Remembering Ralph Lewis (April 25 1928 – August 4, 2017) was born in Madison County. Ralph was a member of Easter Gap Baptist Church and was the founding member of the original bluegrass gospel group, “Land of the Sky Boys”. He was raised in a musical family with his brothers, who were already established musicians.
Category: APRIL BIRTHDAYS
Remembering Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Leonard Hollifield born, August 3, 1926 is one of Western North Carolina’s most respected guitarists. For more than thirty years, Hollifield has been the guitarist for the Stoney Creek Boys, the longtime host band at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and Shindig on the Green. Beautiful hammered dulcimer in this clip.
Remembering Delia Bell (April 16, 1938 – June 15, 2018) (nee Delia Nowell) was born in Bonham, Texas and helped to preserve the singing styles of the American West. In 1959 she married Bobby Bell, who had among his friends Bill Grant. That same year Delia Bell and Bill Grant, Oklahoma’s “grand old man of
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
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
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
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