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Songs of the American Spirit - The Country Gentlemen

Biography

The Country Gentlemen were a bluegrass band that originated during the 1950s in the area of Washington, DC, United States, and recorded and toured with various members until the death in 2004 of Charlie Waller, one of the group's founders who in its later years served as the group's "focal point and leader." "The Classic" line-up of the Country Gentlemen from 1960-64, consisting of co-founders Charlie Waller on guitar and John Duffey on mandolin, with Eddie Adcock on banjo and Tom Gray on bass, were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1996. Early history, The band started on July 4, 1957 as a replacement group for Buzz Busby's Bayou Boys when several members of that band were injured in a car accident. The band's original members were Charlie Waller on guitar and lead vocals, John Duffey on mandolin and tenor vocals, Bill Emerson on banjo and ...