Mike Auldridge

Michael Dennis Auldridge

Also known as Auldridge, M. Aldrich, M. Auldridge, Mike Aldridge
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.mikeauldridge.com/, http://www.waynerice.com/bgbios/

Discography of Mike Auldridge:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Mike Auldridge 13 Audio 1976 Flying Fish (2)
2 Dobro 13 Audio 1972 Takoma
3 Dobro 13 Audio 1974 Sonet
4 High Time 10 Audio 1989 Sugar Hill Records (2)
5 Treasures Untold 12 Audio 1990 Sugar Hill Records (2)
6 Eight String Swing 12 Audio 1982 Metronome
7 Blues And Blue Grass 12 Audio 1974 Image (5)
8 Eight String Swing 13 Audio 1992 Sugar Hill Records (2)
9 Tone Poems III (The Sounds Of The Great Slide & Resophonic Instruments) 21 Audio 2000 Acoustic Disc
10 High Time 11 Audio 1989 Sugar Hill Records (2)

American bluegrass musician, best known for playing the dobro

b. December 30, 1938 (Washington, D. C., USA)

d. December 28, 2012 (Silver Spring, MD, USA)

• One of bluegrass music's best known and most influential Dobro™ players.

•1967, first professional job: Cliff Waldron and Bill Emerson's band "The New Shades of Grass."

•1971, was an original member of The Seldom Scene.

• 1993, formed new band called Chesapeake with Jimmy Gaudreau, Moondi Klein and T. Michael Coleman.

• A top studio musician, he has recorded with Linda Ronstadt, Hank Williams, Jr., Emmylou Harris, James Taylor and Ry Cooder.

• Learned Dobro™ after hearing "Uncle Josh" Graves. Bought his first Dobro™ from Graves for $150.

• In high school, played with a group called the "South Mountain Boys."

• Also a graphic artist. Designed several of the Seldom Scene's early album covers as well as the logo for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.

• Nickname: "Larry the Legend."

• 1998, toured with Lyle Lovett.

• 1999, formed "Auldridge, Bennett and Gaudreau" with Jimmy Gaudreau and Richard Bennett.

•2001, recorded an album with Jim Heffernan and Hal Rugg called "Resocasters."

•2007, was presented with an IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award.

•2012, received the National Endowment of the Arts National Heritage Fellowship - the nation's highest honor in folk and traditional arts.

•2012, died of prostate cancer on December 29.

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