New South

J.D. Crowe and the New South

J.D. Crowe and the New South

Born in 1937 in Lexington, Kentucky, the birthplace state of bluegrass music, J.D. Crowe had his eyes set on a musical career early on. His virtuosity for playing the banjo won him a spot in the Sunny Mountain Boys with Jimmy Martin and he stayed with the band for four years. He recorded a total number of 33 songs with Decca Records while he was a member of Martin’s group.

Crowe created his own band, the Kentucky Mountain Boys, in the late 1960’s. Most of his band’s performances took place in his hometown. In the following decade, Crowe renamed his band as the New South and became a strong presence in the bluegrass scene. READ MORE »

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