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EARL TAYLOR (AND THE STONEY MOUNTAIN BOYS)

  • From Virginia.
  • A legendary mandolin player and singer who for most of his career led a band called the Stoney Mountain Boys in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
  • 1955-57, worked with Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys.
  • 1958, moved to Baltimore, Maryland and formed the Stoney Mountain Boys.
  • 1959, his was the first bluegrass band to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
  • 1960, relocated to the Cincinnati, Ohio area and played in night clubs there for several years.
  • 1963, released his landmark “Blue Grass Taylor-made” album (Capitol Records) with his new band The Blue Grass Mountaineers.
  • 1964-1967, disbanded his group and worked with Jimmy Martin, the Stanley Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs.
  • 1967, returned to the Cincinnati area and re-organized the Stoney Mountain Boys with guitarist Jim McCall. He recorded several albums in subsequent years for Rural Rhythm and Vetco Records.
  • 1974, poor health and the death of his son led to his retirement from music for several years. He resumed performing in the early 80’s with banjo player Vernon McIntyre.
  • Died of a heart attack in 1984.

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