Summertown Road

Summertown Road

SUMMERTOWN ROAD From Ashland, Kentucky. Formed in 2008 by Jack Hicks (banjo), John Rigsby (fiddle/mandolin), Bo Isaac (guitar) and Randy Thomas (bass). Hicks and Rigsby had been working together with Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain. Isaac and T

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Troublesome Hollow

Troublesome Hollow

TROUBLESOME HOLLOW From Hickory Tree (near Bristol), Tennessee. A comedy/bluegrass band formed by banjo player Tim White. This band specialized in songs about possums. In 1993 they released an entire album of possum songs and include in their

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Hutchinson Brothers

Hutchinson Brothers

HUTCHINSON BROTHERS From Athens (Southeastern) Ohio. Formed in 1975 by brothers John “J.D.” Hutchinson (guitar) and Bob “Zeke” Hutchinson (banjo) with Greg Dearth (fiddle), Tom Hampton (mandolin) and Tim Sparkman (bass). John has written m

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Grier, David

Grier, David

DAVID GRIER From Laurel, Maryland. Lives in Nashville, Tennessee. An award-winning flat-pick guitarist who has performed with The Doug Dillard Band, The Big Dogs (with Tony Trischka), Peter Rowan, The Country Gazette and other bands. Son o

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Shelton, Tim

Shelton, Tim

TIM SHELTON From Carlisle, Ohio. Began his career in gospel music. He worked at Renfro Valley with David Marshall (of the Marshall Family). Did a brief stint as a member of Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. Had an Ohio-based gospe

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Aldridge, Darin and Brooke

Aldridge, Darin and Brooke

DARIN AND BROOKE ALDRIDGE; See also CIRCUIT RIDERS From Cherryville, North Carolina. Darin is a multi-instrumentalist and music teacher. 1995, Darin played with an Americana group called “Acoustic Syndicate.” 1997, Darin joined the Coun

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Nunally, Jim

Nunally, Jim

JIM NUNALLY From the San Francisco Bay area. A guitarist and vocalist who performs with many bands: John Reischman and the Jaybirds, The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Nell Robinson, Bangers and Grass, Dix Bruce, Keith Little, Judy Forre

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Hindsight Bluegrass

Hindsight Bluegrass

HINDSIGHT BLUEGRASS From central North Carolina. Band members: Scott Hancock (guitar), Stan Brown (banjo), Al McCanless (fiddle), Jim Boren (Dobro™) and Julie Brown (bass). The name comes from the realization when they formed that t

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Nance, David

Nance, David

DAVID NANCE From Oak Ridge, North Carolina (lives in Reidsville, NC). Early in his career, he played Dobro™ with his father in a band called The Southland Playboys. 1982, he and his father worked with Bobby Atkins. 1983, joined The McPher

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Yates, Dave

Yates, Dave

DAVE YATES From Johnson City, Tennessee. A multi-instrumentalist who has performed on recordings by Merle Haggard, Tim Stafford, Rhonda Vincent, Adam Steffey, Barry Bales, John Gardner, Rob Ickes, Charlie Daniels, Trey Hensley, and Doc Watson

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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!

Eddy, Jake

JAKE EDDY From Parkersburg, West Virginia. Plays all the bluegrass...

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Via, Mason

MASON VIA From Danbury, North Carolina. Via is pronounced “Vie”...

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