Boys from Indiana, The


  • From Sunman, Indiana.
  • Formed in 1973 by three brothers—Aubrey, Tom and Jerry Holt and their uncle Harley Gabbard. Tom and Jerry retired from the band in 1994. Paul “Moon” Mullins was also an original member of this band (playing fiddle). Noah Crase played banjo.
  • They were called “the top show band in bluegrass” because of their entertaining style and wide assortment of original songs chronicling the history of bluegrass and country music.
  • They were frequent guests on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • They recorded 20 albums for Rebel, King Bluegrass and other labels during their career.
  • 1988, performed at the White House for President Ronald Reagan.
  • 1989, proclaimed official Ambassadors of Bluegrass by Governor of Indiana.
  • 1998, Tony Holt, Jeff Holt and Harlan Gabbard, the sons of Aubrey Holt, Jerry Holt and Harley Gabbard, formed a band called The Wildwood Valley Boys.
  • 2003, Harley Gabbard died, December 29.
  • 2017, Aubrey Holt died, October 5.


  • Good Time Blues (Rebel Records, 2006) This is a compilation of some of their classic recordings.