Bruce Osbon was a native of the Hoosier state of Indiana, growing up
in a town called Lyons. While he was in high school, his musical
talents got the attention of Uncle Bob Hardy and the Hayloft Frolic show.
Bruce became a member of the troupe and his exceptional talent, Uncle Bob
relates, was one of the strong features of the show whether it be on
television or during their tours thoughout southern Indiana and Eastern
The Hayloft Frolic troupe that visited the United Nations forces
over in Japan, Korea and Germany in 1957 and 1958 included Bruce's talents.
When the curtain finally came down on the Hayloft Frolic show,
Bruce packed his guitar and headed down to the center of the country
music industry then to try his luck, Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry.
Fans heard his guitar licks for many years on recordings behind
Porter Wagoner, Jim Ed Brown and Dolly Parton.
In 2007, Uncle Bob tells us that Bruce is happily married, semi-retired
and still finds time to strum a chord or two when the spirit moves him.
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- Hillbilly-Music.com wishes to express its appreciation to
Uncle Bob Hardy for providing his recollection of Bruce Osbon's career.