Jimmy Maynard

(guitar - 1961, 1962, 1964)
Photo by Jim Peva. Click for full version.

As a Blue Grass Boy: Jimmy Maynard began working with Bill Monroe in 1959 after playing with him casually backstage at the Opry. Initially working as a fill-in, he became a regular Blue Grass Boy for several stints, and played on four recording sessions in 1961 and 1964. He was a member of the band when Monroe made his Carnegie Hall debut in November 1961.

Recording Sessions: 11/9/1961, 11/10/1961, 12/4/1961, 2/3/1964

Before and After: Maynard worked with Curly Seckler, Curtis McPeake, and the McCormick Brothers before joining Monroe's band. In the early 60s he took a day job, limiting his touring, but around the same time formed the Cumberland Mountain Boys, a group which also included Johnny Montgomery. McPeake and Charlie Smith also played with the group at times. He continued to play with this group until 1989.