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JOHN HICKMAN 

  • From Columbus, Ohio. Lives in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
  • One of the most influential banjo players in bluegrass music.
  • Early sixties, played with an Ohio group called Sid Campbell and the Country Cut-ups.
  • 1962, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • 1968, joined Earl Taylor’s Stoney Mountain Boys.
  • 1969, moved to California to form a group with his brother George called The Hickman Brothers.
  • 1976, formed an informal partnership with fiddler Byron Berline, working with him in several bands including Sundance, The L.A. Fiddle Band, BCH (Berline, Crary, Hickman), California and the Byron Berline Band.
  • 1978, released Don’t Mean Maybe album (Rounder) which is considered a classic banjo album.
  • 1995, moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma with Byron Berline. Does repair work in “Byron’s Double-Stop Fiddle Shop.”
  • 2001, added steel guitar to his repertoire (with the Byron Berline Band).
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