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McPeake, Curtis

McPeake, Curtis

CURTISS MCPEAKE From Nashville. Played banjo with Bill Monroe, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper and other bands. For over 20 years, played banjo for Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass. He left Davis in 1987 to start his own band, the Natchez Expr

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Maul, Kevin

Maul, Kevin

KEVIN MAUL From Round Lake, New York. 1990-2000, played Dobro™ with Robin and Linda Williams as part of their "Fine Group." Previously played in a Massachusetts band with Joe Perry of Aerosmith called "P-town Jug Band." Has worked with Ch

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Marcus, Lee

Marcus, Lee

LEE MARCUS From Westminster, South Carolina. Has played banjo with Mercy Tree, Legacy Drive, and Blue Streek. Blue Streek won first place at the Georgia State Bluegrass Festival (2008). 2011, released solo project Grandpa's Pond with guests

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Railsplitters, The

Railsplitters, The

THE RAILSPLITTERS From Boulder, Colorado. Formed in 2012 by Lauren Stovall (guitar/lead vocals), Dusty Rider (banjo), Peter Sharpe (mandolin), and Leslie Ziegler (bass). Ziegler was later replaced by Jean-Luc Davis (bass). 2013, won the b

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Harris, Greg

Harris, Greg

GREG HARRIS From Los Angeles, California. Former member of Byron Berline's "LA Fiddle Band" and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Plays all the bluegrass instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle). Best known as a guitarist who plays bluegra

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Holstein, Scott

Holstein, Scott

SCOTT HOLSTEIN From Madison (Boone County), West Virginia. Lives in Nashville. A singer/songwriter who grew up in the coal mining region of West Virginia. Almost all of his relatives are connected to the coal mining industry. His grandfather fo

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Greenbriar Boys, The

Greenbriar Boys, The

THE GREENBRIAR BOYS From New York City. An influential bluegrass band of the sixties (1958-1967) popular with folk music enthusiasts. Original members: John Herald (guitar), Bob Yellin (banjo), Eric Weissberg (bass), Ralph Rinzler (mandolin).

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Hanzlik, Slavek

Hanzlik, Slavek

SLAVEK HANZLIK From Prague, Czechoslavakia (Czech Republic). Lives in Canada. Learned guitar as a child listening to smuggled-in Doc Watson albums. Defected to the United States in 1982; moved to Canada in 1986. Also lived in Nashville for

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Necessary, Frank

Necessary, Frank

FRANK NECESSARY From Ruckersville, Virginia. He was born in Boone's Camp, Kentucky and worked in the Baltimore/Washington DC area as well as in Ohio. Played banjo and was the leader or co-leader of several bands including the Stone Mountain Boy

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Carter, Jason

Carter, Jason

JASON CARTER From Greenup County, Kentucky. Lives in Nashville. While in high school, played guitar with a group called Idle Times. After high school, played fiddle with the Goins Brothers. 1992, joined the Del McCoury Band at age 19, playi

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Remington Ryde

REMINGTON RYDE From McClure, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2005 by Ryan Frankhouser (guitar, vocals). Other band members: Billy Lee Cox (banjo), Warren Blair (fiddle), Richard Egolf (bass) and Stanley Efaw (mandolin, banjo, guitar). Frankhouser and his band also host their own Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival each July in Pennsylvania 2005, released “Purely Bluegrass” album (no label). 2008, released […]Read More »

Wilson Banjo Company

WILSON BANJO COMPANY From Westminster, South Carolina. They are a band rather than a banjo making business, although founder and banjo-player Steve Wilson has experience as a luthier. He worked for Gibson when he was living in Nashville and continues building instruments. Band members: Steve Wilson (banjo), Joey Newton (guitar), Sarah Logan (fiddle), Dylan Armour […]Read More »

Hudson, Brad

BRAD HUDSON From Seymour, Tennessee. Grew up in eastern North Carolina. A multi-instrumentalist and singer who has performed with The Larkins, Randy Parton, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Dolly Parton and several variety shows in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 2015, joined Sideline, playing Dobro™ and singing lead vocals. 2017, released solo project […]Read More »

Mile Twelve

MILE TWELVE From Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2014 by Evan Murphy (guitar), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Nate Sabat(bass), BB Bowness (banjo) and David Benedict (mandolin). Murphy is the only Boston native (from Milton, Massachusetts). The others come from as far away as New Zealand (Bowness). 2017, released their first album Onward (no label) produced by Stephen Mougin. […]Read More »

Clowes, Gina

GINA CLOWES From Winchester, Virginia. Began playing piano as a child but switched to banjo at age 11. Took lessons from Murphy Henry and Mike Munford. Was a finalist numerous times in the banjo competition at the Galax Old Tme Fiddler’s Convention. Played in a family band for several years. Her sister Malia Furtado plays […]Read More »

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I’m Wayne Rice, a bluegrass radio programmer from San Diego, California. I began compiling this material in 1988 for DJ’s like myself who want to at least sound knowledgeable about bluegrass music on the air. Originally I published Bluegrass Bios® in a three-ring binder and sold it to DJ’s around the country … but now it’s here on the web and it’s free! Use it for your show prep, or just enjoy learning more about the amazing artists who play and sing bluegrass music. If you find errors or wish to make a suggestion, please contact me. Thanks!

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