Category: NAMES

Dec. 17, 1959 – Sept. 27, 2018 Remembering Mark Anthony Giejda

Remembering Mark Anthony Giejda, beloved husband, father, and brother (Dec. 17, 1959 – Sept. 27, 2018) passed away after a sudden onset and brief illness. Cindy was unable to attend the annual International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass convention when Mark was struck with the illness. Cindy is eager to credit Mark for

October 13 Happy Birthday Tim Jackson

Happy Birthday October 13th to Tim Jackson who comes from a long line of talent. His grandfather was an old time claw hammer player, his mother, father and uncles were all musicians and kept music in the home at all times. Tim would listen to Blackjack every day before school trying to figure out what

August 8, 1867 – February 13 1935 Remembering Fiddlin’ Jim Pate

Texas Farewell Description:recorded Dallas, TX Wednesday, October 16, 1929 Fiddlin’ Jim Pate, f; acc. Tom Pate, g. Remembering James Rankin Pate or Fiddlin’ Jim Pate (August 8, 1867 – February 13 1935) won a DallasTexas contest so much he was asked to not compete again~! Profile by Thomas James (Jim) Pate, III – April 10,

October 9 Happy Birthday Wanda Barnett

Happy Birthday Wanda Barnett born, October 9, 1957 If, as Wanda Barnett, of Richmond, KY says, music is “a gift from God,” she’s a woman with many blessings. It was in 1982 that she joined The New Coon Creek Girls, a Kentucky band that she described as “an old time string band.” The group was

October 9 Happy Birthday Curtis McPeake

Happy Birthday Curtis McPeake born, October 9, 1927 has worked throughout his career with several major artists. He obtained his first recording contract with ABC Paramount in 1961 and has recorded for several other companies throughout his career. Curtis has also been involved with the music industry as a collector of fine vintage banjo’s and

October 25, 1942 – May 2, 2014 “Lonesome” Lester Armistead

Remembering “Lonesome” Lester Armistead (October 25, 1942 – May 2, 2014) was a joyful onstage presence who blew the jug, played banjo and hollered tenor vocals as a founding member of The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. Mr. Armistead was steeped in old-time country music. His father co-owned a bait store with Grand Ole Opry star

September Hi Y’all

1. Buck Graves, also known as “Uncle Josh”, first recorded with Flatt and Scruggs on September 2, 1955. He is generally regarded as the man who introduced the Dobro to bluegrass music, being the first to use Earl Scruggs’ three-finger roll with the Dobro, giving it a new sound and new life. 2. On September

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