Tuttles, The

Tuttles, The

THE TUTTLES (WITH A.J. LEE) From Palo Alto, California. A family band formed in 2008 by Jack Tuttle (fiddle & bass) and his three children Molly (15, banjo & guitar), Sullivan (12, guitar) and Michael (10, mandolin). Their association w

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Sauceman Brothers, The

Sauceman Brothers, The

THE SAUCEMAN BROTHERS From Bright Hope, Tennessee (eastern Tennessee, near Greenville) Featured Carl and John Paul (J.P.) Sauceman. In the mid-forties, Carl had a band called the Hillbilly Ramblers. The brothers recorded together from 1945

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Herald, John

Herald, John

JOHN HERALD  From New York City. Lived in Woodstock, New York. 1958-1966, was founder and lead singer of The Greenbriar Boys. Given name: John Whittier Sirabian. He is Armenian. His father was a poet in Greenwich Village. 1976, formed with

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Dailey, Jamie

Dailey, Jamie

JAMIE DAILEY From Gainesboro, Tennessee. He was born in Corbin, Kentucky. Began singing with his family at age 3. Age 9, began playing bass with family band "The Four J's." Age 12, played banjo with them. Age 15, joined Cumberland Connectio

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Wallace, Matt

Wallace, Matt

MATT WALLACE From Knoxville, Tennessee. Began playing bass at age 10. Has played bass with David Parmley and Continental Divide, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Pine Mountain Railroad, and Paul Williams and The Victory Trio. 2013, joined the M

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Wildfire

Wildfire

WILDFIRE From East Tennessee. Formed in 2000 by the members of J.D. Crowe’s band The New South. They worked in both bands until 2001, when they left Crowe’s band for good. Original members: Phil Leadbetter, Robert Hale, Darrell Webb, Barr

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Lonesome Highway

Lonesome Highway

LONESOME HIGHWAY From Romney, West Virginia. Formed in 1996. Members (2011): John Arnold (banjo), Jimmy Kountz (mandolin), Buddy Dunlap (guitar), Mason Wright (fiddle) and Cody Brown (bass). 1999, released first CD "Look Back on Love." 20

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Crooked Jades, The

Crooked Jades, The

THE CROOKED JADES From the San Francisco Bay area. Formed in 1994 by guitarist Jeff Kazor. Other members: Tom Lucas (fiddle/banjo), Stephanie Prausnitz (fiddle), Lisa Berman (banjo), Dave Bamberger (bass). Perform pre-bluegrass music (1880 to

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Wooten, Gene

Wooten, Gene

GENE WOOTEN From Franklinton, North Carolina. Moved to Nashville in 1977. Played Dobro™ with several bands including Wilma Lee Cooper and The Clinch Mountain Clan, Country Gazette and the Sidemen. He also did a lot of session work in Nashvill

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Church, Ramona

Church, Ramona

RAMONA CHURCH From North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Formerly played banjo with the New Coon Creek Girls. Won the Kentucky State Banjo Championship three years in a row. 1999-2001, performed with Carolina Road. 2001, joined Jeannette Willi

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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!