Kentuckians (Allen)

After he split with the Osborne Brothers and moved to Washington, D.C., around 1960, Red Allen selected this name for his band and continued to use it as long as he had a band. The original Kentuckians included Red on guitar, Frank Wakefield on mandolin, Ralph “Robbie” Robinson from Columbus on banjo, Tom Morgan on bass, and sometimes Billy Baker on fiddle. Later members included Bill and Wayne Yates, Bill Emerson, Scotty Stoneman, Porter Church, Richard Greene, and David Grisman.

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