Banjoiste Country US n en 1975 Galax (Virginie).

A fine bluegrass banjo player, Stevie Barr was born in 1975 in Galax, VA, in the very heart of old-time string band country. The son of Rebecca and Thomas Barr, he grew up in a family dedicated to making music, and was playing banjo by the age of four. Thomas, a fiddle maker, owned and operated Tom Barr's Fiddle Shop in Galax, a gathering spot for bluegrass and old-time musicians the world over, and Stevie literally grew up in the shop, taking it all in and becoming a fine player in his own right. He made his first recording, a cassette of bluegrass banjo classics, in 1986. He formed the bluegrass group No Speed Limit with Jacob Eller on bass and vocalist Amber Collins (who was only 16 when the band first came together), who were eventually joined by Josh Pickett on guitar and Ryan Blevins on mandolin. The group released a CD, Bluegrass Lullaby, in 2005, followed by a second, Sweet Virginia, a year later in 2006. Barr has also released two solo albums, Then and Now Bluegrass Banjo and Along the Crooked Road, which appeared on Arhoolie Records in 2007.

Talents : Banjo

Style musical : Bluegrass, Traditional Country, Old-Time, Folk

Years in activity :

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02/2007 CD EPECHO ? (US) THEN AND NOW BLUEGRASS BANJO - Lonesome Road Blues / Blackberry Blossom / Waiting For The Sun Rise / Turkey In The Straw / When You And I Were Young Maggie / Santa Clause / Reuben / Shuckin' The Corn / Bells Of Saint Mary / Dixie Hoedown / Sally Goodin / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Whoa Mule Whoa / Sally Ann
07/2007 CD ARHOOLIE 531 (US) ALONG THE CROOKED ROAD - Stevie BARR with FRIENDS - Lonesome Road Blues / Fortune / He Was Born In Bethlehem / Sally Ann / Bye Bye Blues / It's Sinful To Flirt / Old Jimmy Sutton / Viagra Blues / No Place Like Father's House / Uncle Joe / Mary In The Wild Moore / At Calvary / Durang's Hornpipe / Barbara Allen / Sweet Sunny South / Train #1262 / Dust On The Bible / Shane's Reel / I Wonder If I Done My Best For Jesus / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Leaving Grayson

Rocky Productions 6/08/2007