Category: SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

September 9, 1958 – May 19, 2016 Remembering James King

Remembering James Elroy King “The Bluegrass Storyteller” (September 9, 1958 – May 19, 2016), was born in Martinsville and raised in Cana, the Virginia native grew up in a musical family and began to develop a genuine interest in music as a teen. Having a great love for the music of the Stanley Brothers and

September 20, 1946 — March 20, 1999 Remembering Charles Sawtelle

Remembering Charles Sawtelle (September 20, 1946 — March 20, 1999) was a bluegrass musician and a member of the band Hot Rize. He died from leukemia. A guitar player and vocalist, Sawtelle was one of the original members of Hot Rize. He also played the character Slade in the band’s alter ego Red Knuckles and

September 4, 1936 – March 18, 2009 Remembering Ed Dye

Remembering Ed Dye (September 4, 1936 – March 18, 2009) passed away in Oxford, MS. Born in Montgomery, he was a renowned master of the world’s oldest instrument, the bones. In a show biz career that he claimed to have started in 1936, he traveled far and wide, entertaining audiences with humorous songs and zany

September 19, 1929 – March 16, 2011 Remembering Lawrence Carlton Haney

Remembering Lawrence Carlton Haney, (September 19, 1929 – March 16, 2011), an American booking agent, festival promoter and songwriter and primarily active in bluegrass music. Once dubbed “The P.T. Barnum of Country Music” for his large personality, Haney is best known for the organizing first multi-day bluegrass music festival as well as influencing the careers

September 6, 1933 – January 5, 2003 Remembering Buzz Busby

Remembering Bernarr Graham Busbice (September 6, 1933 – January 5, 2003), known professionally as Buzz Busby, was an American bluegrass musician, known for his unique mandolin style and high tenor voice. He was nicknamed the “Father of Washington, D.C. Bluegrass” Busby was born near Eros, Louisiana. Busby started a band with high school friend and

September 26, 1936 – November 26, 2010 Remembering Leroy Maxey Drumm

Remembering Leroy Maxey Drumm (September 26, 1936 – November 26, 2010) was born in Algonac, Michigan is an American and a bluegrass/country music songwriter who served in the United States Navy, in the 3rd Division as a sonar man aboard the USS Soley (DD-707), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer and deployed to the Mediterranean from

September 30 Happy Birthday Tristen Norfleet

Happy 21st Birthday in 2017 Tristen Norfleet (September 30, 1996)! Larry Norfleet, his dad says, “ Proud of the young man you have become. Whether it has been with our trucks, or baseball or playing music, we have always been at each other’s side. Love ya, bub!” Branded Bluegrass posts: “Help us wish Tristen Norfleet

September 27, 1929 – September 30, 2006 Remembering Josh Graves

Remembering Josh Graves (September 27, 1929 – September 30, 2006) was an American bluegrass musician. Also known by the nicknames “Buck,” and “Uncle Josh,” he is credited with introducing the resonator guitar (Dobro) into bluegrass music shortly after joining Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1955. He was inducted into the

September 30 Happy Birthday Phil Rosenthal

Happy Birthday Phil Rosenthal born, September 30, 1949 is from Guilford, Connecticut and plays all the bluegrass instruments (guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass). He had a group called Apple Country 1970-75, and 1976-78, a band with his wife Beth called “Old Dog.” During the years of 1978-1986, he played guitar and sang lead with the