Country Gentlemen Festival 1972
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Special thanks to Fred Bartenstein, Dick Bowden, Phil Zimmerman, Akira Otsuka, Sab Wanatabe, Rienk Janssen, & Terry McManus for their help with the captions.
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, Bill Yates
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JD Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys: JD Crowe-banjo, Larry Rice-mandolin, Tony Rice-guitar, Bobby Slone-bass
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IInd Generation: Jimmy Gaudreau, Wendy Thatcher, Eddie Adcock, Randy Stockwell
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IInd Generation: Jimmy Gaudreau, Wendy Thatcher, Eddie Adcock, Randy Stockwell
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3d row from bottom: Barry Stockwell, Tim Harlow, Bruce Stockwell, Doug Harlow. To their left with the hat is Ray Stockwell - Green Mtn. Boys; Bottom right: Carl "Buddy" Hoffman - Pine Hill Ranchers
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Bob Allen, Zoe Fay Greenwood, Mac Wiseman, Wynn Fay
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Midnight Ramblers: David Dougherty, Vernon Derrick, James Monroe, Lynn Dunn
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Midnight Ramblers: Vernon Derrick, David Dougherty, James Monroe, Lynn Dunn
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Midnight Ramblers: Vernon Derrick, David Dougherty, James Monroe, Lynn Dunn
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Clinch Mtn. Boys: Keith Whitley, Curly Ray Cline, Ralph Stanley, Roy Lee Centers, Jack Cooke
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Dr. Ralph Stanley
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Curly Ray Cline
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Curly Ray Cline, Roy Lee Centers
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Ralph Stanley, Roy Lee Centers, Jack Cooke
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Keith Whitley, Ralph Stanley, Roy Lee Centers
Photo on the August 2016 cover of...
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Charlie Waller, Doyle Lawson, Bill Yates
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Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, Bill Yates
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Doyle Lawson, Bill Emerson, Peter Rowan
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Peter Rowan, ?, Bill Yates
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Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Peter Rowan, Bill Yates
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Peter Rowan, Bill Yates
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Midnight Ramblers: Vernon Derrick, David Dougherty, James Monroe, Lynn Dunn
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Midnight Ramblers: David Dougherty, Vernon Derrick, Lynn Dunn, James Monroe
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Midnight Ramblers: ?, David Dougherty, James Monroe, Lynn Dunn
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IInd Generation: Jimmy Gaudreau, Wendy Thatcher, Eddie Adcock, Randy Stockwell
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IInd Generation: Wendy Thatcher, Randy Stockwell, Eddie Adcock, Jimmy Gaudreau
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IInd Generation: Wendy Thatcher, Randy Stockwell, Eddie Adcock, Jimmy Gaudreau
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IInd Generation: Jimmy Gaudreau, Wendy Thatcher, Eddie Adcock, MC Red Shipley?
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Randy Stockwell, Bill Emerson, MC Red Shipley?, Eddie Adcock, ?
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JD Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys: Larry Rice, JD Crowe, Tony Rice, Bobby Slone
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Herman Dunkley, Jeff Greenwood, Bob Allen, Mac Wiseman, Zoe Fay Greenwood (hidden), Wynn Fay - The Ridge Runners
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McClain Family Band: Raymond W., Alice, Ruth, Raymond K.
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New Grass Revival: Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, Ebo Walker, Curtis Burch
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Clinch Mtn. Boys: Curly Ray Cline, Keith Whitley, Ralph Stanley, Roy Lee Centers, Jack Cooke
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Clinch Mtn. Boys: Curly Ray Cline, Keith Whitley, Ralph Stanley, Roy Lee Centers, Jack Cooke
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Clinch Mtn. Boys: Curly Ray Cline, Ralph Stanley, Keith Whitley, Jack Cooke, Roy Lee Centers
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Clinch Mtn. Boys: Ralph Stanley, Keith Whitley, Jack Cooke, Roy Lee Centers
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Curly Ray Cline, Ralph Stanley, Roy Lee Centers, Jack Cooke, Charlie Waller, Bill Emerson
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, Bill Yates
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, Bill Yates
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Country Gentlemen: Doyle Lawson, Bill Emerson, Charlie Waller, Bill Yates
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Bill Yates, Charlie Waller
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Bill Yates, Charlie Waller
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Sam Bush, Curtis Burch (hidden), Richie Brown, Larry Rice, Wendy Thatcher, JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Courtney Johnson, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller, Eddie Adcock (hidden), Bill Yates
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Bluegrass 45: Kouji 'Kenny' Takada, Akira 'Sleepy Eyed John' Otsuka, Haruo 'Bobby' Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi 'Josh' Otsuka, Takao 'Joe' Koba

See next image for the history --->
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Bluegrass 45: Kouji 'Kenny' Takada, Akira 'Sleepy Eyed John' Otsuka, Haruo 'Bobby' Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi 'Josh' Otsuka, Takao 'Joe' Koba
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BG45 toured the States in 71 & 72. The members who came in 71 were my brother Josh, Watanabe brothers (Toshio & Sab), Liao (Ryo) and me. Mr. Lee who plays guitar and sings, was also the original member but he could not come because he was studying in Taiwan in 71. After the 3 month tour in 71, Josh and I planned another tour in 72 but Toshio, Sab and Liao decided to stay home because having a permanent full time job was more important than a summer job. Considering the fact that working for a same company for 30-40 years was normal back then, it is understandable even though they really enjoyed the tour. On the other hand, Josh and I wanted to take another chance so we recruited new members (Kouji 'Kenny' Takada on fiddle, 'Bobby' Kurokawa on banjo & Takao 'Joe' Koba on bass) during the winter of 71-72 and this is the band you saw at the Country Gentlemen's festival in 72.

- Akira Otsuka, November 2016
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Bluegrass 45: Kouji 'Kenny' Takada, Akira 'Sleepy Eyed John' Otsuka, Haruo 'Bobby' Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi 'Josh' Otsuka, Takao 'Joe' Koba
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Bluegrass 45: Akira 'Sleepy Eyed John' Otsuka, Kouji 'Kenny' Takada, Tsuyoshi 'Josh' Otsuka
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Bluegrass 45: Haruo 'Bobby' Kurokawa, Akira 'Sleepy Eyed John' Otsuka, Tsuyoshi 'Josh' Otsuka
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Bluegrass 45: Akira 'Sleepy Eyed John' Otsuka, Haruo 'Bobby' Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi 'Josh' Otsuka, Takao 'Joe' Koba
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McClain Family Band: Raymond W., Alice, Ruth, Raymond K.
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Haruo 'Bobby' Kurokawa
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JD Crowe & the New South
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IInd Generation: Jimmy Gaudreau, Wendy Thatcher, Eddie Adcock, Randy Stockwell
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Jimmy Gaudreau, Wendy Thatcher, Eddie Adcock
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, Bill Yates
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Country Gentlemen: Bill Emerson, Charlie Waller, Doyle Lawson, Bill Yates
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MC Red Shipley, ?
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Country Gentlemen
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Country Gentlemen
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Doyle Lawson, Don Stover*, Fred Bartenstein, Bill Yates, Charlie Waller

*w/Eddie Adcock's Fender banjo
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Don Stover*, Fred Bartenstein, Bill Yates
*w/Eddie Adcock's Fender banjo
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Eddie Adcock, MC Red Shipley, Charlie Waller, Bill Emerson
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John Hall, Doyle Lawson, ? (hidden w/banjo), Don Stover*, Fred Bartenstein, Bill Yates
*w/Eddie Adcock's Fender banjo
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Curtis Burch, Sam Bush, Richie Brown, Larry Rice, JD Crowe, Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Eddie Adcock, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller, Ebo Walker (hidden), Bill Yates
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Sam Bush, Richie Brown (hidden), Tony Rice, JD Crowe, Larry Rice, Eddie Adcock, Bill Emerson, Jimmy Gaudreau, Doyle Lawson (hidden), Charlie Waller, Peter Rowan, Ebo Walker, Bill Yates
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JD Crowe, Wendy Thatcher (hidden), Eddie Adcock, Doyle Lawson, Ralph Stanley, Roy Lee Centers?, Tony Rice, Keith Whitley, Peter Rowan, Charlie Waller
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Sam Bush, Curtis Burch, Richie Brown, Dave Dillon, JD Crowe, Eddie Adcock, Wendy Thatcher, Bill Emerson, Courtney Johnson, Doyle Lawson, Raymond W. McLain, Charlie Waller
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Curtis Burch, Dave Dillon (hidden), Larry Rice, JD Crowe, Jimmy Gaudreau (hidden), Wendy Thatcher (hidden), Bill Emerson, Courtney Johnson, Doyle Lawson
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Eddie Adcock, Courtney Johnson, Doyle Lawson, ?, Keith Whitley, Peter Rowan, ?, ?, Charlie Waller
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Sam Bush, Doyle Lawson, Tony Rice
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JD Crowe, Bill Emerson, Eddie Adcock, Doyle Lawson, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan
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Peter Rowan, Wendy Thatcher, Ralph Stanley, Keith Whitley, Curly Ray Cline, Roy Lee Centers
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Sam Bush, Bill Emerson, JD Crowe, Jimmy Gaudreau, Mac Wiseman, Larry Rice, Eddie Adcock
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..., Charlie Waller
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Ebo Walker, Bill Yates
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Curly Ray Cline, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman, Charlie Waller
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?, Charlie Waller, Bill Emerson, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman, Peter Rowan
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Curly Ray Cline, Sam Bush (hidden), Eddie Adcock, Curtis Burch, ?, JD Crowe, ?, Larry Rice (hidden), Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Courtney Johnson (hidden), Roy Lee Centers, Tony Rice (hidden), Peter Rowan, Charlie Waller, Keith Whitley, Mac Wiseman
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Bill Hall, Joe Val, Herb Applin, Bob Tidwell
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Bill Hall, Joe Val, Herb Applin, Bob Tidwell
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Danny Marcus, Dr. Richie Brown, Dave Dillon, Joe Diviney?
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IInd Generation: Jimmy Gaudreau, Wendy Thatcher, Eddie Adcock, Randy Stockwell
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Bud Morrisroe, Dave Kiphuth, Dave Snell, Phil Rosenthal, Mark Rickert (hidden), Mac Wiseman, Harry Guffey