Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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Musical History of Teddy Laughrey

Musical Influences

Teddy Laughrey grew up in southwestern Indiana, and has loved bluegrass music since he was a child.

Musical Career

Teddy Laughrey and Buckskin was formed in 1975, and was one of the staff bands for Bill Monroe's Brown County Jamboree in Bean Blossom for 17 years where they performed Easter Sunday shows with Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff and Earnest Tubb.

After winning second place at the Marion County Fair contest in 1978, the group spent the summer of 1979 at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH.  They performed before 3 million people that summer, and also played the festival circuit in northern Ohio and Michigan.  The group also toured Ohio, Michigan and Iowa in 1980 for the Continental Restaurant System.

Teddy plays an aggressive, upbeat and crowd-pleasing mandolin style.  He is also an accomplished fiddle player, guitar player and song writer.

Memorable Moments

Teddy performed twice at the Grand Old Opry as a guest of Bill Monroe.   At the age of 21, he placed in the top 5 at the National Mandolin Contest in Winfield, KS.

Hall of Fame

Teddy was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2012.

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Last update on 21 Mar 2017