Remembering Josh Graves (September 27, 1929 – September 30, 2006) was an American bluegrass musician. Also known by the nicknames “Buck,” and “Uncle Josh,” he is credited with introducing the resonator guitar (Dobro) into bluegrass music shortly after joining Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1955. He was inducted into the
Month: September 2017
Goodbye September! “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Bluegrass Tribute to Green Day – Pickin’ On Series Try to Remember, The Brothers Four
Stanley Brothers record “How Mountain Girls Can Love,” September 30, 1959
Happy Birthday Phil Rosenthal born, September 30, 1949 is from Guilford, Connecticut and plays all the bluegrass instruments (guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass). He had a group called Apple Country 1970-75, and 1976-78, a band with his wife Beth called “Old Dog.” During the years of 1978-1986, he played guitar and sang lead with the
Happy Birthday Carmella Ramsey born, September 30, 1972 is a world class singer, fiddler and alto saxophonist. She’s an incredible songwriter. She’s worked with James Taylor, Olivia Newton John, Reba, Patty Loveless, and Carly Simon. She is the wife of Kenny Vaughan, “Cuz’n Kenny,” as Marty Stuart affectionately called him as a member of his
Happy Birthday John Martin “Marty” Stuart (born September 30, 1958) is an American country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In the early 1990s, he had a successful string of country hits.
Remembering Gene Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) America’s singing cowboy, during his career Autry scored 25 successive Top 10 Country hits. He died on 2nd October 1998 aged 91.
Happy Birthday Dan Crary born, September 29, 1939 also known as “Deacon Dan Crary.” He is regarded as one of the top flat-pick guitarists in bluegrass, one of the early pioneers of the style. He was a founding member of the Bluegrass Alliance (originators of the “Newgrass” style). 1974-2004, besides performing as a professional musician,
Remembering Clarence “Tom” Ashley (September 29, 1895 – June 2, 1967) was an American musician and singer, who played the clawhammer banjo and the guitar. He began performing at medicine shows in the Southern Appalachian region as early as 1911, and gained initial fame during the late 1920s as both a solo recording artist and
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Fred Travers, September 29, one of the top Dobro™ players in bluegrass. He learned to play Dobro™ from Mike Auldridge. In 1989-1995 he worked with the Gary Ferguson Band and also with Paul Adkins and the Borderline Band. He joined the Seldom Scene in 1995, replacing Mike Auldridge. He is now retired