Remembering Frank Gordon Edmonson (August 5, 1953 – November 28, 2002) was born in Denver, Colorado to Fan and Bill Edmonson. He grew up in Lakewood and Arvada and graduated from Arvada High School in 1971. He soon moved to Gold Hill, Colorado, where he was a founding member of the J. B. Stetson Sweat
Category: NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCES
Remembering Bill Vernon was born on July 4, 1937 in New York, NY; He died on November 20, 1996 in Rocky Mount, Virginia. In his early teens he became enamored with Bluegrass music, publicizing and promoting the genre in many ways. He was a DJ in New York, New Jersey, and Virginia; he wrote liner
Remembering Allen Shelton (July 2, 1936 — November 21, 2009) Legendary banjo player who began his career with Mac Wiseman in the early fifties, also with Jim Eanes and the Shenandoah Valley Boys. He is best known for his work with Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys (1959-1966).
Remembering David Akeman (June 17, 1916 – November 10, 1973), better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), from his tall and thin body physique) was a legend at the Grand Ole Opry and one of the stars of television’s Hee Haw. Along with his long-time partner and Hee Haw (1969) co-star Grandpa Jones, he was
Remembering Benny Cain (May 21, 1921 – November 8, 1998) Benny and Vallie Cain were a traditionally oriented husband and wife harmony duet. While they never ascended to the high ranks of fame in the Bluegrass field, the couple deserves considerable credit for helping to popularize the music in the nation’s capital. Their pleasing, but
Remembering Alton Tharse “Al” Batten (May 20, 1948 – November 20, 2016) was a founding member of the bluegrass band, Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion. For over forty years, the band toured much of the eastern United States and visited Ireland twice to perform for the International Bluegrass and Folk Festival in Omagh. They
Remembering Robert “Bob” Whitstein (March 16, 1944 – November 15, 2001) was born in Colfax, Louisiana, the first of nine children to R.C. and Almarie Whitstein. The second son, Charles, was born 21 months later. Being the two oldest, they formed a bond which was sealed in music, as both boys learned to play from
Remembering Bob Paisley (March 14, 1931 – November 29, 2004) was a bluegrass bandleader born in Ashe County, North Carolina, but raised in southeast Pennsylvania. His parents both played old-time music for fun, and young Paisley soon joined them, learning the harmonica and guitar. Following military service, Paisley settled down near Landenberg to work as
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don Stover (March 6, 1928 – November 11, 1996) born in White Oak, WV, played banjo and was a songwriter. He wrote, “Things In Life” and worked with The Blue Grass Boys and The Lilly Brothers Doug was an International Bluegrass Music Hall Of Honor Inductee. His obituary- BOSTON – Don Stover: –
Remembering Trevor Noble (December 29, 1982 – Nov 05, 2007), who was a musician and played in a bluegrass band, The Nobles, Family Group. Noble was the chief pilot and owner-operator of Fly-n-Dollar, based in Nashville. The company conducts sightseeing tours, aerial photography and many other operations.