Lundy, Ted


  • From Wilmington, Delaware, near the Pennsylvania border; originally from Galax, Virginia.
  • A renowned banjo player and band leader of the 1960’s and 70’s.
  • Appeared frequently with Alex and Ola Belle and the New River Boys on WWVA radio, Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • Won many first-place awards at the Galax Fiddler’s Conventions of the 1960’s.
  • Teamed up with guitarist Bob Paisley in the 1970’s, forming Ted Lundy, Bob Paisley, and the Southern Mountain Boys.
  • Was a mentor to James King, whose father played in Lundy’s band in 1968.
  • 1980, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge.
  • Lundy’s sons Bob and T.J. play with Dan Paisley (son of Bob Paisley) and the Southern Grass.
  • 2012, a retrospective album was released Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys (no label).