Category: JUNE REMEMBRANCES

July 24, 1950 – June 26, 2017 “Dave” Evans

Dave Evans (center) with his sons, Tracy and Todd Remembering William “Dave” Evans (July 24, 1950 – June 26, 2017) was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, was of the Baptist faith and he attended the Bowen Chapel Church in Olive Hill, KY where he lived. He was a tenor singer, banjo player, composer, and bluegrass band

April 16, 1938 – June 15, 2018 Remembering Delia Bell

Remembering Delia Bell (April 16, 1938 – June 15, 2018) (nee Delia Nowell) was born in Bonham, Texas and helped to preserve the singing styles of the American West. In 1959 she married Bobby Bell, who had among his friends Bill Grant. That same year Delia Bell and Bill Grant, Oklahoma’s “grand old man of

Nov. 30, 1945 – June 26, 2015 Remembering Steve Waller

Remembering Steve Waller (Nov. 30, 1945 – June 26, 2015) grew up between homes in Sale Creek, Tenn., and La Grande, Oregon. He was surrounded by music and regularly sang and played in the family band or with friends. After graduating high school in La Grande, he attended Oregon State University where he studied engineering

September 14, 1934 – June 24, 2009 Remembering Bill Harrell

Remembering Bill Harrell (September 14, 1934 – June 24, 2009) was a prominent figure in American bluegrass, particularly during the 10 years when he partnered with Don Reno in the Tennessee Cut-ups. Bill Harrell has been a major figure in Bluegrass for almost five decades. Like the Country Gentlemen, Buzz Busby, the Bluegrass Champs and

July 12, 1934 – June 24, 1993 Remembering Ed Ferris

Remembering Ed Ferris (July 12, 1934 – June 24, 1993) was a musical associate and good friend of Bill Harrell, played bass and sang vocals for the Tennessee Cut-ups, Chuck and The Country Cats, The Country Gentlemen, Ralph Stanley, and many more. Ed was known for his ability to keep a steady beat earning him

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

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

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