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Harvest Wind

Harvest Wind

HARVEST WIND From Statesville, North Carolina. The perform bluegrass gospel music. Features lead vocals and fiddling of Revonda Roberts. Other band members: Lonnie Roberts (mandolin), Justin Bowles (guitar & banjo), Robert Quisenberry (ba

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Carter, Tim (The Carter Brothers)

Carter, Tim (The Carter Brothers)

TIM CARTER (THE CARTER BROTHERS) From North Carolina; lives in Nashville. Plays banjo and guitar. 1980, formed The Carter Brothers with his brother Danny, blending electric/acoustic, folk, rock, bluegrass and blues. 1992, the Carter Brother

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Groves, K.C.

Groves, K.C.

K. C. GROVES From Northville, Michigan (near Ann Arbor). She lives in Lyons, Colorado. Began playing guitar and writing songs in 1991. Also learned mandolin from Colby Maddox (of Special Consensus). 1999, released album "Can You Hear It" prod

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Crisp, Ned (and Bottomline)

Crisp, Ned (and Bottomline)

NED CRISP (AND BOTTOMLINE) From Worthington, Kentucky. Band formed in 2002. Original members: Ned Crisp (banjo), John Manifold (guitar), Don Rambo (bass). 2012, released "Taking the Back Roads Home" album, produced by Don Rigsby. Hosts a

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Jackson, Carl

Jackson, Carl

CARL JACKSON From Philadelphia, Mississippi. Lives in Nashville. Best known for his virtuosity on the banjo. He is also a very successful vocalist, songwriter and record producer. First band: The Country Partners" with his father Lee Jackson,

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Common Strings

Common Strings

COMMON STRINGS From Blairsville, Georgia Formed in 2003 when Darron and Vanessa Nichols (now married) first met. Vanessa is from Kentucky. Play a blend of bluegrass and Appalachian folk music. Band Members: Darron Nichols (mandolin), Vaness

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Sawtooth Mountain Boys, The

Sawtooth Mountain Boys, The

THE SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN BOYS From Monmouth (Willamette Valley), Oregon. Oregon's "original bluegrass band." Formed in 1970 by Steve Waller and Mike Eisler. Before then, the two had a group called the Sawtooth Mountain Volunteers. They were both

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Eldridge, Terry

Eldridge, Terry

TERRY ELDRIDGE From Terre Haute, Indiana. Lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Began playing bluegrass in high school. After graduation he worked with Lonzo and Oscar. Nickname: "Bo-Bo Batelbe" 1988-2000, guitarist and vocalist with The Osborne B

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Moses, Justin

Moses, Justin

JUSTIN MOSES From Madisonville, Tennessee. Lives in Nashville. Plays all the bluegrass instruments. After high school, played with a band called Kentucky Wind. 2000, formed Blue Moon Rising with Kentucky Wind bandmates Tim Tipton and Keith

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Keith, Bill

Keith, Bill

BILL KEITH From Brockton, Massachusetts, near Boston. Lives in Woodstock, New York. Popularized a melodic style of playing the banjo which came to be known as "chromatic" or "Keith-style" banjo. His performance of "Sailor's Hornpipe" recorded b

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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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