Bob Isenhour (1946-1996) was my bluegrass mentor, introducing me to actually playing the music, being in a band, taking me to historical places and events, and meeting superstars.
Clemson University Me, Bob, Bobby Thompson, ?, ? (twins)
One of the places Bob took me
Elkin, NC Me, (several hidden), Tom Sprott, Tommy Isenhour
One of the places Bob took me Elkin, NC ca. 1968 Me, Bob, Tommy Isenhour, Tom Sprott
Me, Tommy Isenhour, Bob Isenhour, Al McCanless, Tom Sprott Elkin, NC ca. 1968 My favorite Photo
Maybe Wofford College Me, Bobby Thompson, ?, Bob, Tom Sprott, ?
Clemson "Tincans" (dormitory) roof Me, Tom Sprott, Bob
Clemson Architecture Building
Places Bob took me.. (also known as Fincastle) The 2nd multi-day bluegrass festival ever See my photos
Roanoke/Fincastle 1966 Standing (L to R): Frank Wing, Al McCanless, Jim Silver, ?, Tom Isenhour, Chuck Wagner (sitting on the Silver Streak) Kneeling (L to R): ?, Bob Isenhour, Mike Nicolay, Fred Robbins, Tom Sprott I'm proud to say this photo appears in Ken Burns' PBS Country Music series Episode 6. The Gang has concluded that Buck Peacock took the photo with my Polaroid. The sign was taken from a telephone pole on the way to the festival.
Roanoke/Fincastle 1966 I met the gracious Father of Bluegrass! (Photo by Tommy Isenhour)
At Bob's House before leaving for Union Grove Standing: Bob Isenhour, Kenny, Heather, Ralph Ellenberg (pink shirt), Steve Foote, Brent Brautigam Bottom: Andrew "Bear" Corry, Fred Robbins, Jim Davis, Nancy
From the 1968 Union Grove Program
From the 1967 Union Grove Program
Union Grove 1967 Me and Bob (I have no idea who took the photo!)
Hanging out at the motel Ralph Ellenberg, Me, Bob (Pineapple Power - long story)
Getting ready for Union Grove 1967. May 2022 I was scanning negatives for Bob's brother Tom & found this treasure I'd never seen before!
Places Bob took me.. New Lost City Ramblers, Davidson College 1968 See my photos
Places I visited.. Isenhour Home, Salisbury, NC 1968 Jim Silvers-guitar, Bill Topkins-fiddle, Tom Isenhour, Neil Brawley (hidden)-bass, Ray Blackwell-banjo, Buck Peacock-guitar, Tom Sprott-guitar, Jim Moffatt-mandolin See my photos
Isenhour Home, Salisbury, NC, Dec.1968 (I was in the Army) Me, Neil Brawley, Bob