Arneson, Keith


  • From Waldorf, Maryland.
  • 1977, learned guitar and banjo as a teenager and formed his first band called Classic Grass.
  • 1981, joined Mountain Laurel.
  • 1986, joined The Dixie Ramblers, recording two albums with that group.
  • 1993, replaced Bill Emerson in the U.S. Navy Band Country Current, playing banjo and guitar.
  • 2001, recorded “Keith Arneson and Wayne Taylor” album (with his former bandmate Wayne Taylor).
  • 2007, replaced Taylor as unit leader of the Navy Band. His rank is Senior Chief Musician.
  • 2017, retired from the Navy Band. He continues to perform with Wayne Taylor and other Washington DC area musicians.