Month: May 2018

May 28 HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Fogerty

HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Together with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and his brother Tom Fogerty, he founded the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, for which he was the lead singer, lead guitarist and principal songwriter. The group had nine top-ten singles and eight gold

May 28 HAPPY BIRTHDAY May 28, 1948 Larry Gatlin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Larry Gatlin (Gatlin Brothers), born May 28, 1948, is an American country music singer/songwriter. As part of a team with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late 1970s, he achieved considerable success within the country music genre.

May 28, 1927 – December 26, 1993 Remembering John Palmer

Remembering John Palmer (May 28, 1927 – December 26, 1993), played bass with Don Reno and Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cut-Ups. He worked with Don Reno in the early 1940s; they played and sang together and won prizes at fiddlers’ conventions. They also played dances together. Palmer joined Reno & Smiley and the Tennessee

May 28 HAPPY BIRTHDAY “Jerry” Douglas

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gerald Calvin “Jerry” Douglas (born May 28, 1956 in Warren, Ohio) is an American resonator guitar and lap steel player and record producer. In addition to his fourteen solo recordings, Douglas has played on more than 1,600 albums. As a sideman, he has recorded with artists Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Phish,

May 27, 1925 – July 23, 2015 Remembering Patsy Stoneman

Remembering Patsy Stoneman (May 27, 1925 – July 23, 2015) was described as “country music royalty” because of her long relationship with the iconic Stoneman family of talented musicians. Pattie Inez “Patsy” Stoneman was born in Galax, Virginia, to Ernest V ‘Pop’ Stoneman and Hattie Frost Stoneman, on the day that her father recorded The

May 27 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Teresa Jewell

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Teresa Stutso Jewell, born May 27th, a member of The Bluegrass Kinsmen. Ebby Jewell who is the band leader sings harmony and plays banjo, primarily, but is very accomplished on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle as well. Band members include his wife Teresa who sings lead and tenor, Ervin Compton who plays guitar and

May 27 Happy Birthday Melanie Wilson

Happy Birthday Melanie Wilson, born May 27th, who is Promotions & Media Director at Wilson Pickins Promotions and Manager at Wilson Banjo Company. She is from Spencer, New York and currently lives in Westminster, SC. In 2014, Melanie married Steve Wilson, “Banjer Man” at Wilson Banjo Company. Melanie writes about herself, “I most enjoy spending

May 26, 1934 – January 16, 2015 Remembering Dixie Hall

Remembering Dixie Hall (May 26, 1934 – January 16, 2015) was a bluegrass and country music songwriter, a music journalist, an animal rights activist, an independent record label boss and a devoted wife of 46 years to Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall. Most of all, she was a collector and encourager of


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rob Ickes was born, May 26, 1967 and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. Rob Ickes (rhymes with “bikes”) comes from a musical family. Rob moved to Nashville in 1992 and joined Blue Highway. He won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Dobro Player of the Year award for a record-setting fifteenth time

May 26 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Glen Duncan

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Glen Duncan born, May 26, 1955 has been a most influential musicians in bluegrass and country music over the last decade. Glen’s awards have been numerous. A multi-instrumentalist who specializes in fiddle, Duncan’s first love is bluegrass music and he’s played with the giants of bluegrass from Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs to