January 2013

Now would be a good time to play "January Rain" by the Lost and Found (on Rebel Records), "January Wind" by Valerie Smith on "For the Long Haul" (Golden King Records) or "January Night" by Wayne Taylor (of Blue Highway) from his "It's About Time" CD.

1
New Years Day
(For song suggestions, click here)

Jim Buchanan born, 1941

2
Suggestion: play "January 2nd" by Sean Watkins.
Wayne Taylor (Blue Highway) born, 1955
Red Smiley died, 1972
12 coal miners die in Sago (Tallmansville, West Virginia) mine disaster, 2006 (play "Thirteen" by Katy Penn)

3
Ray Goins born, 1936
Larry McNeely born, 1948
T. Michael Coleman born, 1951
Casey Henry born, 1978
Ted Lundy died, 2001

4
Patty Loveless born, 1957
Vernon Derrick died, 2008

5
Buzz Busby died, 2003

6
Earl Scruggs born, 1924 (died 3/28/2012)
Song suggestions: Play "He Came from Carolina" by Jim Mills or "The Pride and Joy of Shelby" by Niall Toner.

Wyatt Rice born, 1965
Suzanne Thomas born, 1945
First David Grisman Quintet gig, 1976
Chubby Wise died, 1996
(Song suggestion: Play "Fiddle, Wooden Case and Bow" by Andy Owens)
Gary Ferguson born, 1950
Buck Ryan died, 1982

8
The Battle of New Orleans fought on this day, 1815
(Song suggestion: Play "The Eighth of January" a.k.a. "The Battle of New Orleans.". There's a good version of it on Rhonda Vincent's "Destination Life" CD)
Randall Hylton born, 1945
Sara Carter died, 1979 (Play "Tears in Holsten River" from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Circle III" album.)
Kelly McCormick (of the McCormick Brothers) died, 2005.
Elvis Presley born, 1935
(Song suggestion: Play "Dixie" by the Gibson Brothers on their "Help My Brother" CD)

9
Song suggestion: Play "Love Does It Every Time" by Ricky Skaggs (Brand New Strings CD). There's a line in the song that goes "... The due date is January 9."
Lloyd Loar (master Gibson luthier) born, 1886.

10
Curly Ray Cline born, 1923 (died 8/19/97)
James Reams born, 1956
Butch Baldassari died, 2009

11
Zane Fairchild born, 1971
Jill Snider born, 1972
Rick Shubb born, 1945

12
Paul Warren died, 1978
Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper join the Grand Ole Opry, 1957
Charlie Collins died, 2012

13
Ezra Cline born, 1907
Rual Yarbrough born, 1930 (died 9/21/2010)
Jimmy Martin records "You Don't Know My Mind," 1960.

14
Smitty Irvin born, 1930 (died 3/24/2003)

15
Ralph Stanley joins Grand Ole Opry at age 72, 2000.
First Reno & Smiley recording session for King, 1952
Pete Kuykendall born, 1938

16
Tony Trischka born, 1949
Marcus Smith born, 1971
Dolly Parton born, 1946
John Shuffler born, 1931

17
Walter Bailes born, 1920 (died 11/27/00)
Hylo Brown died, 2003

18
Eddie Biggerstaff born, 1955
Rusty Williams born, 1954

19
Flatt and Scruggs' recording of "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, 1963
Charlie Waller born, 1935 (died 8/18/2004)
Butch Waller (High Country) born.
John Hardy hanged, 1894
Jimmy Haley born, 1955
Dawn Watson born, 1962

20
Flatt & Scruggs play Nixon's Inauguration, 1969

21
Martin Luther King Day (born 1/15/29)
Tom Rozum born, 1951
Howard Watts (Cedric Rainwater) died, 1970

22
Bill Emerson born, 1938
Janette Carter died, 2006
Margie Sullivan born, 1933

23
Polly Lewis born, 1937
Johnny Russell born, 1940
Harley Allen born, 1956
Wayne Raney died, 1993
Art Stamper died, 1993
John Hall died, 2007

24
Curtis Burch born, 1945
Harold "Shot" Jackson died, 1991
Tommy Thompson (Red Clay Ramblers) died, 2003
Ken Orrick (Lost Highway) died, 2009

26
Ted Lundy born, 1937
Scott Anderson born, 1965
Charlie Louvin died, 2011

27
Cheryl White born, 1955
Joe Isaacs born, 1947

28
Billy Ray Lathum born, 1938
Earl Taylor died, 1984
Tommy Jarrell died, 1985
Rienk Janssen born, 1947
Carl Sauceman died, 2005

30
Harold Morrison born, 1931 (died 12/21/93)

31
Christian Frederick (C.F.) Martin (guitar maker) born, 1796 (died Feb. 16, 1867).
Lynwood Lunsford born, 1962
Larry Perkins born, 1967

Joe Drumright born, 1929 (died 3/29/96)
Becky Buller born, 1979