From Martinsburg, West Virginia. Lived in Nashville for many years, then moved to California. Currently lives in Point Reyes, California.
Has been a member of numerous notable bluegrass bands (as fiddle player) including the Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Louvin, The Bluegrass Band, The Johnson Mountain Boys, The Dreadful Snakes, The Cluster Pluckers.
Age 13, heard Kenny Baker play the fiddle and decided he wanted to play just like him. Twenty years later, recorded a duet album with Baker.
1979, released first solo project “Blaine Sprouse” (Rounder).
1982, released “Summertime” album (Rounder).
1984, played fiddle on the hit Alabama single “If You Want to Live in Texas, You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band.”