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The Johnson Mountain Boys

The Johnson Mountain Boys
Formed: 1978 in Washington DC
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Disbanded: 1988
Genre: Country
Group Members: Tom Adams, Dudley Connell, David McLaughlin, Eddie Stubbs, Richard Underwood, Larry Robbins
Biography: During the 1980s, the Johnson Mountain Boys were contemporary masters of traditional bluegrass music who remained faithful to the old styles while keeping the songs fresh and original. The band was founded in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., by vocalist/banjoist/guitarist Dudley Connell, banjoist Richie ...Read full biography
Working Close
Released: 1983
Label: Rounder Records
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Dudley Connell's chilling, high-lonesome lead vocals were only one of the delights of this militantly traditional, young bluegrass band. Any of their albums are among the best bluegrass of recent decades. ...Read full review
The Johnson Mountain Boys  [1984]
Released: 1981
Label: Rounder
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More The Johnson Mountain Boys albums: Main Albums (9), Compilations (1)
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