Banjoïste, chanteur, leader et radiodiffuseur US, né le 27 Octobre 1965 à Xenia (Ohio).

Banjo player, singer, and radio broadcaster Joe Mullins was immersed in bluegrass and country music from a young age. Born and raised in southwestern Ohio, Mullins' father was respected broadcaster and fiddler Paul "Moon" Mullins, whose daytime bluegrass show on Classic Country Radio spanned four-plus decades. By the early '80s, a teenage Mullins had begun his own career as a founding member of the Traditional Grass, a band known for their adherence to the genre's early pioneers. After cutting their teeth with several self-released cassettes, the band signed to Rebel Records, for whom they recorded four highly respected albums between 1992-1995. Burned out from the band's hectic touring and recording pace, Mullins had an opportunity in 1995 to purchase a struggling AM radio station called WBZI in Xenia, Ohio. Having worked for his father's station as a teenager, Mullins was familiar with the ins and outs of the radio business and by 2004, he had acquired two more regional sister stations dedicated to bluegrass and country music. Throughout the late '90s he alternately spent his time building his burgeoning radio business and recording and performing with another traditionally minded bluegrass group, Longview. As a member of Longview, Mullins had a number of bluegrass hits and in 1998 earned the Song of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). In 2001, he earned another IMBA award, this time for his instrumental work on Rebel Records' Knee Deep in Bluegrass collection. He continued to record and perform throughout the 2000s, playing both bluegrass and gospel music in addition to maintaining his broadcasting work. In 2010, he formed a new group, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and began releasing music again on the Rebel Records label. In their first year alone, the Ramblers released both a traditional bluegrass record called Rambler's Call and a gospel collection called Hymns from the Hills. They're Playing My Song followed in 2012, after which Mullins recorded Hall of Fame Bluegrass, a duo record with guitarist and singer Junior Sisk. The Radio Ramblers returned in 2014, bringing their strong blend of classic bluegrass and gospel on Another Day from Life. Sacred Memories followed in 2016 and featured contributions from Ricky SkaggsRhonda Vincent, and the Isaacs.

Talents : Banjo, Vocals, Band Leader, Broadcaster

Style musical : Bluegrass, Country Gospel, Gospel

Years in activity :

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10/1995 CD Rebel REB-CD-1724 (US)

Just A Five String And A Fiddle - Gerald Evans & Joe MULLINS - Cincinnati Rag / New Five Cents / On The Way Home / Old Joe / Mississippi Sawyer / Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star /  Smoky Mountain Rag / Lost Indian / Done Gone / Chinese Breakdown / Dance Around Molly / Cricket On The Hearth / Katy Hill / Lee Highway Blues

2007 CD JOE MULLINS 3272 (US)

Tuned In - Joe MULLINS & The RADIO RAMBLERS - Radio Intro / Each Minute Seems A Million Years / Poet With Wings / Bending The Strings / I Owe It All To Thee / My Blue-Eyed Darling / East Tennessee Blues / When I've Traveled My Last Mile / Brand New Man / Baby Girl / Deeper Than The Stain

03/2010 CD Rebel REB-CD-1833 (US)

Rambler's Call - Joe MULLINS & The RADIO RAMBLERS - Another Day, Another Dollar / The Old Rockin' Chair / Boston Jail / Farmer's Blues / No Longer An Orphan / Rambler's Call / Heaven's Green Fields / Smoke Along The Track / Old Blue Tomorrow / Charlotte Breakdown / Mountain Girl / Don't You Want To Go Home

02/2011 CD Rebel REB-CD-1839 (US)

Hymns From The Hills - Joe MULLINS & The RADIO RAMBLERS - He Loves Me / Fallen Leaves / Come On / Rock Of Ages Keep My Soul / We Missed You / Hold On To The Old Gospel Way / Jesus Loves Me / Fair Weather / O The Love Of My Redeemer / I'll Never Go Back / That Little Old Country Church House / Be Jesus To Someone Today / Worth It All / Sweet Hour Of Prayer

10/2012 CD Rebel REB-CD-1849 (US)

They're Playing My Song - A Blue Million Tears / Bottom Of A Mountain / Steel Guitar Rag / Lily / Some Kind Of War / When The Snow Falls On My Foggy Mountain Home / Moses, Set My People Free / She Left Me Standing On The Mountain / Granddad (The Preacher) / Cruisin' Timber / Osborne Brothers Medley / Our Old Kentucky Home / Listen, They're Playing My Song / Katy Daly (live)

10/2013 CD Rebel REB-CD-1854 (US)

Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! - Junior Sisk & Joe MULLINS - Wild Mountain Honey / The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / I'll Be There, Mary Dear / Brand New Shoes / I'll Drink No More Wine / I'll Never Make You Blue / I'm So Happy / No Blind Ones There / Greenville Trestle High / Don't Let My Love Get In The Way / Single Girl, Married Girl / No Doubt About It / They Can't Love Jesus More Than Me

09/2014 CD Rebel REB-CD-1859 (US)

Another Day From Life - Joe MULLINS & The RADIO RAMBLERS - Now The Summer's Gone / Every Road Leads Back To You / The Last Parade / Hymns From The Hills / Another Day From Life / May You Never Be Alone; / Miss Molly / Johnson Island Prison / Blue Collar Blues / Eat, Drink And Be Merry / Through A Coal Miner's Eyes / The Dearest Friend I Ever Had / Goin' Back To My Kentucky Country Home / Because He Lives

04/2016 CD Rebel REB-CD-1863 (US)

Sacred Memories - Joe MULLINS & The RADIO RAMBLERS - When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / All Dressed Up / We Can Sing / Oh Lord / Sacred Memories (with Ricky Skaggs) / He's Gettin' It Done / I Hope We Walk The Last Mile Together / Same Old Dipper / I Know What I Know / First Word In Heaven Is He / Armor Of My God / Will The Circle Be Unbroken

08/2017 CD Rebel REB-CD-1869 (US)

The Story We Tell - Joe MULLINS & The RADIO RAMBLERS - Long Gone Out West Blues / The Last Old Shovel / Songs That Will Get 'em / I Could Have Gone Right / If I'd Have Wrote That Song / Neighbors / I Heard That Train / In The Short Rows Now / I'm Nowhere Bound / Would You Care / The Fiddle Man's Delight / When God's In It

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