Longview was a bluegrass “supergroup,” formed by Rounder Records to pay tribute to the bluegrass pioneers of the 1940s and 1950s. The group originally included Dudley Connell on guitar, James King on guitar, Don Rigsby on mandolin, Joe Mullins on banjo, Glen Duncan on fiddle, and Marshall Wilborn on bass. The members all sang in various configurations. The first CD, simply titled Longview, came out in 1997. Because the individual members were all in different bands, Longview was supposed to be a studio-only band. However, the popularity of the CD brought about a very limited number of personal appearances. Fortunately for southwestern Ohio bluegrass fans, one of those shows was at Fairborn High School in April of 1998. Joe Mullins made it possible by promoting a show that included the bands of the individual members as well as Longview. A second CD, High Lonesome, came out on Rounder in 1999 and a third, Lessons In Stone, was issued on Rebel in 2002.

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