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
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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”. McCartney singled out “Blackbird” as a personal favourite and
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
Remembering David Akeman (June 17, 1916 – November 10, 1973), better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), from his tall and thin body physique) was a legend at the Grand Ole Opry and one of the stars of television’s Hee Haw. Along with his long-time partner and Hee Haw (1969) co-star Grandpa Jones, he was
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
Happy Birthday Caleb Smith was born on June 15th and has spent all his life in Haywood County, North Carolina. Coming from a musical family, Caleb began playing music at the age of 7. In 2002 he was influential in starting the bluegrass gospel band Harvest. With Harvest, Caleb traveled all over the eastern U.S.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY June 15 1933, in Littlefield, Texas, Waylon Jennings, singer, songwriter, and musician. Jennings, who once worked as a DJ, played bass with Buddy Holly, Jennings unintentionally missing flying with Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on the flight on which they died. In 1976 he released the album Wanted! The Outlaws with
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Holly Poirer, Terry Poirier’s sweet wife, born on June 14th~! She spends many hours alone while Terry plays his stand-up bass with The Little Roy and Lizzie Show. She loves all things bluegrass music and going to Jams, Bluegrass shows and watching Terrie play. She loves reading (especially mystery novels), playing board
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenny Stinson, born July 14, 1971, is from Kokomo, Indiana and is currently living in Franklin, Kentucky. Kenny Stinson has been performing professionally in the Bluegrass Circuit for over thirty years. At the age of 16, Kenny signed a major recording contract to sing Southern Bluegrass Gospel music with his family. After touring
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob Black born, June 14, 1949 toured and recorded with Bill Monroe during the 70’s, learning about songwriting and performing. He and his wife, Kristi, draw on bluegrass, folk, and gospel music traditions to create their original duets and instrumentals. Bob has performed with Ricky Skaggs, John Hartford, Rhonda Vincent and many others.