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    I Know Danny Jones And Curtis Burch And I've Met Sam Bush(He's My All Time Hero).And I Guess I Just Want To Know Some More About Them(The Bluegrass Alliance),I Know A Good Amount Of Stuff About Newgrass Revival But It's Hard To Find Info On The Bluegrass Alliance And I'm Not Old Enough To Rember Them. So Do Any Of You Cafe'ers Have Any Info On The Band?
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    Danny Jones could give you the info you need, couldn't he? He was there for the first two albums.

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    Some pics & Info here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimRichter View Post
    Danny Jones could give you the info you need, couldn't he? He was there for the first two albums.
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    What ever happened to Ebo Walker?

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    What ever happened to Ebo Walker?
    He Killed A Cop And A Detictive Becuse They Found His Pot Field Shortly after He Left The N.G.R. He Is Still In Prsion For The Crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Bush Fan! View Post
    He Killed A Cop And A Detictive Becuse They Found His Pot Field Shortly after He Left The N.G.R. He Is Still In Prsion For The Crime.



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    Hi all. Bluegrass Unlimited, in its "notes and inquiries" section (I think) ran a piece about Ebo Walker and gave the address of a friend of his, who would be able to then send letters to the prison. They also if I remember printed a short letter from him as well- this was in the past year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rnjl View Post
    Hi all. Bluegrass Unlimited, in its "notes and inquiries" section (I think) ran a piece about Ebo Walker and gave the address of a friend of his, who would be able to then send letters to the prison. They also if I remember printed a short letter from him as well- this was in the past year or so.
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    Here is Harry Shelor, stage name "Ebo Walker," age 67 and still in Kentucky prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimRichter View Post
    Danny Jones could give you the info you need, couldn't he? He was there for the first two albums.
    Isaac, Danny took over my role with the BGA when I quit so he can fill in a lot of blanks. I was there at the beginning and can tell you the who what when where and why BGA came together. I hope you got the private mail I sent earlier this morn.

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    Wonder if "Ebo" Harry Shelor would be any kin to Sammy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D C Blood View Post
    Wonder if "Ebo" Harry Shelor would be any kin to Sammy?
    No kin at all. Sam didn't meet Harry till he and Cathy moved to Louisville. Cathy was working for ma bell and Sam was a waiter who would sit in with the BGA once in a while.

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    You mis-interpreted me there, Wayne...when I said "Sammy", I meant Sammy Shelor, the banjo picker, not Sam Bush.
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    There's a relevant chapter in The Bluegrass reader.

    rnjl: Please do share the BU issue number, if you get a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D C Blood View Post
    You mis-interpreted me there, Wayne...when I said "Sammy", I meant Sammy Shelor, the banjo picker, not Sam Bush.
    Thanx for the info D C. I left the BG loop around 1970 and so many names I know not. Harry didn't come from a musical family so I doubt if they are related. Is Sammy Shelor a Ky. guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Stewart View Post
    Thanx for the info D C. I left the BG loop around 1970 and so many names I know not. Harry didn't come from a musical family so I doubt if they are related. Is Sammy Shelor a Ky. guy?
    Fact is that Harry Shelor Jr./Ebo Walker did come from a musical family from long ago. His mother played the piano from childhood and was a professional pianist for as long as she worked with the church and his father played tunes like Little Brown Jug from a fiddle on his hip. Harry Shelor Sr. also created a series of early recordings of bluegrass festivals around the Appalachian Region as a part of his interest in being an archivist and family historian. Currently the body of his radio shows and recordings are on tape.

    The Shelor family is quite musical and has always had several pickers in each generation to come along and take up musical careers and the love of old instruments. Harry Shelor Jr. played a variety of instruments from Stand Up Bass to Banjo and Mandolin on occassion. Sammy Shelor is a distant cousin from the other side of the Mountain over in Virginia; Carl and Marshall Shelor are also professional musicians known for their pickin and singin. Marshall Shelor is also a fine luthier in the making.


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    Lots of people went through that band over the years. Quite a spreadsheet would be needed to inventory all their comings and goings.

    Nice to hear Ebo's Daughter mention Marshall Shelor, brother of Harry. Whenever we were down in Louisville, Marshall was kind enough to spend plenty of time straightening out my guitar playing. He had a knack with cars (Cadillacs?) and had good insights about music in general. When I asked Marshall what I could do to play more like him, he suggested I become an auto mechanic.
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    Truer words were never spoken when it comes to following the progress of the Bluegrass Alliance.

    Good to hear more about how to become a better picker. I'm also guessin' he might be considered a historian at this point like his father given the fact that he has never steered me wrong when it came to recalling the details of old cars and old timey lyrics and such as well.
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