Rebecca Frazier – Bluegrass Mom

Thanks to our pal Casey Henry for this photo of Bluegrass Mom, Rebecca Frazier (nee Hoggan) and her young son, Jack. Now 18 moths old, Jack was only 10 weeks when this shot was taken in June, 2009.

Though pictured here with a mandolin, Rebecca is known primarily as a guitarist, a role she filled for several years with young Colorado grassers Hit & Run. She is a notably strong player – both on rhythm and lead guitar – providing a powerful antidote to the “plays like a girl” stereotype.

When she and Hit & Run mandolinist John Frazier wed, moved to Nashville, and produced young Master Frazier, Rebecca moved into mom mode, where she obviously excels. A second child is expected in April 2011.

Rebecca also sent along a number of other photos of Jack, showing he and mom on the road at Rockygrass, with papa John, and with banjo hero Steve Martin when dad was working in his band.

Coincidentally, John was filling in on mandolin in October 2009 with Steep Canyon Rangers (and Martin) while Mark Guiggino was with his wife as she gave birth.

Well done, Rebecca! Birthing the future of bluegrass music is important work.

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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.