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12 Persons in the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame:

Location:
International Bluegrass Music Museum
(near)
Owensboro, Kentucky
Web Site:
Years Active:
1991 to present (called Hall of Honor through 2006)

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.

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.

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.

Cedric Rainwater

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Watts

Brief Facts:

String bass player with group:International Bluegrass 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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