Dan Paisley and Southern Grass
For over 35 years, members of the Paisley and Lundy families, hailing from the mountains of southwest Virginia, have been creating a distinctive brand of bluegrass, combining impeccable instrumental work with powerful vocal harmonies. In the late 1960s, Bob Paisley teamed up with banjo player Ted Lundy to form the Southern Mountain Boys. Dan Paisley joined his dad’s group in 1971 at the age of 15 and has developed into one of the most expressive vocalists in bluegrass music. When Bob Paisley died in 2004, Dan took over the group, renamed it Southern Grass, and continued the family tradition.
Together with his brother Mike Paisley on bass, Ted Lundy’s sons Bob and T.J. on banjo and fiddle, respectively, and Don Eldreth, Jr. on mandolin, the elder Paisley says, “Our songs capture the spirit of traditional bluegrass. They represent the type of music that our fathers played, recorded, and passed on to us.”
Dan Paisley and Southern Grass have played at countless festivals, concerts, fairs, and clubs all over the United States, and have recorded over a dozen albums. The group’s latest CD, “Heritage,” has received a highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. The group’s exciting live performances are sure to please fans of traditional bluegrass, bringing over three decades of experience to grateful audiences of old timers and newcomers alike.
This artist appears in Jubilee #1303: Dan Paisley and Southern Grass.