Starling, John

Starling, John

JOHN STARLING From Alabama. Lives in Fredericksburg, VA. One of the founding members of the Seldom Scene. Left the Seldom Scene in 1988 to devote himself full-time to his medical practice. He is a surgeon, specializing in ear, nose and throat

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Porter, Thomas

Porter, Thomas

THOMAS PORTER From Phoenix, Arizona Plays guitar and mandolin. A man of many talents, he is also a licensed massage therapist, a web designer, graphic artist, illustrator, videographer and gardener/farmer. 2002, joined Just-N-Time, a Phoeni

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Long, Lizzie

Long, Lizzie

LIZZY LONG From Lincolnton, Georgia. Lizzy is short for Elizabeth. Sings and plays all the bluegrass instruments and piano. She is the foster daughter of Little Roy Lewis. Has a degree in musical orchestration and arranging from Belmont U

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Huskey Jr., Roy

Huskey Jr., Roy

ROY HUSKEY, JR. From Nashville, Tennessee. A legendary bass player (session musician),  son of Junior Huskey, who played bass with Flatt and Scruggs and many other Grand Ole Opry stars. Worked with Chet Atkins, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Vin

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Leath, Nate

Leath, Nate

NATE LEATH From Bethlehem, North Carolina; lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Was a fiddle child prodigy, playing in front of audiences at age 8. 1996, at age 11, won first place at the Galax, VA fiddle contest (the youngest to do that) and

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Whitley, Keith

Whitley, Keith

KEITH WHITLEY From Sandy Hook, Kentucky. 1970, at age 15, began his professional musical career when he and his friend Ricky Skaggs worked with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. That same year, Keith and Ricky recorded a duet album.

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Bullas, The

Bullas, The

THE BULLAS (LUKE AND JENNY ANNE BULLA) Originally from Grants Pass, Oregon; 1998, moved to Nashville. A family band featuring parents Brad and Carol Bulla, with children Luke and Jenny Anne. The original family band was called "The In-Laws" (wi

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Laughlin, Tim

Laughlin, Tim

TIM LAUGHLIN From Bristol, Tennessee. Began playing guitar at age 8; switched to mandolin at age 11. Has worked with Larry Sparks, Hazel Dickens, Appalachian Trail, The McPeak Brothers and the Lynn Morris Band, to name a few. 1985, formed f

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Ostroushko, Peter

Ostroushko, Peter

PETER OSTROUSHKO From Minneapolis, Minnesota. Best known as an accomplished mandolin and fiddle player. His family is from the Ukraine. Has toured regularly with Robin and Linda Williams, Norman Blake and the Rising Fawn Ensemble, and Chet

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Cana Ramblers, The

Cana Ramblers, The

THE CANA RAMBLERS From Cana, Virginia. A family band featuring three siblings: Will Jones (guitar), Laura Leigh Jones (mandolin), Ashley Jones (bass), dad Phillip Jones (guitar), Rick Allred (banjo). Allred previously worked with the Country

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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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