Wasson, Ricky


  • From Clay City, Kentucky.
  • Began playing bluegrass when he was four years old. He says that he never knew there was any other kind of music until he was 10.
  • 1984, formed a band called Southern Blend.
  • Owns a music store in Clay City.
  • Filled in as guitar player in Alison Krauss’ band for a short time.
  • 1996, released first CD “Songs from the Old Country Church.”
  • 1998, joined J.D. Crowe and the New South, singing lead.
  • 2008, released solo project From The Heart & Soul (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2012, formed a new band called American Drive with Dwight McCall and other former members of The New South (after J.D. Crowe retired).
  • 2016, released solo project “Croweology” (Truegrass Entertainment) and formed the Ricky Wasson Band.