March 2013

1
Tommy Jarrell born, 1901
Stanley Brothers record "White Dove" for Columbia Records, 1949
Curt Chapman born, 1956

2
Jim and Jesse join Opry, 1964
The Whites join the Opry, 1984

3
Doc Watson born 1923 (died 5/29/2012)
Kyle Bailes died, 1996
"Colonel" Tom Riggs born, 1936

4
John Duffey born, 1934 (died 12/9/97) Play "Tribute to John Duffey" by Lorraine Jordan (From her album "Mandolin Rose," Also on Prime Cuts, Volume 55)
Bill Chapman born, 1954
Art Menius born, 1955
Larry Lynch born, 1954
Doug Burchett (Hammertowne) born, 1981
Scott Stoneman died, 1973 (Play "The Legend of Scott Stoneman" by Jack Tottle)

5
Fred Pike died, 1997

6
Doug Dillard born, 1937
Don Stover born, 1928 (died 11/11/96)
Bob Wills born, 1905
Carl Sauceman born, 1922

7
Frank Solivan born, 1977
Liz Meyer born, 1957 (died 8/26/2011 of breast cancer)
First "Bluegrass Special" with Wayne Rice broadcast o
n KSON-FM, 1976.
Jack Anglin (Johnny and Jack) died, 1963
Maro Kawabata died, 2013

8
Jimmy Stoneman born, 1937 (died 2002)

9
Cleo Davis born, 1919

10
It's Daylight Savings Time! Set clocks forward one hour.
(Play "Daylight Savings Time" by Grandpa Jones, or "Time Changes Everything," by the Reno Brothers.)

Jethro Burns born, 1920 (died Feb. 4, 1989)
Norman Blake born, 1938
Rickie Simpkins born, 1955

11
Cia Cherryholmes born
Pete Pyle died, 1995

12
Marshall Wilborn born, 1952
Charles Bailey (Bailey Brothers) died, 2004
Steve Stevenson died, 2007

13
Tim White born, 1956
Moondi Klein born, 1963
Benny Martin died, 2001
Jimmy Martin records "Sunny Side of the Mountain", 1964
Bill Bolick (Blue Sky Boys) died, 2008

14
Bob Paisley born, 1931 (died 11/29/2004)
Bruce Moody born, 1940 (died 2009)
Michael Martin Murphey born, 1945
Kristen Scott Benson born, 1976

David Harvey born, 1957
Matt Flinner born, 1969
Dale Potter died, 1996

15
Raymond Fairchild born, 1939
Last performance by Bill Monroe on the Grand Ole Opry, 1996 (Friday night)

16
Tim O'Brien born, 1954
Robin Williams born, 1947
Bob Whitstein born, 1944
Ronnie McCoury born, 1967
Carlton Haney died, 2011

Jim and Jesse record "Air Mail Special", 1953
Grand Ole Opry moves from the Ryman auditorium to its present home at Opryland U.S.A., 1974.

17
St. Patrick's Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Wayne Lewis born, 1943
Sally Love born, 1953
Rudy Lyle born, 1936 (died Feb. 11, 1985).
"Kentucky" made official state song of Kentucky, 1992

18
Walter Hensley born, 1936
Steve Wilson born, 1958
Jeff Easter born, 1960
Ed Dye died, 2009

19
Kim Fox born, 1966
Martha Carson born, 1921
Rose Maddox records "Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass" album, 1962
Randall Hylton died, 2001

20
First Day of Spring
(Play "Winter's Come and Gone" by Kenny and Amanda Smith or "Springtime in Dear Old Dixie" by Reno and Smiley, "Springtime" by David Crow, "Spring Break" by Pete Wernick, "Ah Spring" by Chris Thile, "Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime" by Jeannette Williams, "Spring" by Clay Hess or some other "spring" song.)
Ranger Doug born (Riders in the Sky), 1946
Charles Sawtelle died, 1999.
Forrest Rose (Perfect Strangers) died, 2005

21
Neil Rosenberg born, 1939

22
Charlie Poole born, 1892
Uncle Dave Macon died, 1952
Gene Libbea born, 1953
James Bailey born, 1957
Stoney Cooper died, 1977
Daniel Bailey (Bailey Brothers) died, 2004

23
Pappy Sherrill born, 1915
David Grisman born, 1945
Pop Lewis died, 2004

24
Palm Sunday
( For song suggestions, click here)

Smitty Irvin died, 2003

25
Frank Buchanan born, 1934
Buck Owens died, 2006
(Buck recorded one bluegrass album called "Ruby" in 1971)

26
John Starling born, 1940

27
Aubrey Haynie born, 1974

28
Dean Webb born, 1937
Benny Williams born, 1931 (died 10/11/2007)
Kevin Richardson born, 1979
Earl Scruggs died, 2012

29
Good Friday
(For song suggestions, click here)

Joe Drumright died, 1996
John Rigsby born, 1975
Mike Lantz died, 2006

30
Leslie Keith born, 1906
Paul Williams born, 1935
Harley Allen died, 2011

31
Easter Sunday
(For song suggestions, click here)

Phil Leadbetter born, 1962
Howard "Howdy" Forrester born, 1922 (died Aug. 1, 1987)
Carl Story died, 1995
Barry Crabtree born, 1966
Tommy Jackson born, 1926 (died 12/9/79)