Our Story

Dreamcatcher was formed in early summer of 2015 by Troy Boone and Aaron Foster. Upon the release of Troy's debut CD "First Impressions," Troy and Aaron decided to create a project that fulfilled their musical desires. Hence, Dreamcatcher was born. 

After about two years of touring and playing shows from Florida to Vermont, Troy Boone accepted the position with bluegrass super group "Sideline" which has passed over the reins of Dreamcatcher to Aaron Foster. While Boone was gaining tons of experience performing on the genres largest stages, Foster was able to secure a steady gig for Dreamcatcher at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. 

After almost 3 years of highly successful touring with Sideline, Boone has once again joined forces with Foster. Now both Boone & Foster perform regularly at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery and both currently tour full time with The Amanda Cook Band. 

Band Members

Aaron "Frosty" Foster  

Aaron “Frosty” Foster, is a 27-year-old graduate of East Tennessee State University. 

Foster has always been interested in bluegrass music. He spent much of his youth traveling to and from bluegrass festivals in New England, and was only ten years old when he asked for a guitar for Christmas. His grandparents, George and Etta Crawford, helped make sure his wish came true by asking their friend Eric Gibson (of current bluegrass supergroup The Gibson Brothers) to help. A trip to Gibson’s former place of work, Dick’s Country Store and Music Oasis in Churubusco, New York, ended with the purchase of an Alvarez guitar.  

Like many bluegrassers, Foster’s first music lessons were from his father, and he was soon participating in the music scene in New England. After graduating high school in 2010 he found his way to ETSU to study Business Management. After enrolling in a few bluegrass courses (which he intended to be electives), Foster became increasingly involved in the playing and jamming on campus and in the local area. He ultimately decided to focus on his music full time, and earn a minor in Bluegrass, Old Time, & Country Music Studies to pair with a Interdisciplinary Studies degree.  

Originally from Wells Bridge, New York, Foster graduated from ETSU in December of 2017. He spent two years holding down the guitar spot in the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, and had been a part of two Bluegrass Today Top 20 singles with the group. He is currently earning a living by performing with his band Dreamcatcher at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, holding the lead guitar position with the Amanda Cook Band, and is also currently the Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator for the department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University. 

Troy Boone  

Troy grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. His early life was surrounded by music, especially bluegrass. The Boone Family is very musical, and Troy took to music at a very young age. He received his first banjo at the age of 7 and promptly traded it for a guitar due to the finger picks hurting his fingers. Playing guitar all throughout his youth, Troy found influence by classic rock and blues guitarists. In his senior year of high school, he began to learn mandolin during his lunch period after receiving an F style from his brother. The mandolin soon became his primary instrument, as he set forth to attend East Tennessee State University. In 2016, Troy joined the Raleigh based bluegrass band Sideline, and toured the country with them for 3 years. Troy spends his time now-a-days teaching music and finishing his Bachelors degree. He also plays at Ole Smoky distillery in his free time, and writing and performing with his wife Carolyne in The Amanda Cook Band.