Rum River Blend

This is a Troy-based bluegrass band that appears primarily in the southwestern Ohio area. Linda Tatarian is the leader and plays banjo. Her husband Chris plays guitar. The fiddle player is Carl Phillis, who was the 1948 Ohio State Fiddle Champion and who once taught bluegrass fiddle at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Bill Benning plays bass, and Mark Acton is the mandolinist. The Tatarians also play with Mary Jo and Charlie Leet in the True Life Travelers. The band has issued three CDs.

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