The Johnson Mountain Boys
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A popular bluegrass group which, when founded in 1978, consisted of Dudley Connell (Dudley Dale Connell, 18 February 1956, Scherr, West Virginia, USA; guitar, banjo, lead vocals), Richard Underwood (b. 14 July 1956, Seabrook, Maryland, USA; banjo, bass, vocals), David McLaughlin (b. David Wallace McLaughlin, 13 February 1958, Washington DC, USA; mandolin, lead vocals), Eddie Stubbs (b. 25 November 1961, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA; fiddle, vocals) and Larry Robbins (b. 25 April 1945, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA; bass fiddle). When McLaughlin left later that year, his place was taken by Ed DZmura (mandolin).
They made their first recordings in 1978, which resulted in an album and EP release on Copper Creek and soon gained a following with their appearances in the Washington DC area. In 1981, McLaughlin returned and they established themselves further afield with the help of some fine album releases on Rounder Records and some...