|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||bluegrass acoustic folk guitar dobro|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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30 December 1938, Washington, DC, USA. This highly respected US dobro player has performed on a number of bluegrass and country albums, mostly with the Seldom Scene. Auldridge is the nephew of Ellsworth T. Cozzens, the Hawaiian steel guitarist who played on several Jimmie Rodgers records. Having started playing guitar at the age of 12, Auldridge progressed to banjo within a short space of time, and was almost 20 when he played dobro for the first time. In 1969, Auldridge joined Emerson And Waldron, but with Bill Emerson leaving to join the Country Gentlemen, Auldridge continued performing with Cliff Waldron, from Jolo, West Virginia. The act grew to become the New Shades Of Grass, a six-piece outfit. Waldron planned to tour extensively, not a popular move in the eyes of Auldridge, who left with group member Ben Eldridge (banjo). With John Duffey (mandolin), Tom Gray (bass) and John Starling (guitar, vocals), they formed the Seldom Scene. The name came from the...