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BLUEGRASS HEROES
These pages are dedicated to some of the best in Bluegrass.  Use the links to the left to navigate to each band's page.  CHECK OUT THE LONESOME RIVER BAND FESTIVALS albums!  Also go back SITE INDEX. 

 

BILL MONROE'S HOMEPLACE 

Rosine, KY about 6 miles East of Beaver Dam, KY 

Shots & comments courtesy of Frank W. Young of Nashville, TN or "FrankieP" as he is known at JDBB site.



The home


The history


The original well


The story


Fireplace and mantel


Inside the home


Closeup detail


Bill's bed


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LARRY RICE BENEFIT Album:
 

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Some of the players


Josh Pinkham


Lee Kotick


Doctor Rice


Vassar


Robbie McCoury


Dawg


Larry Rice sings


Larry & Dawg


Frank Poindexter


Mark "Clawgrass" Johnson


Emory Lester


Tony & Tim


Clay Jones


Mark Johnson


Tony Rice


Shannon Mays


Larry up close


Frank Poindexter


Afternoon Jam

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This album's shots were selected from over 200 great ones at Larry Rice's Benefit held in Tallahassee, FL in December 04.  
 

BOBBY POFF Strap Album:

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The new 2006 Beavertail BASIC


2006 Beavertail Basic colors


Snake's strap










MA strap






My Celtic Wanderer


Arrowhead Herringbone


The Beavertail


Old guy


Roughout Poff Strap


Roughout Beavertail


Roughout Celtic







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This album features custom dobro straps made by our friend Bobby Poff in Riverton, Wyoming.    The comfort level from Poff straps alone is well worth the money.  The craftsmanship and artistry is unmatched!  Made from 100% American hand tooled leather by a real pro saddle maker...Mr. Bobby Poff!

 

Contact him for pricing, details and a timing:

Bobby Poff (rpoffmaker@wyoming.com)

Contact:  (307) 856-7250

NEW! Website... www.rpoffmaker.com

Go there and you can see tons of designs and pricing guidelines.

 

 

Jerry Douglas at Tower Records Album:









Hipshot


JD at Tower



Guernsey



This is the Hip Shot



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Above album:  Jerry Douglas and crew at Tower Records in Nashville special September 26, '05 "Best Kept Secret" CD launch!

 

These photos courtesy of Richard "Rezonator" Edenfield

 

 

 

THE LINKS: 

Really great sites of some awesome folks!

 

BluegrassWorld website: http://www.bluegrassworld.com/organizations.htm

This site has a ton of bluegrass links!

 

FRANK POINDEXTER:

www.frankpoindexter.com

 

Frank and his wife Pam are really awesome people and great friends.  They are Uncle/Aunt to The Rice Brothers.  Frank is one of the best resophonic guitar players out there.  Check out his site and his new CD "It's The Music."

 

The Rice & Poindexter family:

 

Breakfast with the family before the Larry Rice Benefit; L to R:  Larry Rice, Linda behind him, Louise Rice, Jan Poindexter, Pam Poindexter, Frank Poindexter, Leon Poindexter and Jordan Rice in front.

 

Brothers Tony, Ronnie and Wyatt Rice plus Frank, Pam, Jan, Leon and others in the Poindexter side of their family join us and the millions of Larry fans in prayer for total remission.  Larry is facing a long & expensive journey of medical treatment for his lung cancer.  Treatments to date have been very effective and we all thank God for these victories and for people like Lee Kotick who has raised precious money for Larry.  Thanks for the efforts of all those who are trying to help Larry and Linda make it financially.   Larry is strong and determined to beat this and we know he will.

 

If you'd like to contribute to the Larry Rice Fund.  The smallest donation makes a big difference.   You can visit this
 website for details or contact Lee Kotick:

 

1.  Website:  www.larryricefund.com

2.  Contact Lee:

The Larry Rice Fund

c/o Lee Kotick

6287 Heartland Circle

Tallahassee, Florida 32312

 

email d281944@comcast.net

NEWS!  If you are looking for a top quality mandolin, there is a new "Larry Rice Signature" mandolin available!  Contact Larry and Linda for details:  larryslinda24@hotmail.com

 

Below:  The Golden State Boys! 

Hal is brother of Frank and Leon Poindexter, plus a whole dang herd of other brothers and sisters.  Great piece of history here!  Photo from Ace Tipton's site sent to me by Leon.

 

PHIL LEADBETTER:

WILDFIRE: http://www.wildfireband.com/

PHIL's OWN SITE: http://www.unclephilonline.com/

Phil just won the 2005 "Dobro Player Of The Year" from IBMA!  Congrats Phil!  He's a great dobro(TM) player with "WILDFIRE" band. 

 

THE BLUEGRASS SHOP:

http://www.thebluegrassshop.com

 

Elson Smith is the proprietor of one of the greatest bluegrass and country music stores in America!  We love him!

 

CEDAR CREEK CASES (TKL):

http://www.CedarCreekCases.com

Ask for Dennis!

 

Below:  JDBB member "DWinRICHMOND" Dennis Reamy delivering the (2) Cedar Creek cases to Jerry D. at Merlefest..."Bomber Jacket Brown" leather and very fine!  I offered to take them if Jerry didn't like them.  Right.

 

Photo credit?  Dennis is ruled out.  JD too.

 

 

This illustration was submitted by one of our JDBB folks!

 

MORE HEROES!

 

ANDY HALL --- the new Thile of dobro?

This is Andy Hall, a great dobro picker below picking on a Harper guitar at The Station Inn, August 27, 2005:

 

 

Chris Eldridge: 

Son of Ben Eldridge of Seldom Scene... future star for sure!

 

 

Ben Eldridge:  Nuff Said!!!

He wrote the book on talent in our opinion.  Plus he is a great person with an awesome sense of humor.

 


Ben is cracking up here with hilarity!




 

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