- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Alignment 2
American musician, a bluegrass singer and banjo player. With his brother older Bobby, he introduced bluegrass music to college campuses in the late '50s. He made his radio debut at 16 in 1954, playing the five-string banjo and singing baritone. They soon became regulars on the radio. In 1956 they signed their first contract as recording artists. In 1959, Benny Birchfield (born 6/06/1937) joined them as lead singer to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, campus gigs and records. They were named the N. 1 Bluegrass band from 1970 to 1978. He married; two kids.