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Dec 7, 2021 - 7:23:44 AM
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4074 posts since 5/29/2011

Bobby Osborne turns 90 years old today. While he is not a banjo player he is indeed a giant in the bluegrass field and the banjo has always been a prominent part of his sound. Many happy times in my life have been spent listening to the Osborne Brothers. The loss of Sonny in October was a great shock to many of us but, thankfully, Bobby is still around and still performing. Happy 90th birthday, Bobby.

Dec 7, 2021 - 7:45:03 AM
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14429 posts since 10/30/2008

Bobby in fact DID play banjo on some of the Brothers' recordings! He's also a good fiddler.

Happy Birthday to the ol' Marine, and many more.

Dec 7, 2021 - 7:52:12 AM

1827 posts since 7/4/2009

I never saw the Osborne Brothers perform, but I've seen Bobby in concert with the Rocky Top X-Press twice. I'm glad he's still at it. Happy birthday!

Dick, which recordings did Bobby play banjo on?

Dec 7, 2021 - 9:12:52 AM

4074 posts since 5/29/2011

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Originally posted by The Old Timer

Bobby in fact DID play banjo on some of the Brothers' recordings! He's also a good fiddler.

Happy Birthday to the ol' Marine, and many more.


Thanks for that info, Dick. I knew Bobby plays the fiddle but did not know he plays banjo, too.

BTW I notice there is no mention of Bobby on the Mandolin Hangout.

Edited by - Culloden on 12/07/2021 09:15:31

Dec 7, 2021 - 9:19:17 AM

chuckv97

Canada

61530 posts since 10/5/2013

Happy Birthday, Bobby. Sonny said Bobby showed him the backward roll when he was learning.

Dec 7, 2021 - 9:48:56 AM

21 posts since 5/14/2003

If I am not mistaken, I believe that Bobby played twin banjo's with Sonny on one of the early recordings of Ruby

Dec 7, 2021 - 1:33:40 PM

1878 posts since 4/10/2005

Bobby is a wonderful composer of haunting modal-minor bluegrass tunes. I love his YouTube channel where he demos and teaches his music!  Many thanks, much joy and many more birthdays, Bobby!

Edited by - ceemonster on 12/07/2021 13:35:29

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