Patuxent CD-199 Foggy Mountain Hilton - Show Me the Way to Go Home
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Eddie Goldbetter—mandolin; tenor vocals. Born in the Bronx, Eddie has performed hardcore bluegrass from Maine to southern Virginia for over thirty years. He has played and recorded with Bear Acker and Billings Gap, the Nathan Brothers, Jumbo String Band, and Whiskey Creek. Eddie lives in Winchester, Virginia.
Geff King—bass; lead and baritone vocals. Geff was born in Baltimore and raised in Middle River, Maryland in the shadow of the Glenn L. Martin Company. He had his first bluegrass bass gig in 1978 with Emery Ledford & the Twin River Ramblers, after which he moved on to such bands as Grass Transit, Muddy Run, and Windy Ridge Bluegrass Band. Geff switched to electric bass in 1983, but still managed to work with Leon Morris, the Metro Mountain Boys, and others. He is always willing to pick up the doghouse bass if the food is tasty, the drinks are cold, and the price is right. Geff lives in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Matt Levine—guitar; banjo; Dobro; lead, tenor, and baritone vocals. Born in Middletown, New Jersey, Matt was raised being taken to folk festivals up and down the East Coast while his classmates went to more interesting places like the Grand Canyon and Scout camp. Matt discovered bluegrass in the early 70s and learned to play Dobro at the age of 11. Banjo and guitar soon followed. Matt has played and recorded with many bluegrass bands, including Late Night Garage and Back Roads Bluegrass, as well as bluegrass artists such as Jim Eanes and Cliff Waldron. He has also played with local non-bluegrass bands such as the Slim Jims and Squeeze Bayou (of which he is still a member). Matt makes his home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Tom Lyons—fiddle. Born in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Tom was quickly whisked away to the Washington DC area, where he was raised. Tom started out playing classical violin, but soon decided to become a member of the "bluegrass club," as it were. He has played in bands such as the Dixie Cannonballs and Windy Ridge Bluegrass Band. Tom lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Guest Artists: Mark Delaney—banjo. One of the best five-stringers around, Mark is one of the original members of "Hilton." He also plays with Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa and Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac. Born in Odenton, Maryland, Mark now makes his home in Ellicott City.
Kevin Roop—banjo. In addition to being a great banjo player, Kevin is well-known for his knowledge of and ability to work on the banjo. He has played with Darren Beachley, Cliff Waldron, and Bobby Hicks; has placed in the top ten at Galax; and is a regular at the Poe's Garage jam sessions. Kevin is from Warrenton, Virginia, where he still makes his home.
Sue (Raines) Tice—fiddle. Originally from Connecticut, Sue played with Buffalo Gals in the mid-70s, and has played with Eddie Adcock, Don Stover, and Liz Meyer. Sue has performed on lots of local recordings, including two solo CDs. The mother of four musical children, Sue also plays fiddle with Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition.