Month: June 2018

June 19 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jay Armsworthy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jay Armsworthy, June 19th. Jay started his radio career on January 17, 1993 on AM WPTX radio in Lexington Park, Maryland playing Bluegrass music for a 1 hour show he called “The Bluegrass Hour”. Nestled off the coast of the Chesapeake Bay, he changed the name of his show to “Bluegrass on the

June 18 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul McCartney

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul McCartney June 18, 1942 McCartney primarily flatpicks while playing acoustic guitar, though he also uses elements of fingerpicking. Examples of his acoustic guitar playing on Beatles tracks include “Yesterday”, “I’m Looking Through You”, “Michelle”, “Blackbird”, “I Will”, “Mother Nature’s Son” and “Rocky Raccoon”.[242] McCartney singled out “Blackbird” as a personal favourite and

July 23, 1922 – June 18, 1988 Remembering Jake Tullock

Remembering Jake Tullock (July 23, 1922 – June 18, 1988), “Cousin Jake” Tullock was a member of the Foggy Mountain Boys, the legendary bluegrass band that backed country music Hall of Fame duo Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Known by his stage name of “Jake” or “Cousin Jake”, he played upright bass and sang tenor

June 18 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tim Austin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tim Austin June 18, 1961 is an American musician and former founding member of the Lonesome River Band. He has performed with numerous artists, including Carlos Santana, Roebuck “Pops” Staples, Buddy Guy, and Marty Raybon. As a young musician in the late 1970s, Austin was traveling with the Bluegrass Cardinals, selling records, tapes

June 16 First recording of the Orange Blossom Special

First recording of the Orange Blossom Special (by the Rouse Brothers), June 16, 1939 The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special”, about the passenger train of the same name, was written by Ervin T. Rouse (1917–1981) in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The

June 14 “C.F.” Martin III assumed control of C.F. Martin & Co.

Christian Friedrich “C.F.” Martin III assumed control of C.F. Martin & Co. and lead the company until his death on June 14, 1986. His father ran the company from ran the company from 1888 to 1945. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world’s oldest surviving producer of

June 15 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenny Blackwell

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenny Blackwell born, June 15, 1955 Mandolinist and guitarist, who studied with the legendary Jethro Burns, has been a fixture in the West Coast bluegrass scene since 1978. He is known for his extensive studio work on various projects, as well as his collaborations with progressive fiddler Richard Greene and his membership in

August 5, 1924 – June 15, 1965 Remembering Pee Wee Lambert

Remembering Pee Wee Lambert (born Darrell Lambert August 5, 1924 – June 15, 1965) was a mandolinist who worked with The Stanley Brothers. He left the group in 1950. He sang in a “high voice” like Bill Monroe. He highly admired Monroe. In addition to singing like him he is said to have imitated Bill