Kentucky Colonels (band)

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The White brothers started out as the Country Boys in 1954, with their brother Eric. With the addition of Latham, Mack and Sloane, and Roger Bush replacing Eric, they changed their name to the Kentucky Colonels in 1961. They soon became well-known on the bluegrass scene, performing at folk and country festivals. They appeared on Andy Griffith's television show twice. In 1964, they released their most popular album to date, Appalachian Swing!. The band's last performance was in the Fall of 1965. They reunited with Clarence White and performed a number of shows in 1973 as the New Kentucky Colonels, also known as the White Brothers. Clarence was killed by a drunk driver in July 1973. Before Clarence was killed, the White Brothers recorded an album called "Live in Sweden 1973."



  • New Sounds of Bluegrass America (1963, Briar International)
  • Appalachian Swing! (1964, World Pacific)
  • Long Journey Home (1964, Vanguard)
  • Kentucky Colonels (1973, Rounder)
  • Livin' In The Past (1975, Sierra)
  • The Kentucky Colonels with Scotty Stoneman (1975, Sierra)
  • Live in Sweden 1973 (as the White Brothers) (1973, Rounder)
  • Kentucky Colonels 1966 (1978, Shiloh)
  • Live In Holland 1973 (as the New Kentucky Colonels) (2013, Roland White)


Bluegrass Now, September 1996

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