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VIC JORDAN

  • From Washington, D.C.
  • 1964, moved to Nashville and worked with Jimmy Martin as well as Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper.
  • 1967, joined Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys.
  • 1969-1971, worked with Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass. He was the first banjo player to work full time with Flatt after Flatt & Scruggs broke up.
  • As a Nashville session musician, he worked with Jim & Jesse, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., the Oak Ridge Boys, Jerry Reed, Loretta Lynn and many others.
  • Played banjo on movie soundtracks for “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Smoky and the Bandit.”
  • 1990-91, had his own band, Old Hickory.
  • 1992, worked in the “Hee Haw” TV show band.
  • 1995, worked with Wayne Newton in Las Vegas and Branson, Missouri.
  • 1996, returned to Nashville to do session work.
  • He recorded three solo albums, “Pickaway” (Atteiram), “Banjo Nashville” (Sugar Hill” and “Greatest Christmas Songs of Our Land” (Power Pak), all of which are now out of print.
  • His banjo instrumental “Pickaway” has been recorded by numerous artists. It was named after a small town in West Virginia. Vic was driving Lester Flatt’s bus one night and Roland White spotted the “Pickaway, West Virginia” sign at three in the morning and suggested it to Vic as the name of his new banjo tune.
  • 2013, was presented with the IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
  • 2016, died at the age of 77.
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