Welcome to the Mountain Memories Bluegrass Album web site
Family crossing Linefork creek in the 1960's. Look familiar?
Your complete source of information concerning Merrell Boggs and his music.
Click here to hear a sample of the Mountain Memories Bluegrass album while you surf the remainder of the website.
Merrell is married to his lovely wife Joan and they reside in Piqua, Ohio. Merrell was born in Knox County, Kentucky and lived in a little valley in Letcher County called Linefork which is shadowed by the Pine Mountain.
Merrell was heavily influenced by many of his family members who are to this day musical geniuses and has been playing bluegrass music since he was 10 years old.
Merrell has played with some of the best musicians in the field such as Darren McGuire, Red Allen, Barbara Gilliam, the entire Halcomb clan, George Boggs, James Estep, The Cumberland Boys, Rising Tide, Southern Strings,, Kentucky Heritage, Kentucky Ridge, Wilber & Frank Carpenter,Roy Lee Centers and now Rock Island Plow Company. His instrument of choice is the Banjo but he also plays Dobro, Mandolin, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, and sings baritone backup vocals.
Merrell would like to share his "Mountain Memories" with you. This music is steeped in the rich ethnic heritage of his ancestors who called Southeastern Kentucky their home and is one of the most refined examples of Bluegrass Music you will ever hear.
The songs are all original and written mostly by Merrell Boggs and a young man named Darren McGuire. Darren is now a member of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver; second only to Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder on the bluegrass scene.
Darren's lonesome tenor voice adds incredible soul to the album and every musical note is absolutely flawless. Look for more biographies of the other band members at a later date and time.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the bluegrass album "Mountain Memories", send $15 cash or USPS money order to the following address:
James M. Boggs
707 Willard Street
Piqua Ohio, 45356
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Price includes shipping and handling within the Continental United States.
Here you will find links to other Halcomb and Boggs family websites as well as other points of interest to those whose heritage lies deep in the hollows and meadows of this beautiful region we know as home.
Click here for directions to Linefork, Kentucky
Click here to link to Myspace.
Click here to see Merrell Boggs playing mandolin on his song "Linefork". Also see Merrell playing many other songs on my Youtube site.
Click here for the Pine Mountain Settlement School.
Click here for the Halcomb Home Place
Click here for photos taken in Letcher County in the mid 1960's to early 1970's.
Click here for links to Kingdom Come State Park
Click here for Harlan County ATV Trails
Thanks for visiting.