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Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Biography
These days you never know if the ringing in Joe Mullins' ears is that of his banjo or a phone call requesting a performance by his new band, the Radio Ramblers. Mullins owns and operates Classic Country Radio, a network of three southwest Ohio radio stations featuring Classic Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music. The Radio Ramblers, a collaboration of veteran Bluegrass musicians who have worked with one another during former musical endeavors, formed in 2006 for the primary purpose of performing at Classic Country Radio promotions. However, due to the level of their professionalism and talent, the requests for performances by the Radio Ramblers has grown, thus expanding their schedule to include shows at area music venues, benefits, and festivals. It cannot be left unacknowledged that camaraderie and inherent passion for Bluegrass music within this band has had a profound impact on the quality of their stage presence and ultimate demand. The Radio Ramblers have become a welcomed addition to the southwest Ohio Bluegrass music scene.
Mullins, banjo player and vocalist, currently resides in the Cedarville, Ohio area. He has been an active Bluegrass performer and radio broadcaster for 25 years. He began working on the radio and playing banjo professionally while still in high school in the early 1980's, touring and recording nationwide as a founding member of the band the Traditional Grass. Mullins also performed and recorded with the awarding winning Bluegrass band, Longview.
Adam McIntosh of Lebanon, Ohio, is the guitarist and a vocalist with the Radio Ramblers. He began playing Bluegrass at age 11. In 1999, Adam assembled a local band, Borderline, where he met mandolin player, Mike Terry. The next year, Adam began playing guitar and singing tenor with Rounder recording artists, Dry Branch Fire Squad, where he remained for 3 ½ years.
Fiddler, Evan McGregor, of Brookville, Ohio, has been playing Bluegrass since 1994 and been a member of a number of regional and national acts since his career started, including the Wildwood Valley Boys, the Aubrey Holt Show, and the James King Band. He's also placed in several regional fiddle contests. While playing local venues as a member of different regional bands, Evan had become acquainted with Mike Terry and Adam McIntosh.
Mandolin player, Mike Terry, of Jamestown, Ohio, has been involved with Bluegrass music most of his life and performing with local Bluegrass groups for 12 years. Mike first met Joe Mullins when they performed together in the gospel group, the Beacons.
Bassist, Tim Kidd, of Morrow, Ohio, began performing Bluegrass as a young teenager. At 17, Tim began playing Southern Gospel with the Hoskins Family, where he remained for 1½ years until moving to the Beacons at age 19. It is with the Beacons that Tim first became acquainted with Joe Mullins and Mike Terry, and where he performed for nearly 5 years. Tim has also known Adam McIntosh since his junior year of high school.
Together these five musicians exemplify the qualities of a professional Bluegrass band.