Category: NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

November 20, 1887 – February 15, 1975 Remembering “Eck” Robertson

Remembering Alexander “Eck” Robertson (November 20, 1887 – February 15, 1975) was an American fiddle player. On Friday, June 30, 1922, Robertson and Henry Gilliland recorded four fiddle duets for Victor Talking Machine Company. These probably represent the first commercial recordings of country music performers. Robertson’s rendition of “Sally Gooden” is now a classic since

November 11, 1887 – August 16, 1930 Remembering ”GB” Grayson

Remembering Gilliam Banmon ”GB” Grayson (November 11, 1887 – August 16, 1930) was an American Old-time fiddle player and singer. Mostly blind from infancy, Grayson is chiefly remembered for a series of sides recorded with guitarist Henry Whitter between 1927 and 1930 that would later influence numerous country, bluegrass, and rock musicians. Grayson wrote much

Nov. 30, 1945 – June 26, 2015 Remembering Steve Waller

Remembering Steve Waller (Nov. 30, 1945 – June 26, 2015) grew up between homes in Sale Creek, Tenn., and La Grande, Oregon. He was surrounded by music and regularly sang and played in the family band or with friends. After graduating high school in La Grande, he attended Oregon State University where he studied engineering

November 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016 Remembering Guy Charles Clark

Remembering Guy Charles Clark (November 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016) Grammy-winner, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member, Academy of Country Music Poet’s Award honoree, and fearless raconteur was born in the dusty west Texas town of Monahans on November 6, 1941. The family lived at his grandmother’s 13-room shotgun hotel; home to bomber pilots,

November 8, 1944 – May 2, 1974 Remembering Roy Lee Centers

Remembering Roy Lee Centers born, November 8, 1944 Jackson, Kentucky, (died May 2, 1974, Breathitt County, Kentucky) Centers grew up in Breathitt County, an area noted not only for its bluegrass music but also for the lawlessness resulting from various family feuds. A fine vocalist, he learned to play guitar and banjo and after relocating

(November 8, 1935 -April 20, 2010 Remembering “Bill” Hall

Remembering Roger Warren “Bill” Hall, (November 8, 1935 -April 20, 2010) from North Scituate, Rhode Island played banjo in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with the Lilly Brothers, Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys and other New England bands. He also had his own group, Bill Hall and the Northwind Bluegrass. Bill was

The Blue Sky Boys Remembering Bill & Earl Bolick

Remembering Bill Bolick (October 28, 1917 – March 13, 2008), along with his brother Earl Bolick (November 16, 1919 – April 19, 1998)from East Hickory, formed an American country music duo, The Blue Sky Boy, whose careers spanned over forty years. They made their first recordings in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 16, 1936. Due

November 10, 1952 – January 29, 2014 Remembering “Kip Martin”

Remembering Gregory Martin Starrett “Kip Martin” (November 10, 1952 – January 29, 2014) was bass player, founder of the DC Bluegrass Union, songwriter, and journalist. Kip was born to the Rev. Canon Warren L. Starrett, Jr. and Dr. Barbara J. Liggett Starrett. He attended schools in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, including Gannon University. He was a

November 1, 1933 – January 23, 2005 Remembering Art Stamper

Remembering Art Stamper (November 1, 1933 – January 23, 2005) was an accomplished musician and instructor, which earned him many awards, including the International Bluegrass Distinguished Achievement Award and he was inducted in the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Art used his talents in many bands including Bill Monroe, Stanley Brothers, Goins Brothers, and Jim and