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Lost Highway

Lost Highway

LOST HIGHWAY From Orange County, California. Original band was formed in 1975 and included Dave Dickey (guitar), Walden Dahl (mandolin), Pat Brayer (fiddle) and Lauren Seapy (banjo). Fiddler Stuart Duncan (Nashville Bluegrass Band) was in thi

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Rook, Tony

Rook, Tony

TONY ROOK From North Carolina. Currently lives in Minnesota. Started playing rock music as a teenager, then turned to folk music. In his early 20's had a folk duo called Riggs and Rook. Learned to play banjo from Bobby Hicks. In North Carol

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Brooke, Summer (and the Mountain Faith Band)

Brooke, Summer (and the Mountain Faith Band)

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Hickory Hill

Hickory Hill

HICKORY HILL From Avinger, Texas (east Texas). Formed in 1978. Members: Ronny Singley (mandolin), Bob Stegall (bass), Don Eaves (banjo), John Early (lead guitar). Founding member Rolan Foster died of cancer in 1996. Replaced by Jimmy Go

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Brombies, The

Brombies, The

THE BROMBIES From Los Angeles, California. A bluegrass/folk duo featuring Jo Ellen and George Doering (guitar and mandolin). Formed in the late 1980's. They named their group after "the brumby's," wild horses that roam the outback of Au

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Lewis, Ashley

Lewis, Ashley

ASHLEY LEWIS From Sandwich, Illinois. Plays mandolin. She began singing and performing at age 7 in her family band. Formed her own group at age 12. Currently performs with her band "Legacy." Has received numerous awards for her accomplishme

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Fragment

Fragment

FRAGMENT From Bratislava, Slovak Republic (former Czechoslovakia.) Formed in 1983 as a newgrass group by Heinrich Novak (Dobro™) and other musicians. 1993, reformed with Novak, Svata Kotas (banjo), Emil Formanek (guitar), Jiri Pola (bass) a

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Jones, Clay

Jones, Clay

CLAY JONES From Mocksville, North Carolina (near Winston-Salem). First public performance: at the Snuffy Jenkins Festival with a band called The Carolina Bluegrass Band 1991, moved to Japan and worked there as a musician, playing everything f

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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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Mitchell, Mike

Mitchell, Mike

MIKE MITCHELL From Floyd, Virginia; He was born in Canada. He is a singer, songwriter and music teacher who performs as a solo artist and also with his Mike Mitchell Band. His primary instrument is fiddle, but he plays all the bluegrass in

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Appalachian Road Show

APPALACHIAN ROAD SHOW From east Tennessee. Formed in 2018 by Barry Abernathy (banjo) and Darrell Webb (guitar/mandolin). Their purpose is to “celebrate the broad musical heritage, culture, and lifestyle of the great Appalachian people.” 2018, released self titled album (Billy Blue).Read More »

Mitchell, Mike

MIKE MITCHELL From Floyd, Virginia; He was born in Canada. He is a singer, songwriter and music teacher who performs as a solo artist and also with his Mike Mitchell Band. His primary instrument is fiddle, but he plays all the bluegrass instruments. 2005, founded the Floyd Music School and teaches there; it occupies the […]Read More »

Bluegrass Martins, The

THE BLUEGRASS MARTINS From Jefferson City, Missouri. A family band featuring the Martin siblings Anne (bass), Dale (guitar), Janice (banjo), Lee (mandolin), Jeana (fiddle) and Larita (Dobro™). 2007, won the SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band championship in Nashville. 2017, released “Travel Down This Road With Me” album (Loveshine) featuring Leona and Ron Williams. Leona is a […]Read More »

Sanders, Eddie

EDDIE SANDERS From McAlester, Oklahoma. A singer/songwriter, he played guitar for many years with a band called Signal Mountain. Bandmates included Shawn Camp, Tim and Dennis Crouch, Donnie Catron and others. His father, Freddie Sanders produced the Sanders Family Bluegrass Festival in McAlester, Oklahoma, one of the largest in the region. Songwriting credits: “You Could […]Read More »

Tuttle, Molly

MOLLY TUTTLE From Palo Alto, California. She is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who began performing at age 11 with her family band The Tuttles. She recorded her first album at age 13. 2015, attended Berklee College of Music (Boston). 2015, performed and recorded as a duo with fiddler John Mailander. 2016, won the Chris […]Read More »

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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 and sold it to DJ’s around the country … but now it’s 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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