Connell, Dudley


  • From the Washington, D.C. area.
  • 1975, founded the Johnson Mountain Boys, playing guitar and singing lead. Led this group until the band’s final breakup in 1994.
  • 1989-1998, worked as manager at the Smithsonian/Folkways record company office in Rockville, MD.
  • 1992, toured with Hazel Dickens.
  • 1993-4, toured with the “Masters of the 5-String Banjo” singing duets with Laurie Lewis.
  • 1994, formed Longview with Don Rigsby, Marshall Wilborn, Joe Mullins, James King and Glen Duncan.
  • 1996, joined the Seldom Scene, playing guitar and singing lead.
  • 2000, recorded first of two albums with Don Rigsby.
  • 2000, won the IBMA award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
  • 2006, formed a band called Seneca Rocks (with Tom Adams, David McLaughlin, Sally Love & Marshall Wilborn.)