Jordan, Vic


  • From Washington, D.C.
  • 1962, played banjo with a group called the Delta Ramblers in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • 1964, moved to Nashville and worked with Jimmy Martin as well as Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper.
  • 1967, joined Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys.
  • 1969, joined Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass. He was the first banjo player to work full time with Flatt after Earl Scruggs.
  • 1971, joined Jim and Jesse.
  • As a Nashville session musician, he worked with Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., the Oak Ridge Boys, Jerry Reed, Loretta Lynn and many others. He played banjo on movie soundtracks for “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Smoky and the Bandit.”
  • 1973, released “Pickaway” album (Atteiram). His composition “Pickaway” was popularized by Mike Auldridge as a Dobro™ instrumental. It was named after a small town in West Virginia. Vic was driving Lester Flatt’s bus one night and Roland White spotted the “Pickaway, West Virginia” sign at three in the morning and suggested it to Vic as the name of his new banjo tune.
  • 1978, released “Banjo Nashville” album (Sugar Hill)
  • 1981, released “Greatest Christmas Songs of our Land” album (Power Pak).
  • 1990-91, had his own band, Old Hickory.
  • 1992, worked in the “Hee Haw” TV show band.
  • 1995, worked with Wayne Newton in Las Vegas and Branson, Missouri.
  • 1996, returned to Nashville to do session work.
  • 2013, was presented with the IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
  • 2016, died at the age of 77.