Sonny Osborne

Sonny Osborne and his brother Bobby created one of the most powerful bluegrass sounds of their generation. The Osborne Brothers were powerful in popularity and their influence as well as their technique, which was not necessarily hard driving, but creative and flowing. They began recording together on a Kitty Wells song back in 1948 and over the years began releasing their own albums. In recent years Sonny introduced his own line of banjos called The Chief. He has often said, “I'm not in the banjo building business, nor am I trying to make a living selling banjos.  The idea was to build a great banjo.” 

Interview Date:
June 23, 2008
Job Title:
Musician, Founder
Company:
Osborne Chief Banjo Company

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