Category: JUNE BIRTHDAYS

June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995 Remembering Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Remembering Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American folk singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television. He began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk-songs. In the 1960s he successfully crossed over into country

June 20, 1910 – February 9, 2004 Remembering Pauline “Mom” Lewis

Remembering Pauline “Mom” Lewis (June 20, 1910 – February 9, 2004) from a humble beginning in 1951, the Lewis Family rose to prominence as an icon of bluegrass gospel music to untold thousands of fans throughout the United States and Canada and wherever else throughout the world the music is played. It was October 25,

June 17, 1929 – January 28, 1984 Remembering Earl Taylor

Remembering Earl Taylor (June 17, 1929 – January 28, 1984) was the leader of one of the more significant traditional bluegrass bands from the late 1950s through to the early 1980s. In April 1959, Earl Taylor and Stoney Mountain Boys had the distinction of being the first bluegrass band to play on the Carnegie Hall

June 24, 1918 – December 21, 1989 Remembering Johnny Bailes

Remembering Johnny Bailes (June 24, 1918 – December 21, 1989) – From the mid-’40s through the ’50s the Bailes Brothers were among the most popular close-harmony duets. There were actually four brothers — Kyle, Johnnie, Walter, and Homer — but they seldom worked together as an entire group, instead pairing off for performances. In 1944,

June 5, 1950 – December 14, 1997 “Rick” Abrams

Richard Anthony “Rick” Abrams (June 5, 1950 – December 14, 1997) banjo frailing was described as simultaneously contemporarily inventive and traditionally accurate. He had a passion for music and led a local old-timey string band he’d whimsically named the Piney Creek Weasels. Interesting that in November, 2006, Carl Pagter, who served two 3-year terms until

June 6, 1931 – November 19, 2004 Remembering “Charlie” Cline

Remembering Charles “Charlie” Cline (June 6, 1931 – November 19, 2004) an American bluegrass fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, known for being the sideman of several legendary bluegrass groups from the 1950s and well into the 1980s. Cline recorded 32 songs with Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys between 1952 and 1955. In the following years, he