'Pickin' Features Influential Members of Bluegrass
- Written by Barry Graham
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 15 March 2023
This week's Pickin' , remembers three of the most influential members of The Bluegrass genre who sadly passed in 2021- Bill Emerson, Sonny Osborne, and JD Crowe. All three were inducted into the IBMA Hall of fame. Emerson was a founding Country Gentlemen member and performed with Buzz Busby, Cliff Waldron, Jimmy Martin, and the US Navy Band. Sonny Osborne was a part of the famed Osborne Brothers duo with his brother Bobby. He also recorded with The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and was a Bluegrass Boy with Bill Monroe’s Band. They were the first Bluegrass Band to play at the White House. JD Crowe was a cultural phenomenon. He was a member of the Jimmy Martins Band before forming his own band which he led until his passing. His 1975 release with the New South is still hailed as one of the greatest releases of all time. A tribute to three greats on the Banjo on Pickin.
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