Bluegrass Album Band

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Bluegrass Album Band
GenresBluegrass, folk
Years active1980–1996
Past membersTony Rice – guitar, vocals
J. D. Crowe – banjo, vocals
Doyle Lawson – mandolin, vocals
Bobby Hicks – fiddle
Jerry Douglas – Dobro, vocals
Vassar Clements – fiddle
Todd Philips – bass
Mark Schatz – bass

Bluegrass Album Band was a bluegrass supergroup, founded by Tony Rice and J. D. Crowe in 1980.[1] Originally, there was no intention to build a permanent group and the main reason for the collaboration was to record a solo album for Tony Rice. They found that this cooperation could work and the result was an album called The Bluegrass Album, released in 1981, with 5 more volumes of music to follow.[2] On September 5, 2012, they announced a reunion show that was held at Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC on February 16, 2013. This event reunited the Bluegrass Album Band with their former manager and promoter, Milton Harkey.[3]



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Biography of The Bluegrass Album Band at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  2. ^ "Bluegrass album band recordings".[dead link]
  3. ^ Harkey, Milton. "Producer".

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