Tag: On This Day

On This Day #32 – Lester Flatt Centennial

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
lester_th

On This Day …. On June 19, 1914, Lester Flatt was born in Duncan’s Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee. Had he lived until today he would be 100 years old. Lester Raymond Flatt, the singer and guitarist (and occasional mandolin player), first came to prominence as […]

more

On This Day #30 - Country Gazette Live

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
gazette_th

On This Day …. On May 27 1985, a re-united version of Country Gazette was filmed live in Kyoto, Japan, recording a show for a commercial video (MAPS Video-004). The Country Gazette Reunion Band was Alan Munde (banjo), Roland White (guitar and mandolin), Byron Berline […]

more

On This Day #29

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
mac_th

On This Day ……….. On May 23, 1925 Mac Wiseman was born in the hamlet of Crimora in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Malcolm B Wiseman, nicknamed The Voice with a Heart, was one of four children. The family wasn’t particularly musical; only his mother […]

more

On This Day #26 – Carolyn Routh

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
carolyn_th

On This Day ….  On February 27, 1967, Carolyn Routh, lead vocalist and bass player for Nu-Blu, was born in Siler City, North Carolina.  Ms Routh has loved music for as long as she can remember. She started singing at church and was always involved […]

more

On This Day #25 – Dale Reno

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
dale_reno_th

On This Day ………… On February 6, 1961, Dale Reno was born in Roanoke, Virginia. The second son of banjo ace Don Reno, Dale Reno fell in love with musical instruments at the tender age of ten. Initially he built his first set of drums […]

more

On This Day #23 – Carter Stanley

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Carter Stanley

On This Day ……. On December 1, 1966, Carter Stanley passed away in Bristol Memorial Hospital, Bristol, Tennessee. He was just 41 years old. Carter Stanley, guitarist and lead singer in the Stanley Brothers band, was born at Big Spraddle Creek, Dickenson County, Virginia, on […]

more

On This Day #22 – Springhill Disaster

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
springhill_th

On this Day …….. On November 7, 1958, Bill Clifton recorded Springhill Disaster, a song that he adapted from a poem written by a survivor, Maurice Ruddick. The Springhill disaster took place on Thursday, October 23, 1958. Actually there were three disasters in the different […]

more

On This Day #21 – Carroll County Ramblers

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
carroll_county_th

On This Day ….. On November 4, 1972, the Carroll County Ramblers – Dottie Eyler (vocals / guitar), Chris Warner (banjo), Leroy Eyler (mandolin), Bonnie Young (bass), Dave Lightcap (fiddle) – recorded two tracks Heather’s Reels and Ole Joe at Ken Alexander’s Studio, Dry Run, […]

more

On This Day #20 – Samantha Bumgarner

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment
samantha_bumgarner_th

On This Day ………….. On October 31, 1878, the first lady of the old-time banjo music Samantha Bumgarner was born. Sarah Samantha Biddix, to give her maiden name, was born, according to her death certificate, in “Tennessee”, on Halloween during the same year that Black […]

more

On This Day #18 – First IBMA awards show

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
ibma_awards_th

On This Day …….. On September 27, 1990 the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) staged its first Awards Show held in Owensboro, Kentucky. The show took place at the now-demolished Executive Inn, which was located overlooking the Ohio River. The Bluegrass Album Band performed on the […]

more