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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 Bill Monroe. Star on the TV show Hee Haw in role of Stringbean. Also semi-pro baseball. Murdered (with his wife Estelle) in a home invasion robbery. Bodies discovered by friend and neighbor Grandpa Jones

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
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Brief Facts:

High "mountain" voice. Guitarist. Band Blue Ridge Mountain Boys. 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 Carolina Tar Heels. See also Doc Watson

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 Bluegrass Boys. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Edie Brickell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edie Arlisa Brickell
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
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 Born on the Fourth of July. Broadway musical play Bright Star

Hylo Brown

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

Brief Facts:

Album Bluegrass Balladeer. 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 Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Earl Scruggs AKA duo Flatt & Scruggs. Member of the Blue Grass Boys 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 Grateful Dead. Founded bluegrass group Black Mountain Boys and cofounded psychedelic country rock band The New Riders of the Purple Sage. 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:
61
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 I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away. 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. Guitar Center RockWalk 2016. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 September 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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:

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:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Harper Valley P.T.A., (Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine, I Love. 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:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album O Brother, Where Art Thou?. 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 Chet Atkins. Song Gentle on My Mind for Glen Campbell. TV show Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. 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, 1 day before her 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Fiddler and singer. Group Alison Krauss & Union Station. Album Now that I've Found You: A Collection. Grammy awards and CMA awards. Album Raising Sand

Jimmy Martin

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

Brief Facts:

Major definer of the "high lonesome sound" as a high tenor. Vocals and guitar with the Bill Monroe group Blue Grass Boys. Formed his own group Sunny Mountain Boys. Songs Ocean of Diamonds, Sophronie, Widow Maker, Sunny Side of the Mountain. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1995.

Steve Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Glenn Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 23 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Love the Coopers, My Blue Heaven, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cheaper by the Dozen, Roxanne, íThree Amigos!, The Jerk. Broadway musical play Bright Star. 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 / Orange County 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 Blue Grass Boys. Song Blue Moon of Kentucky 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 Foggy Mountain Boys. 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 Foggy Mountain Boys. 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 Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Lester Flatt in duo Flatt & Scruggs. Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo. Joined the group Blue Grass Boys. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ricky Skaggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Lee Skaggs
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 4 days after his birthday
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 Bill Monroe. Groups Kentucky Thunder, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Albums Highways and Heartaches, Don't Cheat in Our Hometown. 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:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Brief Facts:

Banjo player. TV show Hee Haw

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 Dixie Gentlemen. 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 Bill Monroe

Buck White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
H.S. White
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Whites. 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, 33 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. 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 Bill Monroe group Blue Grass Boys. Famed for song Orange Blossom Special. Co-wrote song Shenandoah Waltz. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1998.
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