Category: NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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

November 7, 1933 – January 4, 2008 Remembering Vernon Derrick

Remembering Vernon Derrick (November 7, 1933 – January 4, 2008) was an American musician and entertainer. Derrick may best be remembered as a fiddle and mandolin player of Hank Williams Jr’s Bama Band in the 1980s. Derrick was born in Grant, Alabama, in 1933 and was a resident of Arab, Alabama, since 1941. Derrick began

November 30 Remembering Steve Waller

Remembering Steve Waller of the Sawtooth Mountain Boys (November 30, 1945 – June 26, 2015) was from Sale Creek, Tennessee, the leader of the Sawtooth Mountain Volunteers and later the Sawtooth Mountain Boys. Waller had played traditional bluegrass music since 1965. For many years Waller hosted an annual Pickin’ Party and it was during those