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Ron Inscore

Ron Inscore

A native of Ararat, Virginia, mandolin player and harmony vocalist Ron Inscore is deeply rooted in traditional bluegrass music and has been playing mandolin and guitar since the age of 8.  Ron started playing music as part of a duet with his cousin, Texas & Tennessee brother John R. Bowman, by playing at churches and other local events.  Late in the 1980s, Ron became a part of the award-winning band Appalachian Trail and played with them for several years.  He later joined forces with Shannon Slaughter to form Savannah Road.  After that, he headed out on the road (and into the studio) with the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band (with Steve Huber on banjo) for a three-year run.  Even though he doesn’t spend all his time touring and recording as a musician, his talents bring him opportunities to sit in with bands such as Mountain Heart and The Boxcars.  He again teamed up with Shannon Slaughter and his wife, Heather, to form Shannon Slaughter & County Clare in 2010, and continues playing with them to this day.  Ron is an avid history buff who enjoys life, and especially fishing, on the family farm in Ararat with his wife Tonya.