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CEDAR HILL

  • From Hillboro, Missouri.
  • An Arkansas/Missouri band formed in 1967 by Frank Ray and his uncle Richard Orchard.
  • Winner of several SPBGMA awards and in 2000, won first place at the Gibson National Bluegrass Band Showcase.
  • 2004 lineup: Frank Ray (mandolin), Mel Besher (guitar), Kenny Cantrell (banjo), Lisa Ray (fiddle) and Ali Keisler (bass).
  • 2005, released Stories album (Hay Holler).
  • 2008, released Looking Back album (Hay Holler).
  • 2013 lineup: Ray (mandolin), Jim Bunch (banjo), Pete Brown (fiddle), Patti LeFleur (bass), Brit McGarity (guitar).
  • 2015, released “Miss Dixie, Tom T. and Me” (Blue Circle Records), a collection of songs written by Tom T. and Dixie Hall especially for Cedar Hill. For two years following the deaths of Frank Ray’s son Scott and his father Dallas, Ray was unable to write new songs for his band. So the Hall’s responded by offering Ray ten new songs.
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