Osborne Brothers

Description
After performing individually with Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe, and other headliners in the 1940s, Sonny (b.1937) and Bobby (b. 1931) Osborne became one of the most popular and innovative bluegrass groups of the postwar era. Experimenting in the mid-1960s, they added piano, steel guitar, and electric instruments. While these ventures angered traditionalists, their innovative sound attracted a new younger audience to country music.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
negative
1974
print
2003
maker
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
ID Number
2003.0169.040
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.040
subject
Photography
Art
Family & Social Life
Cultures & Communities
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
event
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry

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