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Enright, Pat

Enright, Pat

PAT ENRIGHT Originally from Indiana. Lived in the San Francisco bay area in the early 70's. Now resides in Nashville. 1976, formed a San Francisco group called "Phantoms of the Opry." 1979, joined Tasty Licks, a band that included Jack Tottle

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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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Davis, David (and the Warrior River Boys)

Davis, David (and the Warrior River Boys)

DAVID DAVIS AND THE WARRIOR RIVER BOYS A traditional bluegrass band from Cullman, Alabama. Davis's father and grandfather were both musicians, and his uncle Cleo Davis was in Bill Monroe's first Blue Grass Boys (1939). The Warrior River Bo

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Evans, Gerald (and Paradise)

Evans, Gerald (and Paradise)

GERALD EVANS AND PARADISE From Cincinnati, Ohio. Before forming Paradise, Evans played fiddle and mandolin with the Traditional Grass, Dave Evans and Riverbend, and the Goins Brothers. 1995, Evans released an album with Joe Mullins called Jus

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Troublesome Hollow

Troublesome Hollow

TROUBLESOME HOLLOW From Hickory Tree (near Bristol), Tennessee. A comedy/bluegrass band formed by banjo player Tim White. This band specialized in songs about possums. In 1993 they released an entire album of possum songs and include in their

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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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Saffell, Tom

Saffell, Tom

TOM SAFFELL From Nashville (Antioch), Tennessee. Mid-1990's, was the banjo player with the Jim Buchanon System, the Bob Smiley Band. Also performs as a solo artist. "A cross between Bela Fleck and Alison Brown" –Bluegrass Unlimited. Plays

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Cook, Amanda

Cook, Amanda

AMANDA COOK From Pace, Florida (near Pensacola on the Gulf Coast). 2007, formed a bluegrass group with her banjo-playing father called High Cotton. 2013, released first solo project "One Stop Along the Road" (no label). 2016, formed a b

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Meyer, Liz

Meyer, Liz

LIZ MEYER From Washington D.C. For more than a decade (70's and 80's) she was a very popular Washington D.C. area bluegrass, folk and country artist with her own band. 1987, went to Holland on tour and while there married Peter Groenveld, own

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Dailey and Vincent

Dailey and Vincent

DAILEY & VINCENT From Nashville. Formed in 2007 by Jamie Dailey (a former member of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver) and Darrin Vincent (a former member of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder). Darrin Vincent is the younger brother of Rhond

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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 »

Cody Sisters, The

THE CODY SISTERS From Parker, Colorado A group featuring sisters Megan Cody (guitar, mandolin, age 15 in 2018) and Maddie Cody (guitar, banjo, age 13 in 2018). Their father Steve plays bass. 2018, released “White on the Blue” album (no label). Toured the UK in support of it.Read More »

Cook, Amanda

AMANDA COOK From Pace, Florida (near Pensacola on the Gulf Coast). 2007, formed a bluegrass group with her banjo-playing father called High Cotton. 2013, released first solo project “One Stop Along the Road” (no label). 2016, formed a band called Kennesaw Ridge with Amanda (mandolin), Carolyne VanLierop (banjo), Crystal Owens (bass), Scotty French (guitar), and […]Read More »

Engle, Troy

TROY ENGLE (AND SOUTHERN SKIES) From Glen Rock, Pennsylvania He is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has worked as a sideman with Patty Loveless, Buddy Jewell, The Isaacs, Larry Sparks, Mark Newton, Leon Russell and others. He has co-written several songs with Tom T. and Dixie Hall. He composed instrumental tracks heard on TV Shows like […]Read More »

Darou, Chad

CHAD DAROU From Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. An elite Dobro™ (resonator guitar) player, but he plays all the bluegrass instruments. 1982, at age 12 performed at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. 1987, at age 17 began performing with Bill Keith and Frank Wakefield. Since then he has worked as a sideman with Del Reeves, Bill […]Read More »

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