Rex Yetman
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Rex Yetman
Rex Yetman
BornDecember 19,1933
Jamestown, Newfoundland, Canada
DiedDecember 2009 (aged 75–76)
York County Boys

Rex Yetman (1933 – December 18, 2009) hailed from Jamestown, Newfoundland, Canada.

He was one of the founding members of the York County Boys, Canada's first bluegrass band,[1] who played around Ontario and eastern Canada through the 1960s and early 1970s. They recorded "You Done Me Wrong" and "Down The Road Blues".[2] Yetman played mandolin and sang on the album, Bluegrass Jamboree with the York County Boys, which was the first bluegrass album released in Canada. The York County Boys appeared on the Tommy Hunter Show and Country Music Hall.[3]

He most recently played with Crooked Stovepipe[4] of St. John's, who were awarded the East Coast Music Association's bluegrass album of the year in 2006.

Yetman died in December 2009, at the age of 76.[2]


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  2. ^ a b - accessed December 2009
  3. ^ Strings, newsletter of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society, January 2010
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