Bluegrass musician. Born April 23, 1938. Mandolin player. Teamed with brother, Clarence, to form the Country Boys and Kentucky Colonels, mid-1950s. Performed as a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys and Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass, 1960s-1970s. Joined Country Gazette, mid-1970s. Joined the Nashville Bluegrass Band, 1980s.
1993 November 26
(2 hours, 40 minutes)
Bluegrass musician Roland White recalls stories from his experiences working with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. Discussion includes a family history and his early musical influences; his start on West Coast radio; the development of his interest in bluegrass; the formation of the Country Boys and the Kentucky Colonels; working with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs; and memories from his years as a member of the Blue Grass Boys.