Eldridge, Terry


  • From Terre Haute, Indiana. Lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Began playing bluegrass in high school. After graduation he worked with Lonzo and Oscar.
  • Nickname: “Bo-Bo Batelbe”
  • 1988-2000, guitarist and vocalist with The Osborne Brothers. He also worked with Mike Scott’s All-American Band, Wilma Lee Cooper’s Clinch Mountain Clan, Lonzo and Oscar, the Sidemen and other bands.
  • 2000, joined Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time. Also performs with the Sidemen and Drive Time.
  • 2001, he was in a serious auto accident. The force of the collision broke Terry’s ribs, shattered his left leg, ruptured his spleen, punctured his lung and cracked vertebrae in his neck. His recovery took seven months.
  • 2002, toured with Dolly Parton.
  • 2004, left Larry Cordle’s band and formed The Grascals with Jimmy Mattingly, David Talbot and Jamie Johnson.
  • He does voice imaging work for Sirius/XM radio’s “Bluegrass Junction.”
  • 2019, left the Grascals, retiring from music.
  • 2022, joined the Farm Hands, playing bass.