The Osborne Brothers (#104)
The Osborne Brothers show why they have placed more records on the national charts than any other bluegrass band in history.
The Osborne Brothers, one of the worlds elite bluegrass bandsand members of the Grand Ole Opry since 1964bring their unique sound to this edition of Jubilee. The hour-long program draws from the bands performances at two 1997 Kentucky bluegrass festivals: the Red Mule festival in Berea and the Carter County Shrine Club festival in Olive Hill.
The six-member group, inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Associations Hall of Honor in 1994, includes Sonny Osborne on banjo, brother Bobby on mandolin, Terry Eldredge on guitar, Terry Smith on bass, David Crow on fiddle, and Gene Wooten on resophonic guitar (dobro). The band has had two albums on Pinecastle Records best-sellers list: When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland and The Osborne BrothersClass of 96. Meanwhile, Bobby and Sonnys anthem Rocky Top ranks as the most popular bluegrass song ever recorded.
If youre a bluegrass fan, youre sure to find some favorites among the songs performed on this program, including Muddy Bottom, Ill Be All Right Tomorrow, Under the Shade of the Old Oak Tree, Windy City, Lets Be Sweethearts Again, and Waltz Across Texas. The Osbornes also treat the audience to such standards as Old Roy and Nobodys Darling Mine before closing their performance with Ruby. One of the bands most famous numbers, it showcases Bobby Osbornes easily recognizable tenor voice.