|(banjo - 9/20/1974-9/19/1976)|
|Indian Springs, 1975, photo by Mick Larie. Click for full version.|
As a Blue Grass Boy: Bob Black played banjo for Bill Monroe for two years, touring Europe and Japan with the band, and recording the "Weary Traveler" album. Bill once said of him, "I believe Bob Black is the best at playing the old-time fiddle numbers of any banjo player."
Recording Sessions: 3/10/1975, 3/11/1975, 3/12/1975, 5/4/1976
Before and After: After leaving the band, Bob played for several years with Buck White and the Down Home Folks. He appears on a number of Kenny Baker's solo albums, including the classic "Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe". He and his wife Kristie currently perform as a duo; their most recent album is "Iowa Songscape". Bob also performs with the Perfect Strangers and Cagley, Black, Schaefer, and Njoes.