ASHBY FRANK

  • From Lexington, North Carolina.
  • Mandolin prodigy. Began playing guitar, then turned to mandolin at age 10.
  • 1994, performed with Bill Monroe at the Bell Cove Club in Hendersonville, Tennessee at age 11.
  • 1999, won 1st place in mandolin competition at MerleFest at age 16.
  • 1999, released first album First Crossing (Blue Road).
  • 1999, his newly-formed band Southern Drive won the Pizza Hut International Bluegrass Showdown in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 2001, joined The Gena Britt Band.
  • 2003, Marty Raybon and Full Circle.
  • 2006, Alecia Nugent.
  • 2007, Special Consensus.
  • 2009, left Special C to play with Mashville Brigade and do session work.
  • 2011, joined Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.
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