Month: December 2017

December 31, 1935 – December 30, 2003 Remembering Harley Gabbard

Remembering Harley Gabbard (December 31, 1935 – December 30, 2003) a successful resonator guitarist and recording artist, and performer with Aubrey Holt in the 1960s, before The Boys From Indiana were formed. The Boys from Indiana was one of the most original bluegrass bands on the festival circuit. The core of the band was comprised

December 30 Remembering John Hartford

!!! Another day the music died !!! John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) was an American folk, country and bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics, unique vocal style, and extensive knowledge of Mississippi River lore. He spent

December 30 Remembering Melvin Goins

Remembering Melvin Goins (December 30, 1933 – July 29, 2016) heard the sounds of string band music emanating from WCYB radio in the late 1940s, the course of his life was forever changed. Over his nearly sixty-year career, Melvin worked tirelessly in almost every capacity in the bluegrass business, including musician, bandleader, emcee, comedian, booking

December 30, 1938 – December 29, 2012 Remembering Mike Auldridge

Remembering Mike Auldridge (December 30, 1938 – December 29, 2012) was widely acknowledged as a premier Dobro player. He played with The Seldom Scene (of which he was a founding member) for many years, creating a fusion of bluegrass with jazz, folk and rock. Auldridge worked with Paul Beard (Beard Guitars) to produce the Beard

December 29, 1982 – Nov 05, 2007 Remembering Trevor Noble

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.

December 28 Happy Birthday Rick Hayes

Happy Birthday Rick Hayes, born December 28th, is a singer, picker, instrument maker, and recording studio owner, plus a superb mandolinist and occasional lead vocalist for .Nightflyer. He spent four years touring nationally with the Gibson Brothers, and received a coveted Highlight Review from Bluegrass Unlimited on his solo CD “Fly By Night.” Rick attributes

December 28 Happy Birthday Dale Pyatt

Happy Birthday Dale Pyatt, born December 28th and lead singer in the band ‘Love, Peace and Chicken Grease’ He says the band’s interesting name came to him when his son, who plays drums for the band, was about to get into trouble one day. “I was trying to chase him down, when Justin turned to

December 28 Happy Birthday Joe Diffie

Happy Birthday Joe Diffie born, December 28, 1958 is an American country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records’ Nashville division in 1990. Between then and 2004, Diffie charted 35 cuts on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His

December 27 Happy Birthday Darrin Vincent

Happy Birthday Darrin Vincent born, December 27, 1969 is the younger brother of Rhonda Vincent. As youngsters, they performed together in their family band “The Sally Mountain Show.” Formed DAILEY & VINCENT in 2007 with Jamie Dailey. The group has released six albums for Rounder Records, with five of the six albums having charted on