Early Influences

  • Dave Freeman/County Records, and mentors including Hazel Dickens, Archie Green, Walt Saunders, Dick Spottswood, and many more.   

Came to Fame With

  • Rounder Records, 1970-present

From the Archives

“We got into the music business because of the music and the artists. When we started out, we weren’t even thinking of making a living…. Our goal at the time was to make one classic record, something that would be cited in a list of the ten best bluegrass or fiddle or banjo records.”
Ken Irwin, quoted by Richard Henderson in “The Rounder Founders: The Billboard Interview—The Trio Talks of Three Decades,” Billboard, February 10, 2001.