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Great bluegrass music on the radio - KSON

Diffie, Joe

Diffie, Joe

JOE DIFFIE From Tulsa, Oklahoma Began his career in the late seventies with an Oklahoma bluegrass band called The Special Edition, which also included Billy Joe Foster. 1990, signed with Epic Records and for a decade had more than 35 songs on

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Fox Family, The

Fox Family, The

THE FOX FAMILY (3 FOX DRIVE, THE KIM FOX BAND) From Old Forge, New York (the Adirondack Mountains). Now live in Nashville. A brother and two sisters (Joel, Kim and Barb Fox). 1989, won the Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival band contest. Since 1

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Baker, Jessie

Baker, Jessie

JESSIE BAKER From Martinsville, Indiana. Lives in Georgetown, Kentucky. At age 11, learned banjo and began performing with his brother Taylor (mandolin) as The Baker Boys. 2007, at age 16 took his first professional job with Karl Shiflett and

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Carolina Road

Carolina Road

CAROLINA ROAD (See LORRAINE JORDAN)  

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Groovegrass

Groovegrass

GROOVEGRASS (THE GROOVEGRASS BOYZ) From Nashville. A short-lived recording ensemble that has included the Del McCoury Band, Mac Wiseman, Doc Watson, Terry Eldridge, Wilma Lee Cooper, Steve Kaufman, Bernie Leadon and other musicians. 1997, rel

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Vincent, Rhonda

Vincent, Rhonda

RHONDA VINCENT From Kirksville, Missouri. Grew up performing with her family band, The Sally Mountain Show. She appeared on their weekly TV show and recorded 11 albums before embarking on a solo career. She began singing professionally and pla

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Harris, Greg

Harris, Greg

GREG HARRIS From Los Angeles, California. Former member of Byron Berline's "LA Fiddle Band" and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Plays all the bluegrass instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle). Best known as a guitarist who plays bluegra

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Stecher, Jody

Stecher, Jody

JODY STECHER (AND KATE BRISLIN) A husband-wife duo from the San Francisco area. Stecher plays mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo and other instruments. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but moved to San Francisco in 1960 to study Indian mu

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Faris Family, The

Faris Family, The

THE FARIS FAMILY From Ozawkie, Kansas. Band includes Bob and Michelle Faris (banjo and bass) and their four sons, James (fiddle/bass), Richard (guitar), Edward (banjo/fiddle), and John (mandolin). Bob Faris (dad) won the Iowa State Fiddle Cha

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Country Current

Country Current

COUNTRY CURRENT (U.S. NAVY BAND) Based in Annapolis, Maryland. Formed in 1973 by banjo player Bill Emerson. He remained with the group until 1993. The bluegrass/country music unit of the U.S. Navy Band. They have been called "the musical equi

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Just Added: Driven

drivenDriven is a relatively new band whose members live far apart (Kansas and Utah) but they sure sound like they spend a lot of time together. They sing and play bluegrass music on a very high level and their new album You’ll Be Lonely, I’ll Be Gone sounds terrific on the radio. I’ve added it to my […]Read More »

The Most Interesting Man in Bluegrass

deadly gentlemenLast week I listened to probably 50 different bands at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh, North Carolina. The “Bluegrass Ramble” and “Wide Open Bluegrass” festival is a great way to sample some of the best new bluegrass talent from all over the world. I took advantage of that opportunity and hopped from […]Read More »

Just Added: The Earls of Leicester

earlsI had the privilege of seeing Flatt and Scruggs live back in 1968, the same year they broke up. It was a magical experience, seeing those album covers that I had studied come to life before my very eyes. Then, last year at the IBMA Awards, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the […]Read More »

Gettin' Ready for Raleigh!

For the past twenty-five years or so I’ve made my annual pilgrimage to the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “World of Bluegrass” trade show which started out in 1988 in Owensboro, Kentucky, then moved to Louisville, then to Nashville, and then last year moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where the whole city became the venue.Read More »

Familiar Faces

Jeff Palmberg is a pastor in Washington who also likes to draw caricatures. Occasionally he randomly caricature-bombs people just to make them smile. I certainly got a kick out of Read More »

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This web site contains short profiles of the best known bluegrass artists and bands. Click on the A to Z listing above and scroll to the artist you are looking for.

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Programming Suggestions

Need some music for holidays and other special occasions? Look to the right, I where you’ll find the occasion and some song suggestions to meet your programming needs.

Some Background

Hi, I’m Wayne Rice, a bluegrass radio programmer from San Diego, California. I began compiling this material in 1988 for DJ’s like myself who want to at least sound knowledgeable about bluegrass music on the air. Originally I published Bluegrass Bios® in a three-ring binder for a small fee but now it’s conveniently located here on the web and it’s free. Use it for your show prep, or just enjoy learning more about the amazing artists who play and sing bluegrass music. If you find errors or wish to make a suggestion, please contact me. Thanks!

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