Nu-Cut Road

For Bookings and Information - contact

Clarence Kelly ... (937) 873-9854 or (937) 277-5457

Clarence Kelly was the lead singer for BLUEGRASS LEGENDS and has one great bluegrass band with Nu-Cut Road. They have appeared for Robert White at Perrysburg and Sandusky; at the Country Stage in Nova, Ohio and will be at the Goldwing Express Festival in Leslie, Michigan this year. You can see them at the Commodore's Place in the Fall!

The band consists of Clarence Kelly on mandolin. He is a gifted songwriter and has the ability to take you with him into his vision. Clarence also plays guitar and comes from a musical background. His father Sanford Kelly was a very gifted old time fiddler who taught him not to compromise the music of his ancestors. Clarence has played the Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky area as a lead singer with various bands. He has a talent for making you laugh or cry through the deliveries of a song.

Carlos Brock a rhythm, lead guitar and vocalist, has the traditional sound needed for singing with his own style that captivates the audience. Carlos has been an impressive force in Bluegrass Music since the 50's when he performed with the Brock Family. He then went with Bill Monroe as a "Bluegrass Boy". White with Monroe be performed on the Grand Ole Opry. When Bill Monroe died, Carlos was one of the people who sang at the funeral. Carlos had to leave Monroe to serve in the army. In 1953 he was on the first recording with Sonny Osborne. He was an original member of the "Country Partners" and has recorded for RCA Victor.

Charlie Hoskins is the banjo player for the band having moved from Bass when Noah Crase left the band. Charlie has a long history with Bluegrass Music, having played with Earl Taylor and many others. Charlie and wife Wilma had a band for many years. Charlie has a gift for making you laugh while enjoying his musical talents.

Ralph Smith pays guitar for the band. He is well known in the industry. Ralph played with Ralph Stanley, Dave Evans, the Bluegrass Strangers and others. Ralph grew up with Keith Whitley and cousin Wayne Lewis. Ralph has a driving style that keeps the music on an even keel. He is also a good vocalist for the group.

The newest member of the group is. JJ Arnold. JJ is from Dayton Ohio, the only member that is not a native Kentuckian. JJ plays bass and keeps the rhythm and drive going steady. JJ played in country bands for several years. He is no stranger to Bluegrass and is an asset to the group.

Nu Cut Road is a very entertaining band that will make you laugh and cry in the same instant. These guys are energy from start to finish and will be an asset to any festival or show.



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westvon publishing, llc. • p.o. box 501 • maumee, ohio 43537 • (419) 250-1096

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