Family Tradition: Ted Lundy, Bob Paisley, Danny Paisley
The Lundy and Paisley families have been an institution at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival since the very beginning, with Danny Paisley said to have missed only one year of the festival in its history. Dan’s father, Bob, performed for several years with Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys, and after Ted’s death in 1980, appeared regularly as Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass. Today, Danny carries on with the Southern Grass, still one of the most driving traditional bluegrass bands in the country. Ted’s lead singing is featured on “I’ll Go Stepping Too” (1973), and his banjo playing can be heard alongside cousin Jerry Lundy’s fiddle on the instrumental “Mountain Sally Ann” (1973). A young Danny Paisley is featured on a fiery take of “I Ain’t Broke But I’m Badly Bent” (1977), with Bob taking lead on “I Heard The Lonesome Whistle Blow” (1984).
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