Category: REMEMBRANCES

July 23, 1922 – June 18, 1988 Remembering Jake Tullock

Remembering Jake Tullock (July 23, 1922 – June 18, 1988), “Cousin Jake” Tullock was a member of the Foggy Mountain Boys, the legendary bluegrass band that backed country music Hall of Fame duo Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Known by his stage name of “Jake” or “Cousin Jake”, he played upright bass and sang tenor

August 5, 1924 – June 15, 1965 Remembering Pee Wee Lambert

Remembering Pee Wee Lambert (born Darrell Lambert August 5, 1924 – June 15, 1965) was a mandolinist who worked with The Stanley Brothers. He left the group in 1950. He sang in a “high voice” like Bill Monroe. He highly admired Monroe. In addition to singing like him he is said to have imitated Bill

June 13, 1936 – August 12, 2013 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobby Slone

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobby Slone (June 13, 1936 – August 12, 2013) was born in Pike County, Kentucky.He was aA left hander and taught himself to play the guitar – upside down – and then the fiddle. He was an important member of one of the most influential modern bluegrass bands: J.D. Crowe and the New

July 20, 1898 – June 12, 1971 Remembering J. E. Mainer

Remembering J. E. Mainer (July 20, 1898 – June 12, 1971) was an American old time fiddler who followed in the wake of Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers Mainer’s fame as a fiddler rose and sponsored by the Crazy Water Crystals in 1933, he and his newly formed band consisting of J. E. on

June 10, 1957 – January 29, 2005 Remembering Willa Beach- Porter

Remembering Willa Beach- Porter (June 10, 1957 – January 29, 2005), a long-time supporter of bluegrass music and of the Central Texas Bluegrass Association, was a talented beautiful woman, an inspiration to many, she loved entertaining, telling jokes, playing bluegrass on her fiddle, singing songs she wrote and being a giving person. Willa, born in

December 25, 1908 – June 8, 1964 Remembering Alton Delmore

Remembering Alton Delmore (December 25, 1908 – June 8, 1964) and Rabon Delmore (December 3, 1916 – December 4, 1952), billed as The Delmore Brothers, were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s.  Together with other brother duos, they had a profound impact on the history of country music

June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973 Remembering Clarence White

Remembering Clarence White (born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc; June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973), was an American bluegrass and country guitarist and singer. He is best known as a member of the bluegrass ensemble the Kentucky Colonels and the rock band The Byrds, as well as for being a pioneer of the musical genre of

June 6, 1885 – May 13, 1960 Remembering Gid Tanner

Remembering Gid Tanner (June 6, 1885 – May 13, 1960) was one of the most widely recognized names among country music enthusiasts of the 1920s and 1930s. The group that he headed, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, was one of the most influential string bands that recorded during the formative years of the country

June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012 Remembering Andy Samuel Griffith

Remembering Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer.[2] He was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan’s film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for