LAWRENCE LANE AND THE KENTUCKY GRASS
- From Columbus Ohio.
- Formed in 1973 by Lawrence Lane (guitar), Keith Lane (mandolin), Radford Vance (banjo) and Ray Sonaugle (fiddle).
- 1974, released “Washington’s Files” album (Rome).
- 1976, released “1776-1976” album (Rome).
- Lane also promoted several bluegrass festivals in Kentucky.
- Jimmy Olander of the group Diamond Rio was once a member of this band (playing banjo).
- 2017, the group Carolina Blue recorded Sounds of Kentucky Grass (Poor Mountain), a tribute to Lawrence Lane and the Kentucky Grass. Lawrence Lane is the great uncle of Carolina Blue’s mandolin player, Timmy Jones.