Nashville Bluegrass Band

Nashville Bluegrass Band

The four original members of the Nashville Bluegrass Band -- banjoist Alan O'Bryant, guitarist and vocalist Pat Enright, mandolinist Mike Compton and bassist Mark Hembree -- came together as a backing band for a 1984 tour featuring country veterans Vernon Oxford and Minnie Pearl. All were veterans of the Nashville scene and had been involved with top bluegrass bands in the 1970s.

The Nashville Bluegrass Band signed to the Rounder label, and their debut, My Native Home, was released in 1985. Produced by Bla Fleck, the album announced its innovative... more