Category: APRIL BIRTHDAYS

April 2, 1949 – May 17, 2018 Remembering “Jon” Sholle

Remembering Jonathan T “Jon” Sholle, (April 2, 1949 – May 17, 2018) in New York City, was an American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and musician who played bluegrass, jazz, rock, country, roots music, and folk music. While he started playing professionally as early as high school, over his 40+ year career, Sholle worked with such musicians as

Happy Birthday to my friend Jeanie Stanley, born April 30, 1962, the youngest child of Carter and Mary Stanley. Sadly, Carter Stanley died on December 1, 1966, at the age of 41. Jeanie was four years old at the time. Jeanie heard many stories from her mother about her dad, his travels and his music,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rob McCoury April 30, 1971, was born in York County, Pennsylvania. It was in York County that he made his home for the first 24 years of his life. In January of 1992, Ronnie and his wife Allison made the move to Nashville, TN and it is here they have resided since that

April 29 Happy Birthday Willie Nelson

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson, April 29, 1933, country music singer-songwriter, (He was born on April 29, 1933, but his birth was recorded on April 30). Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. Along with Neil Young

April 28 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gene Parker

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gene Parker born, April 28, 1942, the original banjo player of Lost and Found Band is known for his hard-driving, yet innovative style. Gene is also a great baritone singer. The Low Down with Barry Bales relates: “From the stories I’ve heard, he can be quite a character, sometimes taking his banjo completely

April 28, 1963 – October 24, 2003 Remembering Jimmy Campbell

Remembering Jimmy Campbell (April 28, 1963 – October 24, 2003) came along on the bluegrass scene when many of the older legends were looking for fresh blood to fill out the ranks of their groups. Thus greenhorn fiddler Jimmy Campbell was able to play with Bill Monroe, as well as with Jim and Jesse McReynolds

April 27 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Herb Pederson

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Herb Pederson born, April 27, 1944 in Berkeley, CA, a longtime staple of the bluegrass scene, singer and multi-instrumentalist was the child of a policeman. He was introduced to country music at numerous Bay Area folk festivals, finding kindred spirits in fellow aspiring musicians like Jerry Garcia and David Nelson. In his mid-teens,

April 27, 1909 – October 27, 1979 Remembering Jimmie Skinner

Remembering Jimmie Skinner (April 27, 1909 – October 27, 1979) held many hats during his lifetime, including DJ, songwriter, performer, label owner, and owner of a mail-order record business and retail store in Cincinnati, Ohio. Skinner was born in Blue Lick, near Berea, Kentucky. In his teens, he moved with his family to Hamilton, Ohio

April 27 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darin Aldridge

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darin Aldridge, born April 27, 1977, and his wife form the duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge. Darin spent 6 years (1995-2004) playing mandolin as a member of the acclaimed County Gentleman and is a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Drawing on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the duo has placed at

April 26 HAPPY BIRTHDAY “Mac Martin”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY William “Mac Martin” Colleran born, April 26, 1925 For over fifty years, Mac Martin has led a high quality Bluegrass band in the Pittsburgh area. Although Mac and his Dixie Travelers have not made a large number of personal appearances outside of the region of western Pennsylvania, their quality recordings have won them