Label: Guimbarda - GS-11070,Rounder Records - GS-11070 • Format: Vinyl LP Gatefold • Country: Spain • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country, Bluegrass
The Kentucky Colonels were a bluegrass band that The Kentucky Colonels - Country Bluegrass popular during the American folk music revival of The Kentucky Colonels - Country Bluegrass early s. The band featured the influential bluegrass guitarist Clarence Whitewho was largely responsible for making the acoustic guitar a lead instrument within bluegrass,  and who later went on to join the Los Angeles rock band the Byrds. As a result of Roland's growing interest in bluegrass musicthe group soon switched to an entirely bluegrass repertoire.
Following the release of their debut album, the Kentucky Colonels became well known on the bluegrass circuit during andperforming at a multitude of folk and country venues throughout California and the United States, including an appearance at the prestigious Monterey Folk Festival in May Inwhile continuing to make live appearances,  the band were signed to World Pacific Records by producer Jim Dickson who would later become the manager of the folk rock band 超能力があったなら - Ningen Isu - 威風堂々～人間椅子ライブ!! Byrds.
After the recruitment of fiddle player Bobby Slone,  the Colonels released their second album, the purely instrumental Appalachian Swing! Although they were now a successful recording The Kentucky Colonels - Country Bluegrassit was becoming increasingly hard for the Colonels to make a living playing bluegrass. However, it wasn't until mid, with the release of the Byrds' folk rock single " Mr. Tambourine Man " and Bob Dylan 's " Subterranean Homesick Blues ", that the folk revival's popularity began to seriously wane.
Before long, many young folk performers and some bluegrass acts were switching to electric instrumentation. InClarence, Roland and Eric Jr. In earlyRoland, Eric Jr. The New Kentucky Colonels. Clarence White died on July 15,after being struck by a drunk driverwhile he loaded his gear into the back of a car, in Palmdale, California, following a concert by the New Kentucky Colonels.
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