Category: AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

Remembering “Rose” Maddox August 15, 1925 – April 15, 1998

Mike Dillard Photos: RIP Rose Maddox … My son was born on her birthday Aug. 15th. Remembering Roselea Arbana “Rose” Maddox, (August 15, 1925 – April 15, 1998), was an American country singer-songwriter and fiddle player, who was the lead singer with the Maddox Brothers and Rose before a successful solo career. Her musical styles

August 12, 1957 – March 29, 2006 Remembering Mike Lantz

Remembering Mike Lantz (August 12, 1957 – March 29, 2006) was a co-founder of the popular Colorado-based band Front Range. Denver-born Mike Lantz, played mandolin and sang tenor vocals. He balanced his musical career with his work with kids at the Children’s Hospital and Denver school system.

August 4, 1932 – March 4, 1973 Remembering Scott Stoneman

Remembering Scott Stoneman (August 4, 1932 – March 4, 1973), born Calvin Scott “Scotty” Stoneman, was an American bluegrass and country fiddler, five-time National Fiddle Champion and a member of the Bluegrass Champs, the Kentucky Colonels and the Stoneman Family band. Noted for his wild, improvisational style, Stoneman originally learned to play from his maternal

August 17, 1921 – January 23, 1993 Remembering Wayne Raney

Remembering Wayne Raney (August 17, 1921 – January 23, 1993) was an American country singer and harmonica player. He recorded a gospel album called Don’t Try to Be What You Ain’t. Eventually he went into semi-retirement, running his own chicken farm and performing only occasionally in the late 1960s and 1970s. While he appeared sporadically

August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007 Remembering “Dan” Fogelberg

Remembering Daniel Grayling “Dan” Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. He is best known for his early 1980s hits, including “Longer” (1980), “Leader of the Band” (1981), and “Same

August 5, 1953 – November 28, 2003 Remembering Frank Edmonsen

Remembering Frank G. Edmonsen (August 5, 1953 – November 28, 2003) was born in Denver, Colorado to Fan and Bill Edmonson. He grew up in Lakewood and Arvada and graduated from Arvada High School in 1971. He soon moved to Gold Hill, Colorado, where he was a founding member of the J. B. Stetson Sweat

August 31 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rick Walton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rick Walton born, August 31, bass player for The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, a native of Louisiana and son of a Methodist preacher, has been playing the string bass for right at fifty years. Over the years, Rick has played bass with numerous bands, first during his four years in college in Louisiana, then

August 31 Remembering Fred E. Smith

Remembering Fred E. Smith born, (August 31, 1924 – June 4, 2006) whose comedy and musical talents were enjoyed by many in East Tennessee and Nashville with Red Rector as the comedy duo “Red and Fred, the Spivey Mountain Boys” on the Mid-day Merry-Go-Round at WNOX, and the Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour. In Sevier

August 31 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim Gabeheart

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim Gabeheart born, August 31, 1961 plays banjo and co-fronts a bluegrass band with his wife Valerie.  As an Assistant Prosecutor in Lincoln County, WV, Jim works a flexible schedule to ensure that Jim & Valerie Gabeheart can make performance arrangements on the long time line required for major festivals and concert venues, and