August 2013

How's the Weather? Hot? Play "Hot Day in August" by Gary Ferguson ("I'm Really Leaving" album/Webco)

1
First Carter Family recording, 1927
Mack Magaha born, 1929 (died 8/15/2003)
Howdy Forrester died, 1987

2
Jeff White born, 1957
Wynn Osborne born, 1961
Mitch Jayne (Dillards) died, 2010

3
Paul Mullins died, 2008

4
Benny Sims born, 1924
Scott Stoneman born, 1932 (died March 4, 1973; play "The Legend of Scott Stoneman" by Jack Tottle)
First Jimmie Rodgers recording session, 1927
Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White married, 1981

5
Mark O'Connor born, 1961
Vern Gosdin born, 1935
Pee Wee Lambert born, 1924 (died June 25, 1965)
Steve Dilling born, 1965
Frank Edmonsen born, 1953 (died 11/28/2003)
Allan Spinney born, 1965
Rick Spinney born, 1966

6
Herschel Sizemore born, 1935
Tommy Sells (Big Country Bluegrass) born, 1956

7
Felice Bryant born, 1925 (died 4/22/2003)
Alison Brown born, 1962

8
Osborne Brothers join Grand Ole Opry, 1964
Zeke Morris died, 1999.

9
First Mercury recording session by the Stanley Brothers, 1953
Jerry Garcia died, 1995

10
Jimmy Martin born, 1927 (died 5/14/2005)
First "Will the Circle" album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band began recording on this date, 1971.

12
Dewey McPeak born, 1941
Mike Lantz born, 1957
Ed Ferris born, 1934
Bobby Slone died, 2013

13
Stanley Brothers record "Stone Walls and Steel Bars", 1963

14
Curt Gausman born, 1965
Jake Landers born, 1938
Steve Martin born, 1945

15
Rose Maddox born, 1925 (died 4/15/98)
Ben Eldridge born, 1938
Jerry Holt born, 1941
Aubrey Holt born, 1938
Mike Seeger born, 1933
David Nance born, 1964
Mack Magaha died, 2003

16
Eric Weissberg born, 1939
Kirk Brandenberger born, 1955
Vassar Clements died, 2005
Elvis Presley died, 1977 (Suggestion: Play "Dixie" by the Gibson Brothers on their "Help My Brother" CD)

17
Wayne Raney born, 1921

18
Bryan Bowers born, 1940
Audie Blaylock born, 1962
Porter Church died, 1995
Charlie Waller died, 2004

19
Marc Pruett born, 1951
Kenny Ingram born, 1952
Beth Stevens born, 1968
Curly Ray Cline died, 1997
(Play "Tribute to Curly Ray" by Larry Fuller on Prime Cuts #62)
Dale Vanderpool died, 2012

20
Eck Robertson born, 1897
Ralph Stanley II born, 1978

21
Tom Hanway born, 1961
Flatt and Scruggs make their last recordings for Columbia Records, 1969.
Sam McGee died, 1975

23
Barry Bales born, 1969
Fiddler Carl Nelson born, 1935 (died 11/1/2006)

24
Alan Bibey born, 1964
Patti Chapman born, 1955
Wayne Moore born, 1938
John Cowan born, 1953
Teresa Sells (Big Country Bluegrass) born, 1959

26
Liz Meyer died, 2011

27
Carter Stanley born, 1925 (died December 1, 1966)
Play "I Wish I Could Have Met Carter" by the Spinney Brothers from their "No Borders" CD.
J.D. Crowe born, 1937

28
Jeannette Williams born, 1965

29
Roger Sprung born, 1930
Homer Earl "Pop" Dillard died, 1990

30
First fiddlers convention in America, Hanover Cty, VA, 1736
Jimmy Martin records "Stormy Waters", 1962

31
Dan Fogelberg born, 1951
Keith McReynolds born, 1955 (died 2/2/2000)
Comedian Fred E. Smith born, 1924 (died 6/4/2006)