Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks

In 1961, Jim Greer formed the Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks with Valeda Greer, Bob McPherson, and Dalton Burroughs. The intriguing name comes from a creek that runs through Logan County near West Liberty and Bellefontaine. In 1963 they cut an LP on Rite Records in Cincinnati, aptly titled Bluegrass In Ohio. Around this time, they became members of the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia, and played a lot of personal appearances up and down the east coast. They recorded four LPs for Rural Rhythm Records and one for the Rite subsidiary Golden Shield. They disbanded in the 1970s after becoming tired of the road, but had reformed in 2006 and were making appearances around Ohio with two of the original members back on board: Jim on banjo and mandolin, and Bob McPherson on guitar and lead vocals. In late 2015, after some health problems for both Jim and Bob, they were back making personal appearances around the area. Between 2006 and 2015, they had issued three self-produced CDs as well as a reissue on CD of their Golden Shield LP.

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