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 because of 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 had 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
Date of Birth:
October 29, 1937
Deceased Date:
October 24, 2021
Job Title:
Musician, Banjoist

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