Young, Dempsey

DEMPSEY YOUNG

  • From Richmond, Virginia. Lives in Rocky Mount, Virginia.
  • Early 70’s, had a group called “The New Grass Express.”
  • 1972, formed (with Alan Mills) the Lost and Found and remained with that group until his death 34 years later.
  • He is considered one of the most influential mandolin players in bluegrass. Ronnie McCoury credits Dempsey with inspiring him to play.
  • Died, December 2006 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.