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About the video
Don Rigsby & Midnight Call perform "Hillbilly Heartache" at The Mountaineer
Opry House in Milton, WV. 5/2/09
About the artist
Eastern Kentucky native Don Rigsby discovered bluegrass music early in life,
nurturing his interest through Ralph Stanley records and hanging out with two of
Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys, Ricky Skaggs (who happens to be Don's
cousin) and Keith Whitley. Soon enough, he would move on to make his own
mark with his powerful tenor and distinctive mandolin playing.
Don first began to pursue a musical career while in college. He emerged on the
national scene with the Bluegrass Cardinals. Subsequently he hooked up with
J.D. Crowe and the New South. He has also done stints with Charlie Sizemore
and Vern Gosdin and eventually became a member of the award-winning
Lonesome River Band. In addition, he filled in with the Seldom Scene upon the
sudden death of John Duffey, and has been involved with Longview, Rounder's
super-group comprised of top-ranked traditional bluegrass artists. The late '90s
found him releasing solo recordings and undertaking a series of "brother duo"
albums with Dudley Connell. ~ Erik Hage, All Music Guide