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THE EASTER BROTHERS

  • From Mount Airy, North Carolina.
  • Includes three brothers: James, Russell and Ed.
  • One of the first full-time bluegrass gospel groups. Started out as the “The Green Valley Quartet” and later changed name to the Easter Brothers.
  • Made first recordings in 1961 for King Records. Carlton Haney arranged the session and the band included Don Reno, Allan Mills and Mac Magaha.
  • During the 1960’s they frequently appeared with Don Reno and Red Smiley.
  • 1979, they became a full-time touring group.
  • James, Russell and Ed still perform together, joined by two of their sons, Jared and Russell, Jr.
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