Wha’s up with Bobby Osborne?

Bobby Osborne has created a folksy YouTube video with info about what he and Rocky Top X-Press are up to in September – complete with outtakes at the end.

It was shot and edited by his son, Bobby Jr., who is also a member of his dad’s band, and figures prominently in the news shared below.

Let’s join the bluegrass legend in his parlor…


The new CD from Bobby Jr, who is billing as Boj Osborne, is called In The Tradition. It features a mix of bluegrass and traditional country music with Boj out front on lead vocals.

The core studio band is Papa Osborne on mandolin and tenor vocals, J.P. Mathes II on banjo, Mike Toppins on resonator guitar, Glen Duncan on fiddle and Osborne the younger on bass. Guests include Howard Levi on harmonica, Kathryn Boggess on harmony vocal, and Obe Golding on banjo for two tracks,

Boj also prevailed on Bobby Sr. for one track.

“On Sunny Side of the Mountain, Dad is singing lead, playing mandolin and fiddle, I’m playing bass and guitar, Matt DeSpain is playing dobro, Daniel Grindstaff is playing banjo, and Chris Pence is playing drums. I think that covers everyone. That’s what I get for cutting it over the course of three years!”

It is available for download now from iTunes and other popular digital resellers. Manufactured CDs can be ordered online, and radio programmers can download all the tracks at Airplay Direct.

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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.