Category: MAY REMEMBRANCES

March 22, 1892 – May 21, 1931 Remembering Charlie Poole

Remembering Charlie Poole (March 22, 1892 – May 21, 1931) was an American old time banjo player and country musician and the leader of the North Carolina Ramblers, an American old-time string band that recorded many popular songs between the years of 1925 to 1930. Poole was born near the mill town of Franklinville, North

March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975 Remembering “Bob” Wills

Remembering James Robert “Bob” Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing. he was universally known as the King of Western Swing (although Spade Cooley self-promoted the moniker “King Of Western Swing” from 1942 to 1969).

March 6, 1937 – May 16, 2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAY “Doug” Dillard

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Douglas Flint “Doug” Dillard (March 6, 1937 – May 16, 2012) played banjo as a founding member of The Dillards, an American bluegrass band from Salem, Missouri, popularly known for their appearance as “The Darlings” on The Andy Griffith Show. Steve Martin says of Doug, “He was fast, clean and a melodic player

March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012 Remembering “Doc” Watson

Remembering Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson’s flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with

February 14, 1929 – May 4, 1992 Remembering Hubert Davis

Remembering Hubert Davis, (February 14, 1929 – May 4, 1992) played banjo with his group “The Seasoned Travelers’ which included his wife, Ruby, and daughter, Shelby Jean and a Dobro player named Gene Bush. Hubert was born in Shelby NC and grew up with Earl Scruggs. He played with Bill Monroe in the 50’s and