Ewing, Tom


  • From Columbus, Ohio. Lives in Gallatin, Tennessee.
  • Was the final lead singer and guitarist with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys (from 1986-1988 and also 1989-1996). He appeared on Monroe’s last three albums including Southern Flavor which won a Grammy.
  • Attended Ohio State University; earned degrees in journalism and education.
  • Former member of Earl Taylor’s Stoney Mountain Boys (Cincinnati).
  • 1978-1986, hosted the “Bluegrass Ramble” radio show in Columbus, Ohio (which is still on the air as of 2018, although with different hosts).
  • Has recorded three solo projects (1988, 1989, 1993).
  • 1994, began writing a column for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (“Thirty Years Ago This Month”).
  • 1994, married Gwen McReynolds, daughter of Jesse McReynolds (Jim and Jesse).
  • 1996, after Bill Monroe’s death, joined David Davis and the Warrior River Boys. Also played bass for Jim and Jesse.
  • 2000, compiled and edited “The Bill Monroe Reader,” published by the University of Illinois Press.
  • 2003, formed a band called “Monroe’s Boys.” Also a band called “Blue Grass Boys Reunion” with other former members of Monroe’s band (Bob Black and Mark Hembree).