Singer and guitar player Bill Lowe was born in Pike County, Kentucky, and grew up listening to old-time country music. After serving in the Marine Corps, he lived near Los Angeles, California, where he actively played and wrote both bluegrass and country music. He recorded a song in the late 1950s which made the country charts: “Foolish Heart” on Sundown Records. In the mid-1970s, he moved to Farmersville and became heavily involved with the thriving bluegrass community that called WYSO in Yellow Springs its home. Bill cut a great laid-back album on Ramblin’ Records (a subsidiary of Rounder) in 1976. He recorded at least two albums on Vandalia’s Rose Records in the late 1970s as Bill Lowe and Cripple Creek. He and Ron Thomason put together a joint project on Gordo Records in 1987. (Note: There is a different Bill Lowe, who recorded with the Stanley Brothers on mandolin and vocals during the early 1950s.)

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