Month: October 2017

October 28 Happy Birthday Dewey Brown

Happy Birthday Dewey Brown, born October 28, 1981 the most recent addition to the Clinch Mtn. Boys, Dewey Brown, joined the band in June of 2005. Dewey, who hails from Graham, North Carolina, is an accomplished fiddle player who, while still in high school started his career playing with the band Blue Ridge. Since high

October 6, 1940 -October 24, 2017 Remembering Ralph Paige

Remembering Ralph Paige (October 6, 1940 –October 24, 2017) was a pioneer in Michigan’s bluegrass music. He was a founding member of the R&L Express, one of the Southeast Michigan region’s most popular bluegrass bands in the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s.  Ralph will be remembered for his lonesome tenor and masterful rhythm guitar playing. His

October 19 Happy Birthday Mike Hartnett

Happy Birthday Mike Hartnett October 19, fiddle player whose major bluegrass influences are Howard Forrester and Kenny Baker. Mike was born in Baltimore Maryland and raised in Chase Maryland. He started playing at age 12. His early age musical influence was from his father who played old time fiddle. His style is mostly traditional bluegrass,

October 29 Happy Birthday Sonny Osborne

Happy Birthday Sonny Osborne born October 29, 1937 in Hyden, Kentucky is a bluegrass singer and five-string banjo player. A master of the style developed by Earl Scruggs, called the “Scruggs style”, he is best known for his collaboration with his brother Bobby Osborne as the Osborne Brothers. The Osborne Brothers were one of the

October 29 Happy Birthday Martha Adcock

Happy Birthday Martha Adcock born, October 29, 1949, wife of Eddie Adcock who is considered one of the pioneers of “new acoustic music” or “newgrass,” a fusion of bluegrass with jazz and other non-traditional styles. Eddie and Martha have been called “The Sonny & Cher of Bluegrass.” .” In February, 2015, Eddie and Martha were

October 29, 1905 – November 15, 1977 Remembering Albert Edward Brumley

Remembering Albert Edward Brumley (October 29, 1905 – November 15, 1977) was an American shape note gospel music composer and publisher. He wrote over 800 songs. He established the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Sing (now Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing) in 1969 in Springdale, Arkansas. Brumley has been inducted into the Nashville

October 28 Final Columbia recordings of Bill Monroe

Final Columbia recordings by the original bluegrass band (Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise and Cedric Rainwater) were made on this date, October 28, 1947. The 28 songs recorded by this version of the Blue Grass Boys for Columbia Records in 1946 and 1947 soon became classics of the genre, including “Toy Heart”,