Gospel Plowboys, The

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 g

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Rich in Tradition

Rich in Tradition

RICH IN TRADITION From Low Gap, North Carolina. Band members: Mickey Galyean (guitar), Greg Jones (mandolin), Brad Hiatt (bass), Tim Martin (fiddle), Jay Adams (banjo). 2010, released Black Mountain Special album (Mountain Roads). 2013 line

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Stringbean

Stringbean

STRINGBEAN (SEE DAVID AKEMAN)

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Nedski and Mojo

Nedski and Mojo

NEDSKI AND MOJO (SEE NED LUBERECKI AND STEPHEN MOUGIN)

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Story, Carl

Story, Carl

CARL STORY From Lenoir, North Carolina. Formed the first version of his band “The Ramblin’ Mountaineers” in 1934. Rose to prominence on radio station WHKY in Hickory, North Carolina. Was a disk jockey in Greer, South Carolina. 1942, worke

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Bills, The

Bills, The

THE BILLS From Victoria, B.C., Canada Formed in 1996 as the Bill Hilly Band. Original members Marc Atkinson and Scott White (guitar, mandolin, fiddle) had formerly played jazz and rock. Added Chris Frye (guitar) and Glen Manders bass) to the

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Country Store, The

Country Store, The

THE COUNTRY STORE From Virginia. Formed in 1973 by Keith Whitley (guitar), Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin), Carl Jackson (banjo) and Bill Rawlings (bass). Later, Jackson was replaced by Jimmy Arnold and Whitley was replaced by Chris Stifel. They wer

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Davidson Brothers, The

Davidson Brothers, The

THE DAVIDSON BROTHERS From Yinnar, Victoria, Australia (just east of Melbourne). Features brothers Hamish (banjo/fiddle) and Lachlan (mandolin/fiddle) Davidson. They began performing together as teenagers. Hamish is the younger brother. He

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Hensley, Corey

Hensley, Corey

COREY HENSLEY From Sod, West Virginia. He is a tenor singer and bass player (although he can play all the bluegrass instruments). Worked with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for four years. Wrote several songs recorded by Doyle Lawson including

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Spillwater Drive

Spillwater Drive

SPILLWATER DRIVE From Arkansas/Missouri (the Ozarks). Formed in 2017 by Adam Ash (banjo), Samuel Cobb (mandolin), Gary Cook (bass) and Jake Stogdill (guitar). Stogdill is an award-winning flatpick guitarist, yo-yo champion, luthier and man

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Some Background

A great big howdy to ya, 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 DJs 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!

Bailey, Caleb

CALEB BAILEY From Grottoes, Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) Mid-2000’s, played in...

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Bowregard

BOWREGARD From Boulder, Colorado. Formed in 2018 by Max Kabat...

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