Category: FEBRUARY REMEMBRANCES

February 25, 2014 Remembering Tom Henderson died

Remembering Tom Henderson died, February 25, 2014 and the state of Florida, and the Tampa area in particular, lost a great friend of bluegrass music when long time radio host Tom Henderson passed away on February 25. Henderson was 75 years old, and had been suffering from heart problems since November of 2013. He is

March, 14, 1940 – February 21, 2009 Remembering “Bruce” Moody

Remembering Luther “Bruce” Moody (March, 14, 1940 – February 21, 2009) grew up in a very musical family and environment in Marion, NC. His father played banjo in a two-finger up-picking style that was more common to his generation, picking tunes such as “Walkin’ In The Parlor,” “Shout Lu,” “John Hardy,” and “Cumberland Gap” in

February 17, 1927 – February 2, 2006 Remembering Louise Scruggs

Remembering Louise Scruggs (February 17, 1927 – February 2, 2006) was born Louise Certain, near Lebanon, Tennessee, not far from Nashville — and certain and focused she would be. The first woman to be a full-time manager of a major act in the history of country music, she was so forceful, creative and effective in

April 18, 1928 -. February 14, 2003 Remembering Raymond K. McLain

Remembering Raymond K. McLain (April 18, 1928 -. February 14, 2003), of The McLain Family Band, who was a bluegrass group that was active in the 1970s and 1980s and still occasionally performs today. Formed in 1968, the band consisted of father Raymond K. McLain on guitar, son Raymond W. McLain on banjo, fiddle, mandolin,

1931 – February 9, 2010 Remembering “Jim” McCall

Remembering James David, Sr. “Jim” McCall died, February 9, 2010 at the age of 79 (b. 1931). McCall, who was perhaps best know for his association with Earl Taylor, was a mainstay in the Cincinnati area for many years appearing and recording with Benny Birchfield, Vernon McIntyre and the Appalachian Grass and others.

December 31, 1934 – February 8, 2003 Remembering Joe Meadows

Remembering Joe Meadows (December 31, 1934 – February 8, 2003) a bluegrass fiddler who recorded with the Stanley Brothers from 1952 to 1955. In 1956, he was asked by Bill Monroe to be one of his “Bluegrass Boys.” Joe toured with Bill Monroe until 1957 when he returned home to West Virginia. From then until

June 20, 1910 – February 9, 2004 Remembering Pauline “Mom” Lewis

Remembering Pauline “Mom” Lewis (June 20, 1910 – February 9, 2004) from a humble beginning in 1951, the Lewis Family rose to prominence as an icon of bluegrass gospel music to untold thousands of fans throughout the United States and Canada and wherever else throughout the world the music is played. It was October 25,

December 24, 1913 – February 8, 1999 Remembering “Lulu Belle” Cooper

Remembering “Lulu Belle” Myrtle Eleanor Cooper (December 24, 1913 – February 8, 1999) and Scott Greene Wiseman (November 8, 1908 – January 31, 1981), known professionally as Lulu Belle and Scotty, were one of the major country music acts of the 1930s and 1940s, dubbed The Sweethearts of Country Music. Myrtle Eleanor Cooper was born