Darrell Webb is a Grammy nominated session musician as well as an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) and SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) award winner. He has recorded with Dolly Parton, Bobby Hicks, Marty Raybon and the queen of bluegrass Rhonda Vincent. His 20 year career includes performing with legendary banjo pioneer J.D. Crowe and the Lonesome River Band. Darrell has appeared on stage with Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Dierks Bentley, Doyle Lawson, and Ken Mellons.
Darrell Webb is famous for his version of the Stanley Brothers tune, Little Maggie. Little Maggie is his most requested song and can be found on his “Live at Bellamys” CD as well as Smash Hits of Bluegrass Vol. 1. His amazing high tenor vocals usually leave him red-faced and his fans on their feet.
Darrell Webb plays an Iwamoto mandolin and a Hook Mandolin. Both mandolins are finely crafted artisan mandolins. Takeshi Iwamoto and Chris Shelton of Hook Mandolins custom made each instrument to fit Darrell’s preferences and style. Darrell met Takeshi at Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, IN. Takeshi built Darrell’s instrument in Japan and several other instruments for Acoustic World. Chris Shelton lives in North Carolina and crafts fine instruments under the Hook label.
Darrell’s first mandolin was built by John Hutto who passed away in 2004. He was from Augusta, Georgia but was living in Tennessee at the time of his death. Our best research shows he built around 150 mandolins in his lifetime. The Hutto Mandolin is one of the most sought out instruments in all of traditional bluegrass and roots music.
Darrell Webb plays a C.F. Martin D-18 guitar.