In August 2021, four friends came together to form the group called: “Leftover Biscuits”. The group, which provides toe-tapping old-time string music, includes life-long, seasoned-musicians: Dr. Mark Handy (banjo,vocals), Joy Patton (fiddle,vocals), Roger Stamper (guitar, vocals) and Tammy Martin (upright bass, vocals).  

All members have a wide and varied musical background performing and recording CDs with their former groups: “Mountain Park Old-time Band” (Handy & Stamper) for 13 yrs., Appalachian/Celtic group “Fire in the Kitchen” (Martin) for 17 yrs. 

Handy and Patton also have a long history with the group “TuneTown” which was formed in 1997 and continues to play today. Martin, known for her solo music on the hammered dulcimer, continues now in her 32nd year and Stamper, who has been playing Irish fiddle for most of his life, is embarking on his 16th year in the “Almost Irish Band” based in NC.  

Leftover Biscuits, based out of North Carolina and Southwest Virginia, can be found playing at festivals and events across the region such as: the Carter Family Fold, the Floyd Country Store and on the WPAQ Merry-Go-Round Radio Show to name a few. Combining the strong musical heritage of both NC & VA, Leftover Biscuits is certain to entertain and leave audiences humming some mighty fine tunes. 



When not playing music Mark works as a Family Practioner in Abingdon, VA, caring for many patients. He is the Medical director for the PA program at Emory & Henry College, teaches Nurse Practitioners at ETSU & King University and is director for several healthcare organizations including the RAM Free Clinic and Home Hospice. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Carter Family Fold. He enjoys collecting antiques and running a restaurant and store. He also enjoys being President of Triple H Farms in Alleghany Co., NC where he raises registered Angus and Gelbvieh cattle, chickens and a large garden.


Shortnin' bread extraordinaire

When not fiddlin’ for two groups, Joy likes living the quiet life in beautiful Laurel Springs, NC. Most Sunday mornings she can be found playing piano for the congregation at Laurel Springs Baptist Church.


Ka-zoo Guru

When not playing a mean rhythm guitar or fiddle with his two groups, Roger works by day as an Addiction Recovery Professional. He also enjoys all things history, visiting historical landmarks, watching Star Trek, playing disc golf and occasionally helps to host WPAQ's Merry-Go-Round Radio Show. 


Hammerjammer/soap dealer

When not playing bass & singing with LOB, you can find Tammy playing the hammered dulcimer, teaching Mtn. Dulcimer workshops,  headhunting (working on genealogy), reading, traveling, managing PR & Social Media for several organizations and making handcrafted soap. 



When not being the unofficial mayor of Floyd, VA, You can find C.T. providing solid percussive rhythm on on the washboard and with his feet. A Master Flatfooter, Janney has been dancing all of his life preserving the old-time dance steps. The owner of many Blue Ribbons for his dancing, he is ALWAYS a crowd favorite. Once you see him, you will understand why.