Known primarily in his days around Dayton as a lead and tenor singer and mandolin player with Mike Lilly’s Country Grass, Terry Johnson also plays banjo, guitar, pedal steel, and bass. His high clear tenor voice added a lot to the sound of Mike Lilly’s band on Mike’s Old Homestead LP The House On the Hill, but he sounded even better in person. He played with Mike in the late 1970s and left to form his own band in Cincinnati called Coal Train. In 1985, he joined J.D. Crowe and the New South and stayed for seven years. He also worked with Larry Sparks. In 2016, he was running a drywall finishing business in Indiana and performing with Vernon McIntyre and the Appalachian Grass. He has a CD titled Here In Frisco.

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