Remembering Tommy Jackson (March 31, 1926 – December 9, 1979) the first great Nashville session fiddler, Tommy Jackson has probably been heard on more country records than any other musician. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, he dominated .the field, appearing: on records by every major star of the era, from Hank Williams to Bill Monroe,
Month: March 2018
Happy Birthday Barry Crabtree born, March 31, 1966, is an accomplished banjo player, born and raised in Clay City, KY. He spent 11 years with Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, He was also a member of the group Wildfire and The James King Band. Barry currently resides in Nashville TN.
Remembering Carl Story (May 29, 1916 – March 31, 1995) was an influential bluegrass musician and leader of his band the “Rambling Mountaineers” from Lenoir, NC. In the early 1930s, after winning a fiddle contest, he joined “J. E. Clark and the Lonesome Mountaineers” performing at WLVA in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1934, he formed the
Remembering Howard “Howdy” Forrester (March 31, 1922 – August 1, 1987), was an American bluegrass fiddler and a practiser of the “Texas” or “show fiddle” style. Forrester was born in Vernon, Tennessee into a family of many fiddlers—his father, grandfather and uncle played the fiddle. After his family moved to Nashville in the mid 1930s,
Happy Birthday Phil Leadbetter (born March 31, 1962) is one of the leading players of the resonator guitar. In 1994, Phil received a Grammy Nomination for “Best Bluegrass Album” at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards for his work with J. D. Crowe and the New South on the album “Flashback”. In 2005 and 2014 he
Remembering Leslie Keith (March 30, 1906 – December 28, 1977) was an American bluegrass musician. Known as a formidable fiddler who won many contests, Keith once played with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, as well as The Stanley Brothers. He is best known for the tune he put together out of pieces of
Happy Birthday Paul Williams (Real name: Paul Humphrey) born, March 30, 1935, from Wythe County, Virginia and lives in Morristown, Tennessee. He joined the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers as a teenager in 1951. When he and his brother Jimmy auditioned for that job, they called themselves The Williams Brothers. He has been known as Paul Willians
Remembering Harley Allen (January 23, 1956 – March 30, 2011) the youngest son of bluegrass Hall 0f Famer Red Allen. He began performing at age 12 with brothers Greg, Neal and Ronnie, recording two albums as The Allen Brothers. They disbanded in 1974 when Neal passed away from pneumonia while on the road. In 1975,
Happy Birthday Carl Harrell, born March 29, 1934, from Edenton, NC is a big supporter of bluegrass in eastern NC.
Happy Birthday Doug Flowers, born March 29, 1961 is a veteran bluegrass musician and songwriter from Hephzibah GA. Doug performed on the road as a teenager with Betty Fisher and Flatbed, and after graduating college, formed the bluegrass band Avalanche with Eddie Hoyle, Jim Iler, David Blackmon and Chris Black. This group worked throughout Georgia