Anderson, Bill

Anderson, Bill

BILL ANDERSON From Columbia, South Carolina (lives in Nashville) Primarily a country singer and songwriter, known to millions as "Whisperin' Bill." Has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1961. Has had over 80 of his own singles reach

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Statman, Andy

Statman, Andy

ANDY STATMAN From Brooklyn, New York. 1965, at age 15, took mandolin lessons from David Grisman. Early 70's, worked with Tony Trischka in two bands: Country Cooking and Breakfast Special. Also worked with David Bromberg, Vassar Clements, Be

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DeMent, Iris

DeMent, Iris

IRIS DEMENT Born in Paragould, Arkansas. Grew up in Southern California. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Youngest of 14 children. Her family was deeply religious. Her older sisters had a gospel group called "The DeMent Sisters." Her father

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Bluegrass Album Band, The

Bluegrass Album Band, The

THE BLUEGRASS ALBUM BAND A recording band featuring Tony Rice, guitar; J.D. Crowe, banjo; Doyle Lawson, mandolin; Bobby Hicks, fiddle; Todd Phillips, bass; Jerry Douglas, Dobro™ (third album on); Vassar Clements, fiddle (fifth album on). Reco

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Witcher Brothers, The

Witcher Brothers, The

THE WITCHER BROTHERS From Granada Hills, California. Formed in 1985 by Dennis Witcher (mandolin) and his son Gabe (fiddle), who was only six years old at the time. Gabe's younger brother Michael joined later, playing Dobro™. Dennis worked

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Caplinger, Dennis

Caplinger, Dennis

DENNIS CAPLINGER From Vista, California (near San Diego). Lives in Murietta, California (Riverside County). Since 1980, plays banjo and fiddle with John Moore in the band Bluegrass Etc. A busy sideman and studio musician in San Diego. Has per

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Slone, Josh

Slone, Josh

JOSH SLONE AND COAL TOWN From Hindman, Kentucky (Coal mining region of East Kentucky). Formed his band Coal Town in 2007. Members: Josh Slone (guitar), Ollie Risner (banjo), Billy Berger (mandolin), Gary Wiley (bass.) 2011, released first a

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Carr, Joe

Carr, Joe

JOE CARR From Dallas, Texas. Lives in Levelland, Texas. 1974, formed Texas band called Roanoke. 1977-1982, worked with The Country Gazette (with Alan Munde and Roland White). 1984, joined the faculty of South Plains College (Levelland, TX)

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Clark Brothers, The

Clark Brothers, The

THE CLARK BROTHERS / SONS OF SYLVIA From Rocky Mount, Virginia Originally a gospel group formed by Freddy and Sylvia Clark and their nine children (all boys). Freddy Clark is an evangelist. For several years, they toured in two Silver Eagle bus

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Nu-Blu

Nu-Blu

NU-BLU From Siler City, North Carolina. Formed in 2003 by a husband-wife duo Carolyn and Daniel Routh (bass and guitar). Also in the band: Levi Austin (banjo) and Austin Koerner (mandolin). Shortly after the band's formation, Carolyn had a se

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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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