That's true of Jeff and Honi Deaton, famous for their bluegrass band, Honi Deaton and Dream. They are now the owners of a local business called Best Friend Roofing & Contracting — along with Ladd Johnston, who is Honi's brother.
After the Deatons moved to Graham seven years ago, they no longer do long-distance tours across the South but stay and mostly perform in community and church concerts in the Graham area. Their music talent seems to open a lot of doors for them.
In the summer, Best Friend concentrates on roofing and work side-by-side with a 10-man crew. The rest of the year, they do add-ons, painting and flooring, fencing, depending on the scope of the job.
They're enjoying earning their reputation as a family business in Graham because they intend to be here for a long time.