EBBY JEWELL AND THE BLUEGRASS KINSMEN
- From Rosedale, Virginia.
- Formed in 1971 by brothers Shelby and Ebby Jewell and distant cousins Ervin Mullins, James Cole and Claude Mitchell. Since they were related, they called themselves the Bluegrass Kinsmen.
- Wayne Taylor (Blue Highway), Billy Baker, Darrell Webb, and Robert Hale are former members of this band.
- 2011, Shelby retired from the band due to health problems. Ebby and his wife Jewell took over leadership of the band.
- Ebby has also worked with Fisher and Company and filled in on banjo and mandolin with IIIrd Tyme Out, The Country Gentlemen and James King. He also teaches bluegrass music at the Southwest Virginia Community College.
- 2008, Ebby received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tazewell County (Virginia) Fiddlers’ Convention.
- 2014, released their fifth album “Renewal.”