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Great bluegrass music on the radio - KSON

Sprouse, Blaine

Sprouse, Blaine

BLAINE SPROUSE From Martinsburg, West Virginia. Lives in Camarillo, California. Has been a member of numerous notable bluegrass bands (as fiddle player) including the Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Louvin, The Bluegrass

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Nightflyer

Nightflyer

NIGHTFLYER From Southwest Ohio. Formed in 2010 by Richard Propps (guitar), Rick Hayes (mandolin), Tony Kakaris (bass), Tim Jackson (Dobro™) and Ronnie Stewart (banjo). Stewart is not the same Ronnie Stewart who performs with the Boxcars. Ha

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Statement

Statement

STATEMENT From Christiansburg, Virginia. A gospel bluegrass band featuring the lead vocals of Ashlee Blankenship. Members: Josh Blankenship (mandolin), Ashlee Blankenship (vocals), Trent Cox (Guitar), Jimmy Creed (bass), Josh Underwood (banjo

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Talbot, David

Talbot, David

DAVID TALBOT From Canada. Moved to Nashville in 1997. 1998-2003, played banjo with Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time. Has also worked with Marty Raybon, Reba McIntyre and Dolly Parton. One of Nashville’s “A-list” studio musician

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Psychograss

Psychograss

PSYCHOGRASS A project band featuring Darol Anger (fiddle), David Grier (guitar), Mike Marshall (mandolin), Todd Phillips (bass), and Tony Trischka (banjo). 1993, released Psychograss album (Windham Hill). 1996, released Like Minds album (Su

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Stowe, Ferrell

Stowe, Ferrell

FERRELL STOWE From Lebanon, Missouri. Lives in Vanleer, Tennessee. Plays resonator guitar (Dobro™) with several bands: George Clark and Dixie Flyer, the James Price Band, Dave Leatherman and Stone County, Cedar Hill. 2005, released Stobro's

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Hollow Ground Bluegrass Band

Hollow Ground Bluegrass Band

HOLLOW GROUND BLUEGRASS BAND From Nickelsville, Virginia. Band members: Mike Adams (bass), Jason Blankenship (fiddle), Robert Edwards (guitar), Millard Edwards (banjo), David Holtsclaw (mandolin), Brian Vicchio (guitar). 2013, released "Roads

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Boohers, The

Boohers, The

THE BOOHERS (THE BOOHER FAMILY) From Johnson City,Tennessee. Formed in 2000. Gary Booher (banjo) and his wife Lora (guitar) lead the band with sons Jamie (bass) and Joe (mandolin). 2005, released album on Lonesome Day Records, recorded in T

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Traver Hollow

Traver Hollow

TRAVER HOLLOW From Columbia, Connecticut. Formed in 1980 by guitarist Paul Harvey and his wife Peggy Ann Harvey. Banjo player Dan Menzone was also in this band. They first jammed in a cabin on Traver Hollow Road in New York. They toured Eur

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Bladerunners, The

Bladerunners, The

THE BLADERUNNERS From Riverside County, California. Formed in 1998. 2000, represented Southern California in the Pizza Hut International Bluegrass Showdown in Louisville. Members: Dave Dickey III (mandolin), Billy Reid (guitar) Sandy MacLea

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Coaltown Dixie

COALTOWN DIXIE From east Kentucky. Described as “High Heeled Bluegrass,” they were formed in 2009 by Kris Bailey Preston (mandolin), Kalyn Bradford (guitar), Stephanie May Rose (bass) and Melanie Turner (banj0). They have been the recipients of a National Bluegrass B.O.R.N. (Bands On the Rise Nationally) Award, been featured as “Future Stars” in the U.S. 23 Country […]Read More »

Dauphinais Brothers, The

THE DAUPHINAIS BROTHERS From Asheville, North Carolina. Originally from New Hampshire. Brothers Nick and Lucas Dauphinais (pronounced DAH-FIN-AE) are of French ancestry. Nick plays guitar, Lucas plays bass. Other band members: Derek Vaden (banjo), Griff Martin (mandolin) and Laura Smith (fiddle). Nick graduated from University of New Hampshire with a degree in jazz and orchestral trombone. 2015, […]Read More »

Charm City Junction

CHARM CITY JUNCTION From Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore’s nickname is “Charm City.” The band consists of a bluegrass fiddler, an old time banjo picker, a Celtic accordionist, and a jazz bassist. Members: Patrick McAvenue (fiddle), Brad Kolodner (banjo), Sean McComskey (accordian) and Alex Lacquement (bass). Their music is a hybrid of Irish and old-time music. 2016, released self-titled […]Read More »

Po' Ramblin' Boys

PO’ RAMBLIN’ BOYS From Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Formed in 2014 by C.J. Lweandowski (mandolin), Josh Rinkel (guitar), Jereme Brown (banjo) and Jasper Lorentzen (bass). Lweandowski (mandolin) is originally from Missouri. He previously worked with David Davis, and with Karl Shifflett and the Big Country Show. Rinkel (guitar) is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He formerly worked with […]Read More »

2015's Best of the Year

Below are my picks for the best bluegrass albums of the year. The list is just one DJ’s opinion of course. I host a radio show on KSON in San Diego and these are the albums I’ve played the most during the last 12 months. If you’d like to hear my countdown show, just visit […]Read More »

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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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