Luquette, Chris

Luquette, Chris

CHRIS LUQUETTE From Seattle, Washington. Lives in Brooklyn, NY. A multi-instrumentalist who plays all the bluegrass instruments. He is best known for his guitar playing.2008, formed a Seattle-based bluegrass band called Northern Departure.2012,

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Flowers, Doug

Flowers, Doug

DOUG FLOWERS From Hephzibah, Georgia (near Augusta). Plays mandolin and has performed mostly as a sideman with such Georgia-based bands as Betty Fisher and the Dixie Mountain Boys and the Little Roy and Lizzie Show. He has also worked with th

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Sexton, Chris

Sexton, Chris

CHRIS SEXTON From Manassas, Virginia. Graduated from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA with a degree in music performance. Plays classical violin (in orchestras) as well as fiddle. As a teen, was a member of his father’s group The Eas

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Hot Rize

Hot Rize

HOT RIZE From Boulder, Colorado. Formed in 1978 by Pete Wernick (banjo), Tim O’Brien (mandolin/fiddle), Mike Scap (guitar) and Charles Sawtelle (bass). Three months after the band’s formation, Scap departed and was replaced by Nick Forster (b

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Verch, April

Verch, April

APRIL VERCH From Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. Began step-dancing at age three; fiddling at age six. As a high school student, recorded two albums. Attended Boston’s Berklee School of Music. Won the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champio

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Anger, Darol

Anger, Darol

DAROL ANGER From Oakland, California. Lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. An award-winning, genre-crossing violinist, fiddler and composer. Plays what he calls “Chambergrass.” 1982-1985, won “Best Jazz Violinist” four years in a row from Frets

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Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS From Kalamazoo, Michigan (original home of Gibson Instruments). Formed in 2004 by Paul Hoffman (mandolin), Michael Arden Bont (banjo), Michael Devol (bass) and Dave Bruzza (guitar). Anders Beck (Dobro™) joined in 2007. 20

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Morrison, Harold

Morrison, Harold

HAROLD MORRISON From High Lonesome, Missouri, near Springfield. One of a long line of country performers to combine banjo virtuosity and country humor. He was also a versatile session musician who played banjo, guitar, pedal steel and Dobro&#

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Churchmen, The

Churchmen, The

THE CHURCHMEN A gospel bluegrass band from Collinsville, Virginia. Formed June 8, 1989 by original members Freddy Rakes (banjo), Keith Clark (guitar), Jeff Mills (bass) and F.D. Black (mandolin). First performance was at the Lynchburg (VA) Chur

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Sister Sadie

Sister Sadie

SISTER SADIE From Nashville and various locations in the bluegrass heartland. A all-female band that formed in 2012 after an impromptu jam session at the Station Inn in Nashville. Members: Dale Ann Bradley (guitar), Tina Adair (mandolin),

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This web site contains short profiles of the best-known bluegrass artists and bands.

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Programming Suggestions

Need some music for holidays and other special occasions? Look to the right, I where you’ll find the occasion and some song suggestions to meet your programming needs.

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!

RiverBend

RIVERBEND From St. Louis, Missouri. Formed in 2015 by Aaron...

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