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Roland White

November 26, 1993 OHC322 160 min.


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.

Interview Summary

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.

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