Norman Blake is a master of the guitar, mandolin, 6-string banjo, fiddle, dobro and banjo. He’s made more than 35 albums under his own name in as many years, both alone and with his wife Nancy, but he’s just as famous for his work as a sideman as he is for his own considerable contributions to bluegrass, country, and other acoustic genres. He’s been nominated for seven Grammys and finally won his first for Record of the Year for his contribution to the Oh Brother! Where Art Thou Soundtrack (2000 Lost Highway).
Blake was born Tennessee, but grew up in rural Georgia, listening to the Grand Ole Opry and the records of the Monroe Brothers, Roy Acuff, and the Carter Family.... Read More