Melvin Goins on the hunt for a banjo player

Melvin Goins - photo by Ted LehmannWe heard the other day from Melvin Goins, an artist as deserving of the term bluegrass legend as anyone I can imagine.

His work with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, The Stanley Brothers, with his brother Ray as The Goins Brothers, and since 1994, as leader of Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain has seen him inducted into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of fame,  the Ketucky Music Hall of Fame, and the IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

These days, as he approaches 80 years old, Goins still maintains an active touring schedule, and that is what lead him to contact us.

It seems that he’s short one banjo player for his 2013 season, and asked if we might pass along the word to the bluegrass community.

If you’re a solid picker who would enjoy working for a living legend, contact Melvin by phone (606-928-2121) or email.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.