Johnson Mountain Boys
A few young fellows from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. got together to play "traditional" bluegrass. They even performed wearing their identical western uniforms complete with cowboy hats, in the style of Monroe and the Stanleys.
Dudley Connell on guitar, banjo and vocals, banjoist Richie Underwood, mandolinist David McLaughlin, fiddler Eddie Stubbs, and Larry Robbins on bass. The Johnson Mountain Boys were loyal to a sound and stage presence from a couple of decades earlier. Their return to a style that was fast fading, won them a loyal following. They became big draws on the festival circuit. The band's personnel changed a few times over the decade, but the sound remained true and consistent.
All of the Johnson Mountain Boys recordings are available from Rounder Records