Month: May 2018

May 25 Happy Birthday “Tom” T. Hall

Happy Birthday Thomas “Tom” T. Hall (born May 25, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 12 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA” and the

May 24 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike Lilly

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike Lilly born, May 24, 1949, who is one of the great banjo players of the 1970s and ’80s. He and Wendy Miller are forever joined in history as part of the classic early version of Larry Sparks’ Lonesome Ramblers. After leaving Sparks, they formed their own band, Country Grass, in the mid-70’s.

May 24 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dale Martin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dale Martin born, May 24, 1987 is a member of The Bluegrass Martins…Dale has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old and is a multi award winning musician!

December 14, 1941 – May 24, 2016 Remembering “Ray” Hesson

Remembering Raymond David Hesson “Ray” Hesson,(December 14, 1941 – May 24, 2016) was a fixture in the DC-area bluegrass scene since the 1960s when he taught banjo and guitar in local music stores. He first met and befriended Ben Eldridge and Mike Auldridge when they taught together at the same facility, long before there were


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ken Irwin (Rounder Records) born, May 23, 1944. Rounder Records based in Nashville, Tennessee , is an American independent record label, founded in 1970 by Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton-Levy, while all three were university students. Among Rounder’s artists is bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss who had been with the label for


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LeRoy Troy born, May 23, 1966 is an old-time clawhammer banjo player performing old-time music humorous or comedy songs, with fine fiddling and excellent harmony singing by Lester and son Mike Armistead. Troy often uses a washboard with various sound making devices affixed to it. Troy debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in

May 23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti Chapman

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti Chapman born, May 23, 1955 member of THE CHAPMANS (formed in 1989) with Bill and Patti Chapman (dad and mom) and three sons, John, Jeremy and Jason. In 1998 they won the SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band Championship in Nashville, and in 2002, the IBMA award for Emerging Artist of the Year. Video

May 23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY “Mac” Wiseman

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Malcolm B. “Mac” Wiseman born, May 23, 1925 is an American bluegrass singer, nicknamed The Voice with a Heart. In 1993 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. In 2014 he was the inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the same year, he also released a