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Warburton, Marty

Warburton, Marty

MARTY WARBURTON From Las Vegas, Nevada. Plays banjo and guitar. Was a member of Dry & Dusty (with Butch Baldassari) and Sagegrass. Former president of the Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society; also hosted a radio program on KNPR, Las Ve

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Meyer, Liz

Meyer, Liz

LIZ MEYER From Washington D.C. For more than a decade (70's and 80's) she was a very popular Washington D.C. area bluegrass, folk and country artist with her own band. 1987, went to Holland on tour and while there married Peter Groenveld, own

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Dauphinais Brothers, The

Dauphinais Brothers, The

THE DAUPHINAIS BROTHERS From Asheville, North Carolina. Originally from New Hampshire. Brothers Nick and Lucas Dauphinais (pronounced DAH-FIN-AE) are of French ancestry. Nick plays guitar, Lucas plays bass. Other band members: Derek Vade

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Stowe, Ferrell

Stowe, Ferrell

FERRELL STOWE From Lebanon, Missouri. Lives in Vanleer, Tennessee. Plays resonator guitar (Dobro™) with several bands: George Clark and Dixie Flyer, the James Price Band, Dave Leatherman and Stone County, Cedar Hill. 2005, released Stobro's

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Raven, Eddy

Raven, Eddy

EDDY RAVEN From LaFayette, Louisiana. Real name: Edward Garvin Futch.  In 1962 he changed his name to Eddy Raven when he released his first single at age 17. As a country artist he has had numerous hit records including "I Got Mexico," "

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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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Fox Family, The

Fox Family, The

THE FOX FAMILY (3 FOX DRIVE, THE KIM FOX BAND) From Old Forge, New York (the Adirondack Mountains). Now live in Nashville. A brother and two sisters (Joel, Kim and Barb Fox). 1989, won the Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival band contest. Since 1

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Bearfoot

Bearfoot

BEARFOOT From Anchorage, Alaska. 2000, formed by a group of young music camp counselors who were drawn to bluegrass and traditional music. For several years they conducted music camps for bluegrass festivals across the U.S. Original members

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Reeltime Travelers, The

Reeltime Travelers, The

THE REELTIME TRAVELERS From Johnson City, Tennessee. Formed in 1999. Name: they play old-time (string band) music in a "real time" (modern) context. Members: Thomas Sneed (mandolin), Martha Scanlan (guitar), Roy Andrade (banjo), Heidi Andra

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Grim, Angelica

Grim, Angelica

ANGELICA GRIM From Northern California. Began singing at age 13 at the CBA Grass Valley (California) bluegrass festival in the "Kids on Bluegrass" program. Was asked to sing harmony with Rhonda Vincent at one of her shows and that propelled Ang

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Daugherty, Caleb

THE CALEB DAUGHERTY BAND From Connersville, Indiana. Began singing and playing guitar at age 7. 2016, appeared with Rhonda Vincent on the Grand Ole Opry. 2017, released self-titled country album (KDM). 2019, released Burnt the Sawmill Downalbum (KDM) with his bluegrass band The Caleb Daugherty Band: Zion Napier (mandolin), Kyle Clerkin (banjo), Zach Collier (bass), […]Read More »

Faris, Rick

RICK FARIS From Topeka, Kansas (since 1991). He was born in Illinois, grew up in Arkansas and Missouri. 1998, began playing music professionally at age 7 with his family band The Faris Family. His first instrument is guitar, but he plays all the bluegrass instruments at a professional level. 2009, joined Special Consensus, playing mandolin. […]Read More »

Merle Monroe

MERLE MONROE From Nashville. Formed in 2018 by Tim Raybon (guitar) and Daniel Grindstaff (banjo). Band members include: Jayd Raines (bass), Stephen Burwell (fiddle), Eli Johnston (bass), Nick Chandler (mandolin), Gary Hultman (Dobro), Derek Deakins (fiddle), Jason Burleson (mandolin) and Josh Dosh (guitar). Their band name is a blend of Merle Haggard and Bill Monroe. […]Read More »

Chain Station

CHAIN STATION From Denver, Colorado Formed in 2006 by Alex Thoele (guitar) and Jon Pickett (guitar) in Estes Park, Colorado. They were later joined by Jarrett Mason (mandolin) and Chris “C-Bob” Elliott (banjo). 2015, released Dancin’ with the Law album (no label). 2016, released Where I Want to Be album (no label). 2019, released Backroads […]Read More »

Slay, Scott

SCOTT SLAY (AND THE RAIL) From Denver Colorado. Originally from Pensacola, Florida. 2012, was in a band with Sammy Shelor (of the Lonesome River Band) called Big Virginia Sky. They released one self-titled album in 2015. He played mandolin. 2016, formed his own group Scott Slay and the Rail, playing guitar. 2018, was a featured […]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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