Remembering Thomas W. “Tom” Riggs (March 3, 1936 – August 30, 2014), Pinecastle Records founder and former owner. Tom left an indelible mark on the bluegrass music industry and will be remembered not only for the way he conducted business but for the many artists that he encouraged and helped establish. Tom was born
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Remembering Colonel” Tom Riggs (March 3, 1936 – July 30, 2014) was born in Louisville to the late Walter and Marcella Riggs. He was a devout Roman Catholic who faithfully lived his religion by helping to start several churches and training the servers for worship ministries. Mr. Riggs was a Boy Scout advocate by first
Remembering Johnnie “Cleo” Davis (March 9, 1919 – July 17, 1986) was an American musician who gained prominence as “the original Blue Grass Boy” playing guitar and mando In Florida he formed a group, and played on radio WLAK with a long time friend, Floyd Lewis, for about fourteen years. In the years in Florida,
Remembering James Robert “Bob” Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was universally known as the King of Western Swing (although Spade Cooley self-promoted the moniker “King Of Western Swing” from 1942 to 1969).
Remembering Lyman Enloe (March 14, 1906 – April 12, 1997) was born on March 14, 1906, in Cole County, Missouri, on the northern edge of the Ozarks. He grew up in a musical family. His father, Elijah “Lige” Enloe, was a renowned fiddler who played for square dances throughout the region. Lyman got his training
Remembering Tommy Jackson (March 31, 1926 – December 9, 1979) the first great Nashville session fiddler, Tommy Jackson has probably been heard on more country records than any other musician. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, he dominated .the field, appearing: on records by every major star of the era, from Hank Williams to Bill Monroe,
Happy Birthday Barry Crabtree born, March 31, 1966, is an accomplished banjo player, born and raised in Clay City, KY. He spent 11 years with Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, He was also a member of the group Wildfire and The James King Band. Barry currently resides in Nashville TN.
Remembering Howard “Howdy” Forrester (March 31, 1922 – August 1, 1987), was an American bluegrass fiddler and a practiser of the “Texas” or “show fiddle” style. Forrester was born in Vernon, Tennessee into a family of many fiddlers—his father, grandfather and uncle played the fiddle. After his family moved to Nashville in the mid 1930s,
Happy Birthday Phil Leadbetter (born March 31, 1962) is one of the leading players of the resonator guitar. In 1994, Phil received a Grammy Nomination for “Best Bluegrass Album” at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards for his work with J. D. Crowe and the New South on the album “Flashback”. In 2005 and 2014 he
Remembering Leslie Keith (March 30, 1906 – December 28, 1977) was an American bluegrass musician. Known as a formidable fiddler who won many contests, Keith once played with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, as well as The Stanley Brothers. He is best known for the tune he put together out of pieces of