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Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters

April 09, 2016
8:00 PM


Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late and great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an ever changing musical category.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, this is definitely a 10.” –KCBL Radio

“Proof that traditions are still being passed from generation to generation.” –Prescription Bluegrass

“A solid, gritty sound that cuts to the core!” –Bluegrass Unlimited

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