Troy, Leroy


  • From Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
  • Real name: Troy Lee Boswell.
  • Performs in the style of his hero, Uncle Dave Macon.
  • A National Old Time Banjo Champion. Began playing at age 12
  • 1982, worked with the Bailes Brothers, playing bass.
  • 1983-84, joined the cast of TV’s “Hee Haw.”
  • Entertained on the General Jackson Showboat for three years (Nashville).
  • 1988, first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1994, released Son of the South album (no label).
  • 1995, named “Best New Artist” by the Traditional Music Association.
  • A collector of country music and Civil War memorabilia.
  • 2002, began recording & performing with The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.
  • He often performs on Marty Stuart’s TV show.
  • 2008, released The Old Grey Mare album (Rounder).
  • 2011, released Poor Leroy’s Almanack album (Spring Fed) with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.
  • 2014, released Barnyard Frolic album (Spring Fed) with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.