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Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys

This is a listing of performers who have been a member of the Blue Grass Boys. To qualify for this list, someone would have to have been on Bill Monroe’s payroll and played at least one performance as a Blue Grass Boy. If you find errors or omissions, please send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The information for this listing is from “America’s Music Bluegrass” by Barry Willis and Bill Monroe’s Museum & Bluegrass Hall of Fame with contributions from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Troy Pennie and others.

Eddie Adcock Banjo 1958
Jim Andrews Tenor Banjo 1945
Dave “Stringbean” Akeman Fiddle, Comedy 1942-1945
Steve Arkin Banjo 6-8/1964
Bobby Atkins Banjo 1960
Roger Aycock Bass 1984
Billy Baker Fiddle 1964
Kenny Baker Fiddle ′50s, early ′60s, 1969-1984
Larry Beasley Banjo 1-6/1977
Byron Berline Fiddle 1967
Bob Black Banjo 1974-1976
James Bowers Banjo 10/1951, Fiddle early ′50s
Robert Bowlin
(Last Fiddle Player)
Fiddle 1993-1996
Bill Box Guitar 1973-1974
Andy “Bijou” Boyette Comedy 1945
Thurman “Curly” Bradshaw Guitar, Harmonica 1945
Carlos Brock Guitar ′50s
Frank Buchanan Guitar 1960-1963
Jimmy Campbell Fiddle, Bass 1990s
Rick Campbell Fiddle, Bass 1993, 1994
Paul “Sharon” Charon
(real last name Clothier)
Guitar, Bass mid – late ′60s
Gene Christian Fiddle, Bass 1949-1950
Porter Church Banjo
Manuel (Old Joe) Clark Banjo 8/1951
Vassar Clements Bass, Fiddle 1959, 1961, 1967
Charlie Cline Fiddle, Banjo 1954
Jack Cooke Bass, Guitar 1959
Noah Crase Banjo 1954, 1956
Dana Cupp
(Last Banjo Player)
Banjo 1991-1996
Cleo Davis
(First Guitar Player)
Guitar 1938-1940
Hubert Davis Banjo 1955-1956(?)
Randy Davis Bass 1974
David Deese Banjo 1962
Bobby Diamond Banjo 1960s
Dwight Dillman Banjo 1974
Joe Drumright Banjo 1958, 1960, 1964
Bill Duncan Guitar 1957
Glen Duncan Fiddle 1985-1987
Smilin’ Jim Eanes Guitar 1948
Tony Ellis Banjo 2/1960
Tom Ewing Guitar 1986-1996
Mike Feagan Fiddle 1987–1988
Lester Flatt Guitar 1945-1948
Howard “Howdy” Forrester Fiddle 1942-1943, 12/1945-3/1946
Joe Forrester Bass 12/1945- 3/1946
Sally Ann Forrester Accordian 1943-1946
Billy Joe Foster Fiddle 1987
Robert “Bob” Fowler Guitar 1973
Randall Franks Fiddle, Bass 1984-1985
Lamar Grier Banjo  
Jay Hugh Hall Guitar 1942-?
John C. Hartford Banjo 1957
R.C. Harris Banjo 1/71-4/71, 6/81-8/81
Mark Hembree Bass 1979-1985
Bobby Hicks Fiddle, Banjo, Bass 1954-1960
Jack Hicks Banjo 4/1971-9/1973
Bill Holden Banjo, Guitar 9/1976-1/1977, 6-7/1977
Lonnie Hoppers Banjo, Guitar 10/1962-1963
Raymond Huffmaster Bass 1979
Doug Hutchens Bass, Banjo 1971
Robert (Bob) E. Jamieson
(Original Member)
  ? 1938 to Nov 16, 1938
Wayne Jerrolds Bass 1989
Bob Jones Guitar 1976
Dan Jones Guitar 1970-1971
Vic Jordan Banjo 8/1967-1/1969
Bill Keith Banjo 2/1963
Gregg Kennedy Bass 1973-1974
Doug Kershaw Guitar 1957
Paul Kovac Banjo 1981
Mark Kuykendall Bass Early ′90s
Mitchell Land Guitar 2/1966-3/1967
Jake Landers Guitar 1962-1963
Ralph Lewis Guitar 1974-1976
Wayne Lewis Guitar 1976-1986
Don Lineberger Banjo 1965
Tex Logan Fiddle 19650s-1960s
Gene Lowinger
(First Yankee Fiddler)
Fiddle 1964-1965
Ted Lundy Banjo late ′50s ?
Rudy Lyle Banjo 1949, 1951-1953, 1955-1956
Tommy Magness Fiddle 1940-1941
Jim Marotta Banjo 11/1973-9/1974
Benny Martin Fiddle 1948-?
Jimmy Martin Guitar 1949-1951, 1952-1953
Bessie Lee Mauldin Bass 1950s-1960s
Edd Mayfield Guitar 1951-1958
Jimmy Maynard Guitar 1961
Del McCoury Banjo
Curtis McPeake Banjo 1960
Vernon McQueen Guitar 1960
Ralph “Joe” Meadows Fiddle 1957
John Miller Spoons, Bones, Jug, Comedy 1938
Birch Monroe Bass 1945-1948
James Monroe Guitar, Bass 1965-1972
Johnny Montgomery Bass 1986-1987
Clyde Moody Guitar 1940-1941 & 1942-1945
Dale Morris Fiddle 1985
Alan O’Bryant Banjo 1978
Sonny Osborne Banjo 1952
Ben Pedigo Banjo 9-11/1973
Robert Lee (Buddy) Pennington Banjo 1959
Jackie Phelps Banjo, Guitar 1948
Joel Price Bass 1948-?
Pete Pyle Guitar 1941-1942
Don Reno Banjo 1948-1949
Larry Richardson Banjo 1951-1953
Butch Robins Banjo 8/1977-6/1981
Billy Rose Bass 1989
Sandy Rothman Banjo, Guitar 1964
Peter Rowan Guitar 1964-1967
South Salyer Guitar 1951
Earl Scruggs Banjo 1945-1948
Jim Shumate Fiddle 1943-1945
Bobby Smith Guitar 1960
Charlie Smith Fiddle, Guitar 1957-1960
Roger Smith Fiddle, Banjo 1956
Tim Smith Fiddle 1981
Jim Smoak Banjo 1954
Earl Sneed Banjo 12/1970-1/1971
Paul Squires Bass 1984
Carter Stanley Guitar 1951
Guy Stevenson Bass 1973
Travis Stewart Guitar 1971
Don Stover Banjo 1957
Harold Streeter Banjo late ′50s?
Chick Stripling Comedy, Buck Dancing 1956
Joe Stuart Banjo, Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin 1955, 1957, 1959, 1964
Clarence “Tater” Tate Fiddle
1984, 1994
Merle “Red” Taylor Fiddle 1950-1958
Gordon Terry Fiddle 1950s-1960s
Howard Watts
(Cedric Rainwater)
Bass, Comedy 1944-1948, 1951
Bill Egbert Wessbrooks
(Cousin Wilbur)
Bass 1940-1944
L. E. White Fiddle 1953
Roland White Guitar 1967-1969
Benny Williams Fiddle, Guitar 1967
Blake Williams Banjo 7/1981 – 9/1991
Tex Willis Guitar 1945
Jullan “Winnie” Winston Banjo 1964
Chubby Wise Fiddle 1943, 1945-1948
Mac Wiseman Guitar 1948-1949
Art Wooten
(First Fiddle Player)
Fiddle 1938-1940, 1941-1942
Rual Holt Yarbrough Banjo 1969-1970
Bill Yates Bass 1969

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

51st Annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival · 2017

Seldom Scene

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Marty Raybon and Full Circle

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The Del McCoury Band

50th Annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival · 2016