J. D. Crowe
J. D. Crowe
J. D. Crowe performing with the New South on August 8, 2008
|Birth name||James Dee Crowe|
|Born||August 27, 1937|
|Genres||Bluegrass, progressive bluegrass|
|Instruments||Banjo, vocals, Guitar|
|Labels||Rounder, Starday, Rebel, Lemco, King Bluegrass|
|Associated acts||New South|
Crowe began playing the banjo early on and was offered a job with Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys in 1954. He recorded with Jimmy Martin between 1956 and 1960. In 1961, Crowe formed the Kentucky Mountain Boys, principally performing in the Lexington region.
In 1971, Crowe changed the band's name to The New South and included material from rock and country music sources. Crowe's New South band is widely considered one of the most influential bluegrass groups since the 1970s.
Kentucky Educational Television in 2008 aired a biography of James Dee Crowe, A Kentucky Treasure: The James Dee Crowe Story, produced by H. Russell Farmer.
Crowe received the Bluegrass Star Award, presented by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation of Dallas, Texas, on October 15, 2011. The award is bestowed upon bluegrass artists who do an exemplary job of advancing traditional bluegrass music and bringing it to new audiences while preserving its character and heritage.
- 1968: Bluegrass Holiday (Lemco)
- 1969: The Model Church (Lemco)
- 1971: Ramblin' Boy (Lemco) – reissued as Blackjack (Rebel)
- 1973: Bluegrass Evolution (Starday)
- 1973: Bluegrass Holiday (King Bluegrass)
- 1975: J.D. Crowe & The New South (Rounder)
- 1977: You Can Share My Blanket (Rounder)
- 1978: My Home Ain't in the Hall of Fame (Rounder)
- 1981: Somewhere Between (Rounder)
- 1982: Live in Japan (Rounder)
- 1986: Straight Ahead (Rounder)
- 1994: Flashback (Rounder)
- 1999: Come on Down to My World (Rounder)
- 2006: Lefty's Old Guitar (Rounder)
- Godbey, Marty (2011). Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. p. 31. ISBN 9781283251167.
- Godbey, Marty (2011). Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. pp. 45-63. ISBN 9781283251167.
- Godbey, Marty (2011). Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. pp. 64-65. ISBN 9781283251167.
- Kentucky Encyclopedia, p.243
- "A Kentucky Treasure: The James Dee Crowe Story". KET-Kentucky Educational Television.
- "Bluegrass Heritage Foundation official website". Bluegrassheritage.com. 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Legendary Banjo Picker J.D. Crowe on Song of the Mountains | Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News". Cybergrass.com.
- "Acts: Tim Farmers Homemade Jam". Archived from the original on December 26, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to J. D. Crowe.|
- Home page - "J. D. Crowe and the New South". Archived from the original on February 25, 2007.
- Feature story on J. D. Crowe - Lupton, John. "J.D. Crowe plays "Lefty's Old Guitar" - November 2006". Country Standard Time.
- J.D. Crowe Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2016)
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