June 15 Happy Birthday Caleb Smith

Happy Birthday Caleb Smith was born on June 15th and has spent all his life in Haywood County, North Carolina. Coming from a musical family, Caleb began playing music at the age of 7. In 2002 he was influential in starting the bluegrass gospel band Harvest. With Harvest, Caleb traveled all over the eastern U.S.

June 15 Waylon Jennings

HAPPY BIRTHDAY June 15 1933, in Littlefield, Texas, Waylon Jennings, singer, songwriter, and musician. Jennings, who once worked as a DJ, played bass with Buddy Holly, Jennings unintentionally missing flying with Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on the flight on which they died. In 1976 he released the album Wanted! The Outlaws with

June 14 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Holly Poirer

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Holly Poirer, Terry Poirier’s sweet wife, born on June 14th~! She spends many hours alone while Terry plays his stand-up bass with The Little Roy and Lizzie Show. She loves all things bluegrass music and going to Jams, Bluegrass shows and watching Terrie play. She loves reading (especially mystery novels), playing board

July 14 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenny Stinson

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenny Stinson, born July 14, 1971, is from Kokomo, Indiana and is currently living in Franklin, Kentucky. Kenny Stinson has been performing professionally in the Bluegrass Circuit for over thirty years. At the age of 16, Kenny signed a major recording contract to sing Southern Bluegrass Gospel music with his family. After touring

June 14 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob Black

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob Black born, June 14, 1949 toured and recorded with Bill Monroe during the 70’s, learning about songwriting and performing. He and his wife, Kristi, draw on bluegrass, folk, and gospel music traditions to create their original duets and instrumentals. Bob has performed with Ricky Skaggs, John Hartford, Rhonda Vincent and many others.

June 13 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Geoff Stelling

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Geoff Stelling born, June 13, 1943 Founder and owner of Stelling Banjo Works, Ltd., a semi-professional banjo and bass player in various bluegrass bands since the mid-60’s. Geoff developed an ear for banjo tone and experimented with the mechanics of banjo construction until he patented a revolutionary design that his banjos are famous

June 13, 1936 – August 12, 2013 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobby Slone

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobby Slone (June 13, 1936 – August 12, 2013) was born in Pike County, Kentucky.He was aA left hander and taught himself to play the guitar – upside down – and then the fiddle. He was an important member of one of the most influential modern bluegrass bands: J.D. Crowe and the New

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