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  • From Virginia.
  • Formed in 1983 by Rickie Simpkins (fiddle and mandolin), Ronnie Simpkins (bass), Mark Newton (guitar and lead vocals), and Sammy Shelor (banjo.)
  • 1984, voted “Bluegrass Band of the Year” by the Country Music Association of Virginia..
  • They had previously worked with another Virginia bluegrass band, The Heights of Grass. Lead singer Mark Newton also previously worked with The Knoxville Grass.
  • Broke up in 1989. They occasonally reunite when the members of the band are together at festivals.
  • Mark Newton has his own band and promotes the annual Graves Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Virginia.


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