Byron House

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Byron House
BornBowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.
GenresBluegrass, blues rock, folk, country
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsSam Bush, Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas, Jorma Kaukonen, Nickel Creek, Dolly Parton, Band of Joy, Robert Plant

Byron House is an American bass player. He was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. At the age of 11 he played banjo with Sam Bush. Seven years later, after hearing Jaco Pastorius on Joni Mitchell's album Hejira, he began playing bass guitar. In the mid-1980s he moved to Nashville and was soon collaborating with Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Buddy Miller,[1] Jorma Kaukonen, and Nickel Creek.[2] In 1999 House toured with Sam Bush.

From 2010 to 2011 he was a member of the Band of Joy,[3] led by Robert Plant. With the group in 2010 they recorded the album Band of Joy. This album placed 8th on Rolling Stone 's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "Uniting Foundation and Illustration: Bass Guitar, About Byron House". FPR Guitar Camp. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Byron House With Robert Plant's Band of Joy". Bass Player. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Achilles Last Stand". Led Zeppelin. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "30 Best Albums of 2010". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 16, 2014.

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