Month: November 2017

December 1 Remembering Daniel Bailey

Remembering Daniel Bailey (December 1, 1918 March 22, 2004) of The Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys, was part of an American bluegrass act widely considered to be among the first to cultivate the duo harmony vocal technique widely used in modern bluegrass music today. Charlie Bailey (February 11, 1916 – March 12, 2004)

December 1 Remembering Carter Stanley

Remembering Carter Glen Stanley (August 27, 1925 – December 1, 1966) was a bluegrass music lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitar player. He and his brother Ralph formed “The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys” band. The Stanley Brothers are generally acknowledged as the first band after “Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys”

March 23, 1915, – November 30, 2001 Remembering “Pappy” Sherrill

Remembering Homer “Pappy” Lee Sherrill (March 23, 1915, – November 30, 2001) was an American Old Time and Bluegrass fiddler was born in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina. Pappy received his first fiddle, a tin model from Sears and Roebuck, at the age of seven. His first professional performance was in 1928 at Radio Station WSOC

November 30 Remembering Steve Waller

Remembering Steve Waller of the Sawtooth Mountain Boys (November 30, 1945 – June 26, 2015) was from Sale Creek, Tennessee, the leader of the Sawtooth Mountain Volunteers and later the Sawtooth Mountain Boys. Waller had played traditional bluegrass music since 1965. For many years Waller hosted an annual Pickin’ Party and it was during those

November 30 Happy Birthday Jeannie Kendall

Happy Birthday Jeannie Kendall born, November 30, 1954 of The Kendalls, an American country music duo, consisting of Royce Kendall (September 25, 1935 – May 22, 1998) and his daughter Jeannie Kendall (born November 30, 1954). Between the 1960s and 1990s, they released sixteen albums on various labels, including five on Mercury Records. Between 1977

November 29 Happy Birthday Randy Waller

Happy Birthday Randy Waller born, November 29, 1959 grew up surrounded by the music of the Country Gentlemen. “Those musicians were like family to me,” he says of giants like Eddie Adcock, Jimmy Gaudreau, Bill Yates, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas and Doyle Lawson. Spending the school year on a farm with his father’s sister in

August 5, 1953 – November 28, 2003 Remembering Frank Edmonsen

Remembering Frank G. Edmonsen (August 5, 1953 – November 28, 2003) was born in Denver, Colorado to Fan and Bill Edmonson. He grew up in Lakewood and Arvada and graduated from Arvada High School in 1971. He soon moved to Gold Hill, Colorado, where he was a founding member of the J. B. Stetson Sweat

January 17, 1920 – November 27, 2000 Remembering Walter Bailes

Remembering Walter Bailes (January 17, 1920 – November 27, 2000) a member of the famous country music group “The Bailes Brothers”, he was a writer of religious and secular songs and wrote most of his group’s music. His best known works included “Dust on the Bible,” and “Give Mother My Crown.” The former was often

September 26, 1936 – November 26, 2010 Remembering Leroy Maxey Drumm

Remembering Leroy Maxey Drumm (September 26, 1936 – November 26, 2010) was born in Algonac, Michigan is an American and a bluegrass/country music songwriter who served in the United States Navy, in the 3rd Division as a sonar man aboard the USS Soley (DD-707), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer and deployed to the Mediterranean from