockman
John is an extraordinary fiddle player with a smooth stylistic flare. He has added a new dimension to the band with his unique and artistic interpretations of the music of Amantha Mill. John also adds  distinctive harmony singing bass. 
John has a Doctorate in Physics and is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
John is married to Jennifer Cockman. They are the proud parents of Arwen Grace Evenstar and Lorien Noel Daystar.

Kevin Eller
Kevin Eller has been playing banjo since he was a teenager.  Born and raised just down the road from Acoustic Music Legend, Doc Watson, Kevin has been immersed in Bluegrass Music since he was a child.  Kevin is Amantha Mill's Utility Man doing time on both the banjo and the guitar.  Kevin also contributes with harmony and lead vocals.  Kevin is a member of the Worship Team at his church.  Kevin is currently pursuing his Doctorate Degree in Accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.  He is married to Anna and they are the parents of Joseph, and twins, James and Addie.

Dustin Petrey
Dustin Petrey has been playing and singing Bluegrass and Gospel music ever since he was a child.  Raised singing in church, Dustin strives to bring energy and passion to his music.  Dustin started learning mandolin when he was 13 years old and soon followed with guitar.  Dustin also played in a previous Bluegrass Band, Standing Ground, along with Kevin.  His musical mentors include the late Clarence Greene, Mary Greene, and Steve Lewis.  Dustin works for Operation Heal Our Patriots and leads worship at his church.  Dustin and his wife, Daphne, have three wonderful daughters.