Banjocats, The

Banjocats, The

THE BANJOCATS (SEE MICHAEL AND JENNIFER MCLAIN BAND)

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Huskey Jr., Roy

Huskey Jr., Roy

ROY HUSKEY, JR. From Nashville, Tennessee. A legendary bass player (session musician), son of Junior Huskey, who played bass with Flatt and Scruggs and many other Grand Ole Opry stars. Worked with Chet Atkins, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Vinc

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Traveling McCourys, The

Traveling McCourys, The

THE TRAVELING MCCOURYS From Nashville, Tennessee. Formed in 2009. A progressive spin-off of the Del McCoury band featuring everyone in the band except Del: Ronnie McCoury (mandolin), Rob McCoury (banjo), Jason Carter (fiddle and Alan Bartram (

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Ingram, Kenny

Ingram, Kenny

KENNY INGRAM From Dickson, Tennessee. One of the top Scruggs-style banjo players. 1971, at age 19 joined James Monroe and the Midnight Ramblers. 1972, joined Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. 1973, joined Lester Flatt and the

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Edwards, Ray

Edwards, Ray

RAY EDWARDS (AND HARD ROCK MOUNTAIN) From Arcadia, North Carolina. A bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, he won the banjo championships at Carlton Haney’s Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival (1973) and Union Grove Fiddler’s Convention (1974). 197

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Dillards, The

Dillards, The

THE DILLARDS From Salem, Missouri although for most of their career together as a band they lived in Los Angeles, California. Rodney Dillard (guitar) and Doug Dillard (banjo) began performing together as The Dillard Brothers in 1958. Their or

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Statement

Statement

STATEMENT From Christiansburg, Virginia. A gospel bluegrass band featuring the lead vocals of Ashlee Blankenship. Members: Josh Blankenship (mandolin), Ashlee Blankenship (vocals), Trent Cox (Guitar), Jimmy Creed (bass), Josh Underwood (banjo

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Tew, Keith

Tew, Keith

KEITH TEW (THE TEWS) From Hialeah, Florida. Moved to Nashville in 1998. Keith formerly performed with the Florida-based band, Highstrung. Also performed at Disney World with a group called The Big Thunder Mountain Boys. Keith’s first band:

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Third (IIIrd) Tyme Out

Third (IIIrd) Tyme Out

IIIRD TYME OUT (RUSSELL MOORE AND IIIRD TYME OUT) Formed in 1991. Original group composed chiefly of former members of Doyle Lawson’s band Quicksilver: Russell Moore (guitar, lead vocals), Ray Deaton (bass), Terry Baucom (banjo), Alan Bibey (

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Locust Ridge

Locust Ridge

LOCUST RIDGE From Locust Ridge, Tennessee (east Tennessee). A gospel group featuring the Allen Brothers: Russell (guitar), Josh (mandolin) and Larry (bass). Also in the band, their close friend Andy Blalock (guitar). They all attend Evans Chape

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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!

Route 3

ROUTE 3 From Purdy, Missouri. Formed in 2018 by Jason...

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James, Ben

BEN JAMES From North Carolina; resides in Nashville. 2019, joined...

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