Blaylock, Audie (and Redline)


    • Born in El Paso, Texas; grew up in Lansing, Michigan. Lives in Garrett, Indiana.
    • 1983, first pro gig: playing mandolin with Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys.
    • 1990, worked with the late Red Allen (until his death in 1993).
    • 1993, a short stint with the Lynn Morris Band.
    • 1997, worked with Harley Allen.
    • 1999-2003, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, playing guitar.
    • 2001, recorded solo album “Trains Are the Only Way to Fly.”
    • 2004, formed his own band Redline.
    • 2004, was featured on “Tribute to Jimmy Martin” CD.
    • 2006, teamed up with fiddler Michael Cleveland to form “Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock.”
    • 2007, left Michael Cleveland’s band to re-organize his band Redline.
    • 2009, released Audie Blaylock & Redline album (Rural Rhythm).
    • 2010, released Cryin’ Heart Blues album (Rural Rhythm).
    • 2011, released I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky: A Bill Monroe Celebration album (Rural Rhythm).
    • 2012, released Hard Country album (Rural Rhythm).
    • 2016, released The Road That Winds album (Patuxent).
    • 2019, released Originalist album (615 Hideaway). Redline included Evan Ward (banjo), Reed Jones (bass), and Mason Wright (fiddle.)
    • 2023, died at the age of 61.