August 28 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeannette Williams

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeannette Williams born, August 28, 1965 her professional career originated with country music when she was in her early twenties. In 1989, she switched to bluegrass and joined a band called Clearwater. Working as singer for Clearwater, Jeanette performed at countless bluegrass festivals and earned a number of awards, including four Female Vocalist of the Year awards. In 1996, the Clearwater band was renamed Jeanette Williams and Clearwater.

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I enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
I am thankful for the many resources we have at our fingertips including Google. FaceBook and BluegrassBios by Wayne Rice. It was he who inspired me to tackle the task of trying to pass on knowledge about Bluegrass music. Thanks Wayne~!
Lou Ellen Wilkie

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