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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Tiller’s Folly

Tiller's Folly

TILLER’S FOLLY From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A folk/celtic/bluegrass trio featuring Bruce Coughlan (guitar), Laurence Knight (bass) and Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar). Formed in 1996 by songwriter Bruce Coughlan.

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Stuart, Marty

Stuart, Marty

MARTY STUART From Philadelphia, Mississippi. Full name: John Martin Stuart. He was nicknamed Marty after country music legend Marty Robbins. Began in career in music working with fellow Mississippian Carl Jackson in the bluegrass gospel group

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Keen, Robert Earl

Keen, Robert Earl

ROBERT EARL KEEN From Houston, Texas. He is one of the founding fathers of the Americana music movement. He is best known as a singer-songwriter who performs a mix of folk, country, bluegrass and rock. His songs have been recorded by George S

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McPeake, Curtis

McPeake, Curtis

CURTISS MCPEAKE From Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He was born in Scotts Hill, Tennessee. Best known as an early banjo virtuoso who played with Bill Monroe, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass and other bands. He also ap

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Cornerstone

Cornerstone

CORNERSTONE From Ithaca, (upstate) New York. Formed in 1990. 1991, won the Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival band contest. Banjo player Chris Stuart has written several songs recorded by Claire Lynch, Suzanne Thomas, Junior Sisk, Sally Jones, L

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Waller, Charlie

Waller, Charlie

CHARLIE WALLER (SEE THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN)

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Fox Family, The

Fox Family, The

THE FOX FAMILY (3 FOX DRIVE, THE KIM FOX BAND) From Old Forge, New York (the Adirondack Mountains). Now live in Nashville. A brother and two sisters (Joel, Kim and Barb Fox). 1989, won the Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival band contest. Since 1

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Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS From Nashville, Tennessee. A bluegrass/jazz supergroup that included Sam Bush (mandolin), Bela Fleck (banjo), Mark O’Connor (fiddle/guitar), Edgar Meyer (bass) and Jerry Douglas (dobro™). They were all living in the same N

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Stanley Brothers, The

Stanley Brothers, The

THE STANLEY BROTHERS From McClure, Virginia. Carter and Ralph Stanley were among the most influential of the first-generation bluegrass bands. First began recording “hillbilly music” in the 1940’s. Late 40’s, signed with Columbia and develo

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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!