September 27 Happy Birthday Carley Arrowood

Happy Birthday Carley Arrowood, born September 27, 1996, is a fiddler from Union Mills, North Carolina. Carley is the fiddle player and sings harmony for the husband-wife duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge. She also played in the teen group Most Wanted Bluegrass for almost 4 years. She spent three years with the IBMA Kids On

September 18 Happy Birthday Michael Cleveland

Happy Birthday Michael Cleveland (born September 18, 1980) was born in Henryville, Indiana. He first learned to play violin at a local Suzuki program when he was 4 years old. In 1993 he was chosen to be part of the Bluegrass Youth All Stars at the IBMA’s award show. Later that year Mike made his

September 11 Happy Birthday Dave Hardy

Happy Birthday Dave Hardy born, September 11, 1955 was a member of Country Gazette for the 1999 album Keep On Pushing. The line-up was Alan Munde (banjo), Dawn Watson (guitar), Steve Garner (bass), and Dave Hardy (vocals). Love Hounds on My Trail was Dawn Watson and Dave Hardy’s first release since they left the legendary

September 3 Happy Birthday Lydia Johnson

Happy Birthday Lydia Johnson, September 3, 1997, plays fiddler and manager for The Johnsons Bluegrass Band, a group of sibling musicians all under 24 who love Bluegrass more than most things in the world and are doing their part to help keep it alive and thriving.

September 14, 1960 – July 30, 2008 Remembering Jack Sanbower

Remembering Jack Sanbower (September 14, 1960 – July 30, 2008) led his own group, The No Leeway Band, one of the tightest and freshest sounding bands in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area, for 15 years. The band produced several albums for the Buck Hollow label. Sanbower joined Rattlesnake Hill in March of 2006 and continued to

September 6, 1939 – July 18, 2005 Remembering John Herald

Remembering John Herald (September 6, 1939 – July 18, 2005) was an American folk and bluegrass songwriter, solo and studio musician, and one-time member of The Greenbriar Boys trio. In 1959, Herald formed The Greenbriar Boys, along with Bob Yellin (banjo) and Eric Weissberg (mandolin). Weissberg was soon replaced by Ralph Rinzler (mandolin) to form

Sep. 24, 1926 – July 16, 1993 Remembering “Babe Lofton”

Remembering Ernest Ward Lofton “Babe Lofton” (Sep. 24, 1926 – July 16, 1993). He was given the nickname “Babe” when he was a baby. Band members of Connie & Babe and the Black Mountain Boys – later the Backwoods Boys (who were formed about 1952) included Thayer Washer (vocals), Red Roberts (fiddle), Fred Gately (bass)