Sally Mountain Show, The


  • From Kirksville, Missouri.
  • Stage name used by the Vincent family bluegrass band: Johnny Vincent (banjo), Carolyn (bass); sons Darrin and Brian (guitar and mandolin respectively), and daughter Rhonda (lead vocals, mandolin and fiddle).
  • 1967, began performing on their own TV show called “The Sally Mountain Show” which eventually became the band’s name. They were called The Sally Mountain Singers on their first album.
  • The name “Sally Mountain” comes from a mountain near Worthington, Missouri which the local people called Sally’s Mountain, named after Sally Mosely, an old time fiddler who lived on the mountain and claimed to have written the fiddle tune “Sally Goodin'”.
  • They performed at many prestigious venues including the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and the Lincoln Center in New York City.
  • Recorded four albums on their own label (Stardust) in the 1980’s.
  • 2003, reunited to record “A Family Tradition” album. Rhonda and Darrin performed on the album as did Jamie Dailey and Stuart Duncan.
  • They host an annual bluegrass festival in Sally Mountain Park near Queen City, Missouri.
  • 2014, Johnny Vincent died after a long illness at the age of 73.