Category: MAY BIRTHDAYS

May 29, 1916 – March 31, 1995 Remembering Carl Story

Remembering Carl Story (May 29, 1916 – March 31, 1995) was an influential bluegrass musician and leader of his band the “Rambling Mountaineers” from Lenoir, NC. In the early 1930s, after winning a fiddle contest, he joined “J. E. Clark and the Lonesome Mountaineers” performing at WLVA in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1934, he formed the

May 8, 1928 – March 13, 2001 Remembering Benny Martin

Remembering Benny Martin (May 8, 1928 – March 13, 2001) was an American bluegrass fiddler who invented the 8-string fiddle. Born in Sparta, Tennessee in White County, his father and two of his sisters played music professionally. From childhood, he learned the fiddle taught to him by Carl Alverson, Sr., of Sparta and ukulele, as

May 13, 1916 – March 7, 1963 Remembering Jack Anglin

Remembering Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 – March 7, 1963) was an American country music singer best known as a member of the Anglin Brothers, and later Johnnie & Jack with Johnnie Wright. Anglin was born on a farm near Columbia, Tennessee. He worked at a local hosiery mill and became acquainted with his future

May 8, 1922 – December 3, 2013 Remembering Homer Abraham Bailes Jr.

Remembering Homer Abraham Bailes Jr. (May 8, 1922 – December 3, 2013) along with his brothers Johnnie, Walter and Kyle, the family group played an important role in the development of early country music, and were among the most popular and influential country music acts during the 1940s and 1950s. Early in their careers, the

May 7, 1915 – March 3, 1996 Remembering Kyle Bailes

Remembering Kyle Bailes of the Bailes Brothers (May 7, 1915 – March 3, 1996), a native of Kanawha County, West Virginia, was a country music performer and promoter. He was the eldest of the four brothers. Homer Bailes. 1922-2013. Kanawha County Johnnie Bailes. 1918-1989. Kanawha County Walter Bailes 1920-2000. Kanawha County Kyle O. Bailes. 1915-1996.

May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014 Remembering “Pete” Seeger

Remembering Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. Perhaps no single person in the 20th century did more to preserve, broadcast, and redistribute folk music than Pete Seeger, whose passion for politics, the environment, and humanity earned him both ardent fans and vocal enemies ever