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Bluegrass style of country music (also Appalachian music)

Dave Akeman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Akeman
Also Known As:
Stringbean
String Beans
Nickname(s):
Stringbean
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Played with:Star on the TV show:in role of:Also semi-pro baseball. Murdered (with his wife Estelle) in a home invasion robbery.
Bodies discovered by friend and neighbor:

Red Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harley Allen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

High "mountain" voice. Guitarist.
Band:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2005.

Clarence Ashley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Earl McCurry
Thomas Clarence McCurry
Also Known As:
Clarence Tom Ashley
Nickname(s):
Tom

Brief Facts:

Banjo. Lost tip of index finger.
Played with the group:See also:

Kenny Baker (fiddler)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Clayton Baker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler.
Member of:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Edie Brickell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edie Arlisa Brickell
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Paul Simon by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie:Broadway musical play:

Hylo Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Brown
Also Known As:
Frank "Hylo" Brown
Nickname(s):
Hylo

Brief Facts:

Album:Nickname Hylo because he sang tenor or bass.

Bill Clifton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Marburg

Brief Facts:

Organized the first bluegrass festival. Published book with folk and gospel songs.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Jim Eanes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Homer Robert Eanes Jr.
Also Known As:
Smilin' Jim Eanes

Lester Flatt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester Raymond Flatt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:with:AKA duo:Member of the:in the mid 1940s.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.

Jerry Garcia

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome John Garcia
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carolyn Adams by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Cofounder of rock group:Founded bluegrass group:and cofounded psychedelic country rock band:Banjo and guitar. Designed silk neckties and T-shirts.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Grateful Dead.

Vince Gill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Amy Grant by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1997.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1997.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 September 2012.

Buck Graves

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Burkett Howard Graves
Also Known As:
Josh Graves
Nickname(s):
Josh
Uncle Josh
Sultan of Slide
Death Date:
2006

Brief Facts:

Created resonator guitar (Dobro «) and slide guitar (Hawaiian) sounds for bluegrass. Died at age 79.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1997.

Tom T. Hall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hall
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1978.
Grand Ole Opry.

Emmylou Harris

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Emmylou Harris
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2003.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007.
Grand Ole Opry.

John Hartford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Cowan Harford
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin.
A 't' was added to his name when suggested by:Song:for:TV show:Comedy songs. A riverboat pilot.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2010.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6638 Delmar Boulevard.

Alison Krauss

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alison Maria Krauss
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Fiddler and singer.
Group:Album:Grammy awards and CMA awards.
Album:

Jimmy Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Henry Martin
Nickname(s):
The King of Bluegrass Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
2005
Age:
78 or 79

Brief Facts:

Major definer of the "high lonesome sound" as a high tenor.
Vocals and guitar with the:group:Formed his own group:Songs:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1995.

Steve Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Glenn Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway musical play:Excellent on the banjo.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2007.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2005.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.

Bill Monroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 4 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1970.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997.
Group:Song:is now the state song.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
National Medal of Arts 1995.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Cedric Rainwater

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Watts

Brief Facts:

String bass player with group:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Jody Rainwater

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Johnson
Also Known As:
Little Jody Rainwater
Little Jody
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
91 or 92
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

String bass with the group:Radio DJ.

Earl Scruggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:with:in duo:Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo.
Joined the group:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 1992.
Grand Ole Opry.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 February 2003.

Ricky Skaggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Lee Skaggs
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Guitar, fiddle, mandolin (his primary instrument), banjo. Mostly bluegrass music.
Played mandolin at age 6 with:Groups:Albums:Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2004.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Roni Stoneman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Veronica Loretta Stoneman
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Brief Facts:

Banjo player.
TV show:

Tut Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Taylor
Also Known As:
Robert Arthur Taylor Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dobro guitar musician.
Band:International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Doc Watson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2000.
National Medal of Arts 1997.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bill Wesbrooks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Egbert Wesbrooks
Nickname(s):
Cousin Wilbur

Brief Facts:

Played with:

Buck White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
H.S. White
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 25 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of:Country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music.
Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Whites.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Whites.

Mason Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mason Douglas Williams
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Guitar and banjo.
Oregon Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Chubby Wise

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Russell Dees
Also Known As:
Robert Russell Wise
Nickname(s):
Chubby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Adopted, name changed to Wise.
Played fiddle with the:group:Famed for song:Co-wrote song:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1998.
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