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Price, James

Price, James

JAMES PRICE From Uneeda, West Virginia. Lives in Parkersburg, WV. Began pro career as fiddler with the Goins Brothers Band. 1994, released "The Old Mountaineer" album on Hay Holler Records. 1995-2003, was a member of Ralph Stanley's Clinch

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Baucom, Terry

Baucom, Terry

TERRY BAUCOM From Monroe, North Carolina. Started playing banjo at age ten with his father's group The Rocky River Boys. Took up the fiddle at age 14. He is known as "The Duke of Drive," a reference to his ability to "drive" a song with hi

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Williams, Roger

Williams, Roger

ROGER WILLIAMS Grew up in Danville, NH; lives in Glastonbury, CT. He was born in Presque Isle, Maine. He is a well-known northeastern Dobro™ player. 1975-1976, worked with Don Stover and the White Oak Mountain Boys. 1977, joined The

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Moore, Russell

Moore, Russell

RUSSELL MOORE (AND IIIRD TYME OUT) From Pasadena, Texas. Lives in Cumming, Georgia. First band: the Bluegrass Ramblers in Cleveland, Texas. 1983, formed Southern Connection in Arlington, Texas (with Scott Vestal). 1985, joined Doyle Lawson a

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Mile Twelve

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). Their name comes from a 12-mile marker that the band passes on t

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Steeldrivers, The

Steeldrivers, The

THE STEELDRIVERS From Nashville. Formed in 2005 by veteran musicians Mike Henderson (mandolin), Richard Bailey (banjo), Tammy Rogers (fiddle), Chris Stapleton (guitar) and Mike Fleming (bass). Richard Bailey is a former member of such grou

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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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Acuff, Roy

Acuff, Roy

ROY ACUFF (AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN BOYS) From Maynardsville, Tennessee. Known as "The King of Country Music." Originally called "The King of the Hillbillies." A man of many talents: he was a professional baseball player, an actor in a touring

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Vestal, Scott

Vestal, Scott

SCOTT VESTAL From Duncan, Oklahoma. Lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Started playing banjo at age 13. At age 18, landed his first pro job with Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers (one year). Age 19, moved to Texas and formed a band wit

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Acoustic Blue

Acoustic Blue

ACOUSTIC BLUE From Springfield, Massachusetts. Formed in 2003. Band members: Corey Zink (mandolin), T. Shaun Batho (guitar), Larry Neu (banjo), Ray Evans (bass). 2012, released "Bein' Country" on Mountain Fever Records with guests Sammy She

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Gospel Plowboys, The

THE GOSPEL PLOWBOYS From Salisbury, North Carolina. A gospel bluegrass band formed in 2012 by David Murph (mandolin). Other members: John Goodson (banjo), Michael Jenkins (guitar), David Brown (guitar and bass), Andrew Brown (bass and resonator guitar), and Kris Miller (guitar). Stage attire: denim overalls, white shirts and red ties. Band member Andrew Brown served […]Read More »

Roberts, Jaelee

JAELEE ROBERTS From Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up around bluegrass music; her father is Danny Roberts (of the Grascals) and her mother is Andrea Roberts (of the Andrea Roberts Agency). Began singing, performing and entering music competitions at age six. Plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin and piano. 2018, joined the Rebecca Long Band. 2019, enrolled in […]Read More »

Luquette, Chris

CHRIS LUQUETTE From Seattle, Washington. Lives in Brooklyn, NY. A multi-instrumentalist who plays all the bluegrass instruments. He is best known for his guitar playing. 2008, formed a Seattle-based bluegrass band called Northern Departure. 2012, joined Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen. 2019, released solo project The Way I View the World (no label).Read More »

Lowell, John

JOHN LOWELL From Livingston, Montana. He is a singer/songwriter who has been a member of numerous bands: Medicine Wheel, Wheel Hoss, Deep River, Kane’s River, Loose Ties, the Growling Old Men (with Ben Winship), the John Lowell Band (a European touring group), Two Bit Franks and the Lone Mountain Trio. He worked as a purchasing […]Read More »

Mandolin Orange

MANDOLIN ORANGE From Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Formed in 2009 by Andrew Marlin (mandolin, guitar, banjo) and Emily Frantz (fiddle, guitar). 2010, released Quiet Little Room album (no label). 2011, released Haste Make / Hard Hearted Stranger album (no label) 2013, released This Side of Jordan album (Yep Roc). 2015, released Such Jubilee album (Yep […]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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