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RB100 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  11:38:05


So as to not hijack the thread on Bobby Thompson and Roy Clark -

Who were some of the banjo players - famous or not so famous - to appear as guests on Hee Haw - playing banjo or other instruments?

Anyone remember Chuck Holcomb?

Bill


"I've been to Georgia on a fast train..." Shaver

Bird Dog - Posted - 05/13/2008:  11:40:14


Bela Fleck appeared with Newgrass Revival.

Robin

McIntosh - Posted - 05/13/2008:  11:48:17


Mike Lilly with Harley Allen. Great band with a Monster player

Adam Mcintosh
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Drybranchfiresquad.com
myclassiccountry.com

5 String - Posted - 05/13/2008:  11:49:09


James Bailey (formerly of the Country Gentlemen) appeared playing banjo with U.S. Senator Robert Byrd who played fiddle.

Here is a youtube link to Senator Byrd playing on the Grand Ole' Opry in the early 80's. James Bailey is the banjo player.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTL4lec5H50

Disclaimer: This is in no way an endorsement for the political party to which Senator Byrd is affiliated with.

5 String
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Edited by - 5 String on 05/13/2008 16:38:08

jamie_t123 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  12:19:14


Ronie Stoneman....

Never get between a Woman and her Banjo!





gDGBD - Posted - 05/13/2008:  12:21:04


Earl appeared at least once.

Bruce4501 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  12:26:39


Of course Roni Stoneman, Grandpa Jones and Stringbean.
John Hartford was on there several times. Mike Schneider(spelling). Buck Trent.

Here are some others that PLAY, but not sure if they DID on the show: Tom T. Hall was on there, but I don't think he played.
Hank Williams Jr. (yes he took lessons from Earl himself but did not play on the show to my knowledge)
The Smokey Mountain boys were on there in 1978, so Bashful Brother Oswald would have been there.
Bill Monroe was on there in 1982 and 1984, and 1985 but unsure of who his banjo player was at the time.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (John Mceuen)
Barbar Mandrell (yes banjo player) Ralph Stanley WITH Bill Monroe in 1987. The Osborne Brothers (Sonny) in 1987.
Glenn Campbell (pretty sure he plays) Someone verify this for me.
David Holt
Allison Krauss and Union Station 1991 (Ron Block)
The Dillards ( Doug Dillard ) 1991
I'm sure i have missed one or two, so please feel free to fill in where needed.

Bruce Pierce

Bruce4501 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  12:28:09


As a side note, I say that Lester Flatt appeared, but I saw no mention of Earl!

Bruce


Bruce4501 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  12:32:25


If any one is as bored as I am today, here is the link to the Hee Haw episode guide.

http://www.tv.com/hee-haw/show/1784...pisodes;more


bluemule_77 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  13:01:49


How about Leroy Troy?

beegee - Posted - 05/13/2008:  13:02:19


Jimmy Henley, Wendy Holcomb, Buck Trent(?)

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Edited by - beegee on 05/13/2008 13:03:17

derekanjo - Posted - 05/13/2008:  13:04:58


quote:
Originally posted by Bruce4501

Of course Roni Stoneman, Grandpa Jones and Stringbean.
John Hartford was on there several times. Mike Schneider(spelling). Buck Trent.

Here are some others that PLAY, but not sure if they DID on the show: Tom T. Hall was on there, but I don't think he played.
Hank Williams Jr. (yes he took lessons from Earl himself but did not play on the show to my knowledge)
The Smokey Mountain boys were on there in 1978, so Bashful Brother Oswald would have been there.
Bill Monroe was on there in 1982 and 1984, and 1985 but unsure of who his banjo player was at the time.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (John Mceuen)
Barbar Mandrell (yes banjo player) Ralph Stanley WITH Bill Monroe in 1987. The Osborne Brothers (Sonny) in 1987.
Glenn Campbell (pretty sure he plays) Someone verify this for me.
David Holt
Allison Krauss and Union Station 1991 (Ron Block)
The Dillards ( Doug Dillard ) 1991
I'm sure i have missed one or two, so please feel free to fill in where needed.

Bruce Pierce





monroe's banjo player at that time was blake williams.

Derek
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Tomcat - Posted - 05/13/2008:  13:31:30


Larry Watson

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Westvon - Posted - 05/13/2008:  13:44:08


not to mention claw hammer guys like String bean, and Grandpa Jones.

David Russell

www.thebluegrassmusician.com

RB100 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  13:49:54


I began my career in education in Manchester, TN in the early 70s...there was a young man who began to play banjo about that time and he became very good playing in contests and with various groups. This young man was Chuck Holcomb.

In the 1980s, I believe, I was watching Hee Haw one Saturday evening and there was a very hot bluegrass group guesting...I looked twice because who should be playing banjo but Chuck Holcomb.

Anyone want to venture a guess as to who the well known bluegrass group was?

Hint: the history of the group dates back to the 'big bang of country music' in Bristol!

Bill

"I've been to Georgia on a fast train..." Shaver

ambpicker - Posted - 05/13/2008:  13:55:28


I think Larry McNeely was on there a time or two.

Ebanjo - Posted - 05/13/2008:  16:16:26


Vic Jordan appeared with Lester Flatt in the fall of 1973. I think Lester was between banjo players at the time.
Eric Ellis

fatdaddyo6 - Posted - 05/13/2008:  16:40:34


I played with dillards on hee haw , guitar slot with doug on 5 and another appearance that I played banjo, either before the reunion tour or after i do not remember. Buddy Blackmon was in the house band for several seasons also Steve Cooley

Clark - Posted - 05/29/2008:  21:28:07


John Hartford

Mitch Manns
Manns Guitar Academy
http://www.mannsguitaracademy.com/

CurtissWhite - Posted - 05/30/2008:  03:25:24


quote:
Originally posted by RB100

I began my career in education in Manchester, TN in the early 70s...there was a young man who began to play banjo about that time and he became very good playing in contests and with various groups. This young man was Chuck Holcomb.

In the 1980s, I believe, I was watching Hee Haw one Saturday evening and there was a very hot bluegrass group guesting...I looked twice because who should be playing banjo but Chuck Holcomb.

Anyone want to venture a guess as to who the well known bluegrass group was?

Hint: the history of the group dates back to the 'big bang of country music' in Bristol!

Bill

"I've been to Georgia on a fast train..." Shaver




Manchester, Tennessee. I bought a car there once at Al White Motor's from an ex-MP named Benny. The service guy through in a free cassette tape


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Frailin''s 999th friend!



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