Bass Mountain Boys


  • From Burlington, North Carolina.
  • Formed in 1974.
  • Band members: Mike Wilson (guitar), Mike Aldridge (mandolin), Mike Street (bass), Johnny Ridge (fiddle, guitar) and Steve Dilling (banjo, guitar). Jim Mills also played banjo with this group.
  • 1980, released “Bass Mountain Style” album (Outlet).
  • 1982, released “Wood and Stone” album (Outlet).
  • 1983, released “I’ll Sing for My Lord” album (Outlet).
  • 1985, released “Rollin'” album (Atteiram).
  • 1987, released “All Together Now” album (Atteiram).
  • 1989, released 18 Wheels album (CMH).
  • 1990, released A Beautiful Life album (CMH).
  • 1991, released “Fiddlin’ with Tradition” album (no label).
  • 1992, released Carolina Calling Me album (Pinecastle).
  • 1994, released Love of a Woman album (Pinecastle).
  • 1995, released My God Made It All album (Pinecastle).
  • They released several albums including “Carolina Calling Me,” “Love of a Woman,” “My God Made It All” and “A Beautiful Life.
  • For many years they hosted two bluegrass festivals each year on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend at Bass Mountain Music Park in Burlington (owned by former bass player, John Maness).
  • Disbanded in 1996.
  • 2008, they did a reunion performance