Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music
(b Robert Homer Eanes Jr, 6 Dec. '23, Mountain Valley VA) Bluegrass singer. Began on local radio early '40s; member of Roy Hall band '41-6, Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys '48; formed Blue Ridge Boys '50, changed name to Shenandoah Valley Boys '51; recorded for National '46, Capitol '51, Blue Ridge '51, Decca '52, later Mercury, Starday, others. Regulars on bluegrass circuit through to early '90s. Albums incl. Where The Cool Waters Flow '79 on Leather, Shenandoah Grass: Yesterday And Today '83 on Webco, Log Cabin In The Lane '88 on Highland; Bluegrass Ballads '86, Let Him Lead You and 50th Anniversary '90 on Rebel.