Hiltons, VA -- Melvin Goins has been playing mountain string music for more than 60 years. The music he does became known as bluegrass about the time Melvin and his brother, Ray, started playing professionally. The Goins Brothers performed together until Ray retired from touring in 1994. Melvin has shared the stage with people like Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, Paul Williams, Jim & Jessee McReynolds, and many others. He currently resides in the state of Kentucky. In October, 2009, Melvin, Bobby Osborne, and Paul Williams were inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame for their work with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers. Melvin played bass for Ralph and Carter Stanley and did a comedy act on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider. In March of this year, Melvin was honored along with his late brother as part of the 2011 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Come and experience this bluegrass pioneer
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia.