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Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters + The Wool Hats String Band

  • CAFE NINE 250 State Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

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 extensely 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 oft mislabeled musical category. After 35 years as a sideman (starting as a rhythm guitar player at age 6), Johnny is now in front, singing his favorite tunes. In the words of Johnny, "Let's Pick!" You'll see a lot of familiar faces as you browse through our photo gallery.

$8.00 - $10.00