BOB JOHNSON

  • From Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • An innovative banjo player who recorded two popular banjo albums in the 1960’s: “Twelve Shades of Bluegrass” (Parkway) and “New Sounds in Bluegrass: Bluegrass Banjo with Strings” (MGM).
  • 1958, worked briefly with Bill Monroe.
  • 1959-1960, worked with Walter Forbes and the Lonesome Travelers, making frequent guest appearances on the Grand Old Opry. Norman Blake was also in that band.
  • During the 60’s, he was an A-list studio musician, playing banjo on such hits as the Statler Brothers “Flowers on the Wall.”
  • Retired from music in 1967.
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