Category: AUGUST REMEMBRANCES

April 17, 1934 – August 18, 1995 Remembering Porter Church

Remembering Porter Church, (April 17, 1934 – August 18, 1995) was a well-know banjo player in the DC area back in the 60’s and 70’s. For a short while he played banjo with the Stoneman Family and with Red Allen and Frank Wakefield on some old recordings. Porter Church played on the David Grisman “Home

March 31, 1922 – August 1, 1987 Remembering Howard “Howdy” Forrester

Remembering Howard “Howdy” Forrester (March 31, 1922 – August 1, 1987), was an American bluegrass fiddler and a practiser of the “Texas” or “show fiddle” style. Forrester was born in Vernon, Tennessee into a family of many fiddlers—his father, grandfather and uncle played the fiddle. After his family moved to Nashville in the mid 1930s,

March 7, 1952 – August 26, 2011 Remembering Liz Meyer

Remembering Liz Meyer (March 7, 1952 – August 26, 2011) one of Europe’s adopted American bluegrassers. Born in Washington DC, the award-winning singer-songwriter had lived in the Netherlands since 1985. Her songs have been recorded by bluegrass and folk acts in the USA and Europe, including Del McCoury, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Emmylou Harris,

January 19 Remembering “Charlie” Waller

Remembering Charles Otis “Charlie” Waller (January 19, 1935 – August 18, 2004) was the lead singer and guitarist for the bluegrass band, The Country Gentlemen. Waller was involved with The Country Gentlemen for 47 years. As a member of The Country Gentlemen, Waller was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1996.

January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977 Remembering Elvis Aaron Presley

Remembering Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) 1957 – Elvis took the U.S. Army pre-induction exam on his 22nd birthday. 1981 – “Elvis Presley Day” was declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 1993 – An Elvis Presley commemorative stamp was debuted by the

December 13 Remembering “Dale” Vanderpool

Remembering Roger “Dale” Vanderpool (December 13, 1953 – August 19, 2012) known for a finger-picking style popularized by Grammy winner Earl Scruggs, a stalwart practitioner of the Scruggs style of banjo and an aficionado of the classic pre war banjos Earl played. A love for the instrument took Dale Vanderpool from his childhood porch in

January 15, 1938 – August 24th, 2017 Remembering “Pete” Van Kuykendall

  Remembering Peter “Pete” Van Kuykendall (January 15, 1938 – August 24th, 2017) also known as Pete Roberts, was an American bluegrass musician, songwriter, discographer and a magazine and music publisher. He was a co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine and its editor since 1970. He was instrumental in the formation of the International Bluegrass Music

March 3, 1936 – August 30, 2014 Remembering Tom Riggs

Thomas W. “Tom” Riggs (March 3, 1936 – August 30, 2014), Pinecastle Records founder and former owner. Tom left an indelible mark on the bluegrass music industry and will be remembered not only for the way he conducted business but for the many artists that he encouraged and helped establish. Excert from obiturary published in