Primitive Quartet was formed as a result of a fishing trip when they sat around the campfire at night and sang. They realized that they had four-part harmony, and from there they started singing at their home church and other local churches. Today they travel approximately fifty thousand miles a year and do about one hundred fifty dates annually. Their music is the traditional mountain shape note style singing accompanied by acoustical instruments including the mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitars and acoustic bass. They play their own music on all their recordings and strive to duplicate the same sound on all their personal appearances.