Don Reno: Founding Father of the Bluegrass Banjo

Don Reno: Founding Father of the Bluegrass Banjo

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Release Date: 11/13/2001

CMH announces a rich archive of classic bluegrass and instrumental wizardry showcasing the musical genius of Don Reno- pioneer, legend and innovator of the three-finger bluegrass banjo-picking style. These 25 selections—several never before available on CD—represent the best of Don Reno from seven CMH releases spanning 1976-1980. Reno’s instrumental wizardry and eclectic range of styles are generously showcased, along with the smooth lead vocals of longtime partner and fellow bluegrass legend Bill Harrell, and the solid support of his band the Tennessee Cut-Ups. Aficionados of classic bluegrass will be clamoring for this collection, as will today’s fans of Reno’s sons, Ronnie, and Dale and Don Wayne of the Reno Brothers, who are carrying on their late father’s tradition of virtuosity and innovation. Containing more than 60 minutes of classic bluegrass, this superb collection will be flying out the door faster than a Don Reno banjo breakdown, so order today!



  1. I'm the Talk of the Town
  2. Dixie Breakdown
  3. Home in the Mountains
  4. Feudin' Banjos
  5. I'm Using My Bible for a Roadmap
  6. Follow the Leader
  7. I Know You're Married
  8. Charlotte Breakdown
  9. Country Box Rock 'N' Roll
  10. Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue
  11. Are You Missing Me
  12. Dear Old Dixie
  13. I Want to Go Back to the Mountains
  14. Reno Ride
  15. One Morning in May
  16. Banjo Signal
  17. The Lord's Last Supper
  18. Cincinnati Rag
  19. Limehouse Blues
  20. Miss Elsie's Place
  21. Skyline Drive
  22. He's Coming Back to Earth Again
  23. Long Gone
  24. Bye Bye Blues
  25. Take Me Along for the Ride

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