“If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” proclaims the 1984 Billboard Hot country Single #1 song. So who did supergroup Alabama call upon to fiddle the memorable chart topper and the entire Roll On Album? Blaine Sprouse.
Sprouse continued to carve an impressive niche, performing with both Grand Ole Opry members and young turks of bluegrass, including those who would pick together regularly at Nashville’s world famous Station Inn; The Dreadful Snakes, The Sidemen, Nashville Jug Band and The Cluster Pluckers, with whom
Blaine played for former president and vice-president Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Blaine’s professional career started with Jimmy Martin and continued with Hames Monroe, Jim and Jesse, the Osborne Brothers, Charlie Louvin and as a fill-in Blue Grass Boy for Bill Monroe.
Sprouse fulfilled a lifelong desire to return to school to complete his education and earn a law degree. Bit in 2009, music interest resurfaced when his fourth solo recording, Dogwood Winter, was re-issued as Appalachian Mountain Fiddler.
Camp Bluegrass is thrilled to have Blaine Sprouse join us this year.