Stringbean

Stringbean

STRINGBEAN (SEE DAVID AKEMAN)

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Greencards, The

Greencards, The

THE GREENCARDS From Australia and Great Britain. Living in Austin, Texas. A trio that specializes in “high-energy acoustic music deeply rooted in bluegrass.” Features vocals by Carol Young, who had two #1 singles in Australia in 2000 (“True B

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Munford, Mike

Munford, Mike

MIKE MUNFORD From Baltimore (lives in Glen Rock, Maryland). He was born in St. Louis, MO. A banjo player since age 15, he has worked with Peter Rowan, the Tony Rice Unit, The Rice Brothers, the Lynn Morris Band, Mark Newton and many others. 2

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Five for the Gospel

Five for the Gospel

FIVE FOR THE GOSPEL From Louisa, Kentucky. Formed in 1991 by Rick May (guitar), Pat Holbrook (bass) and Johnny Branham (banjo). 1995, signed with Hay Holler Records and released seven albums for that label. May was formerly a guard at the s

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Monroeville

Monroeville

MONROEVILLE From Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Formed in 2010. Most of this band had been the nucleus of Barry Scott’s band “Second Wind.” Original band: Matt (AKA “Scooter”) Munsey (mandolin), Daniel Salyer (bass), Travis Houck (resonator guitar

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Clowes, Gina

GINA CLOWES (SEE GINA FURTADO)

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Menzone, Dan

Menzone, Dan

DAN MENZONE From Dudley, Massachusetts. A banjo player who spent 19 years with Traver Hollow (1983-2002). He refers to his banjo style as “crackling banjo.” He has since worked with the Connecticut band Truegrass, Gail Wade & Turnin

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Pedersen, Herb

Pedersen, Herb

HERB PEDERSEN From Berkeley, California. Moved to Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) in the 1960’s. Began career in Bay Area playing in a band called The Pine Valley Boys with David Nelson (who later played with the New Riders of the Purple Sa

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Story, Carl

Story, Carl

CARL STORY From Lenoir, North Carolina. Formed the first version of his band “The Ramblin’ Mountaineers” in 1934. Rose to prominence on radio station WHKY in Hickory, North Carolina. Was a disk jockey in Greer, South Carolina. 1942, worke

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Hackensaw Boys, The

Hackensaw Boys, The

THE HACKENSAW BOYS From Charlottesville, Virginia. Formed in 1999, playing at the Blue Moon Diner in Charlottesville. A young jamgrass band that performs all-original bluegrass/country/folk music with a cast of players that sometime runs a

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This web site contains short profiles of the best-known bluegrass artists and bands.

  1. Use the Search Band or Artist function located at the top of the sidebar on the right to find an artist by name.
  2. Or, utilize the Artist List drop-down below the search function in the right sidebar to search by the first letter of their last name if an individual – or – the first letter of a band name.

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Programming Suggestions

Need some music for holidays and other special occasions? Look to the right, I where you’ll find the occasion and some song suggestions to meet your programming needs.

Some Background

A great big howdy to ya, I’m Wayne Rice, a bluegrass radio programmer from San Diego, California. I began compiling this material in 1988 for DJ’s like myself who want to at least sound knowledgeable about bluegrass music on the air. Originally I published Bluegrass Bios® in a three-ring binder and sold it to DJs around the country … but now it’s here on the web and it’s free! Use it for your show prep, or just enjoy learning more about the amazing artists who play and sing bluegrass music. If you find errors or wish to make a suggestion, please contact me. Thanks!

Tugalo Holler

TUGALO HOLLER From Westminster, South Carolina. Tugalo is pronounced “Two-ga-lou.”...

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Lee, Nate

NATE LEE From Nashville (originally from Texas). A multi-instrumentalist, he...

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