Vic Jordan

(banjo - 7/27/1967-3/18/1969)
Photo by Jim Peva. Click for full version.

Born: 10/19/1938    Died: 8/26/2016

As a Blue Grass Boy: Vic Jordan joined the Blue Grass Boys in the summer of 1967. He recorded nine tracks with the band in the course of three sessions in 1967 and 1968. Three of these appeared on the "Kentucky Blue Grass" album; Jordan was also featured on an instrumental, "Crossing the Cumberlands", that was released as a single. He left the band in early 1969, when he and Roland White both decided, independently, to try out for Lester Flatt's new band.

Recording Sessions: 8/23/1967, 11/9/1967, 11/14/1968

Before and After: Vic Jordan moved to Nashville in 1964 and worked with Jimmy Martin, and later with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, before joining Monroe. He played with Flatt's Nashville Grass from 1969 through 1971, then with Jim and Jesse from 1972 through 1974. In 1974 he left the road and worked as a session musician until the late 80s, when he briefly rejoined Jim and Jesse and then formed his own band, Old Hickory.

Links: Bluegrass Today obituary