Dana Cupp

(banjo - 1991-1996)
Photo courtesy of Jim Peva. Click for full version.

As a Blue Grass Boy: Dana Cupp was the banjoist for the last four years of Bill Monroe's career, including his final show on March 15, 1996. His playing can be heard on the recording of "Boston Boy" that closes the boxed set "Music of Bill Monroe, 1936-1994".

Recording Sessions: 11/14/1993, 1/9/1994, 5/22/1994

Before and After: Multi-instrumentalist Dana Cupp first drew attention as a member of Blue Velvet in the late 70s. He played banjo and dobro in that band. After Bill's death he performed with the Osborne Brothers, primarily as a guitarist but also featured on banjo, mandolin, dobro and bass. After Sonny Osborne retired from touring, Cupp joined Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press, playing banjo.