Personalities | Red Allen | Bluegrass | Country

(Vocals, guitar, 1930–93)

After three years of pioneering three-part ‘high-lead’ harmonies with The Osborne Brothers, Red Allen split with his Ohio pals, convinced he could be a bluegrass star in his own right. He and another Dayton friend, mandolinist Frank Wakefield, moved to Washington in 1960 and recorded with musicians such as Chubby Wise and Don Reno. None of the albums sold very well at the time, but they contain some of the finest bluegrass singing ever recorded.

Styles & Forms | Bluegrass | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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