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Richard Greene

A session fiddler with a huge selection of credits — and a large number of bands where he offers performed — Richard Greene’s most well-known period was the 1960s, when he used both Expenses Monroe’s Blue Lawn Boys and Seatrain. He was created November 9, 1942, in LA, where he analyzed classical violin starting at age five. By enough time he joined senior high school, though, Greene turned his concentrate to folk music. He inserted the College or university of California-Berkeley in 1960, and started playing within the Coastline Hill Ramblers and afterwards the Dry Town Scat Music group. After university, Greene took employment in property, but also used the Pine Valley Males in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. On a journey to NY in 1964, he fulfilled Bill Keith from the Blue Lawn Boys, as well as the association affected Monroe’s decision to employ the youngster 2 yrs later. Greene performed in the Grand Ole Opry with Monroe and made an appearance on his Decca recording Bluegrass Period. After only 1 year using the Blue Lawn Boys, Greene became a member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Music group — which also included Keith plus Geoff and Maria Muldaur — and performed on that band’s 1968 recording Garden of Pleasure. Not content in which to stay one place, he divided for California after twelve months and became a member of the Blues Task, which then developed into Seatrain. Greene remained for over 3 years, playing around the band’s self-titled 1969 recording for A&M, another self-titled LP for Capitol 2 yrs later on, and 1972’s Marblehead Messenger. With Eric Weissberg, Jim Rooney, and aged friend Keith, then created the Blue Velvet Music group, which recorded only 1 recording, Sweet Occasions. Greene spent all of those other ’70s using Wayne Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Pole Stewart, Muleskinner, Taj Mahal, David Grisman, and Loggins & Messina, furthermore to documenting three albums like a single act along with his support band, the Area. The very first two, Duets (1977) and Ramblin’ (1979), made an appearance on Rounder, while 1980’s Blue Rondo premiered around the Sierra label. An early-’80s tour of Japan with Tony Trischka and Peter Rowan was recorded on japan Nippon label by Bluegrass Recording and Hiroshima Mon-Amour (both 1980).

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