March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975 Remembering “Bob” Wills

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).

March 14, 1906 – April 12, 1997 Remembering Lyman Enloe

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

March 31, 1926 – December 9, 1979 Remembering Tommy Jackson

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,

March 31 Happy Birthday Barry Crabtree

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.

March 31, 1922 – August 1, 1987 Remembering Howard “Howdy” Forrester

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,

March 31 Happy Birthday Phil Leadbetter

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

March 30, 1906 – December 28, 1977 Remembering Leslie Keith

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

March 30 Happy Birthday Paul Williams

Happy Birthday Paul Williams (Real name: Paul Humphrey) born, March 30, 1935, from Wythe County, Virginia and lives in Morristown, Tennessee. He joined the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers as a teenager in 1951. When he and his brother Jimmy auditioned for that job, they called themselves The Williams Brothers. He has been known as Paul Willians

March 29 Happy Birthday Doug Flowers

Happy Birthday Doug Flowers, born March 29, 1961 is a veteran bluegrass musician and songwriter from Hephzibah GA. Doug performed on the road as a teenager with Betty Fisher and Flatbed, and after graduating college, formed the bluegrass band Avalanche with Eddie Hoyle, Jim Iler, David Blackmon and Chris Black. This group worked throughout Georgia