May 2013

1
It's May Day!

Play "The Maypole" by Barbara St. John (on Prime Cuts Volume 22)
or "One Morning in May" by the Country Gentlemen (on Vanguard).

Sam McGee born, 1894
Homer Earl "Pop" Dillard born, 1901 (died Aug. 29, 1990)

2
Ray Davis born, 1933
Flatt and Scruggs record "Live at Vanderbilt" album, 1963
Roy Lee Centers died, 1974

3
Red Taylor died, 1987
Bill Napier died, 2000

4
Michael McPeak born, 1949
Hubert Davis died, 1992

5
Cinco De Mayo! (Mexican Independence Day)
(For song suggestions, click here)
Kentucky Derby 136 at Churchill Downs.
(For song suggestions, click here)

Roni Stoneman born, 1941

6
"Singing Brakeman" Jimmie Rodgers died, 1933.

7
Kyle Bailes (Bailes Brothers) born, 1915 (died 3/3/96)

8
Scott Vestal born, 1962
Roberta Gordon (the Gordons) born, 1952
Homer Bailes born, 1922
Benny Martin born, 1928 (died March 13, 2001)
Rick Allred born, 1960
Gail Rudisill born, 1973
Bill Price born, 1934 (died 9/11/00)

9
Bill Grant born, ?
Buck Ryan born, 1925
Chris Warner born, 1946
Zeke Morris born, 1916 (died 8/21/99)
Keith Whitley died, 1989
(Play "Song for Keith" by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time or "Keith How Many" by Ernie Thacker)
Jimmy Martin records "Hit Parade of Love", 1956

10
Mother Maybelle Carter born, 1909 (died Oct. 23, 1978)
Everett Lilly died, 2012

11
Lester Flatt died, 1979 (Play "The Day that Lester Died" by Mark Newton and Claire Lynch on "Follow Me Back to the Fold" album, or on The Front Porch String Band "Hills of Alabam" CD)

12
Mother's Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Jan Harvey born, 1966
Butch Robins born, 1949
Jeremy Chapman born, 1979

13
Johnny Wright born, 1914
Jack Anglin born, 1916 (died 3/7/63)
Gid Tanner died, 1960
Bob Wills died, 1975

Larry Rice died, 2006

14
Mike Scott born, 1962
Jimmy Martin died, 2005

15
Ray Park (of Vern and Ray) died, 2002

16
Nick Forster born, 1955
Doug Dillard died, 2012

17
Red Smiley born, 1925 (died Jan. 2, 1972)
Grant Turner (Grand Ole Opry announcer) born, 1912 (died 10/9/92)
Paul Warren born, 1918 (died Jan. 12, 1978)
President Reagan honors Bill Monroe at the White House, 1983
Rodney Dillard born, 1942

18
Armed Forces Day
Play "Soldier of Freedom" by Phoenix ("Tailor Made" CD) or "Pray for the Boys" by Flatt and Scruggs (Bear Family 1955) or "Come Home Good Boy" by Dale Ann Bradley ("Somewhere South of Crazy" CD)
Murphy Henry born, 1952
Bobby Thompson died, 2005

19
Red Taylor born, 1927 (died 1987)
George D. Hay died, 1968

20
Charles Lindbergh makes first transatlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis," 1927. (Play "Spirit of St. Louis" by Joe Ross).

21
Benny Cain born, 1921 (died 11/8/98)
Charlie Poole died, 1931
Jimmy Bowen born, 1963

22
Miggie Lewis born, 1926
Bobby Atkins born, 1933

23
Mac Wiseman born, 1925
Mac Wiseman first records for Dot Records, 1951
Patti Chapman born, 1955
LeRoy Troy born, 1966
Ken Irwin (Rounder Records) born, 1944

24
Mike Lilly born, 1949

25
Tom T. Hall born, 1936
Pop Stoneman born, 1893

26
"Singing Brakeman" Jimmie Rodgers dies, 1933
Lance LeRoy born, 1930
Glen Duncan born, 1955
Rob Ickes born, 1967

27
Memorial Day
(For song suggestions, click here)

Patsy Stoneman born, 1925

28
Jerry Douglas born, 1956
John Palmer born, 1927

29
Carl Story born, 1916 (died 3/31/95)
Jerry McCoury born, 1948
Tim Smith born, 1955
Cohen T. Williams, founder of Martha White Mills, died, 1988.
Doc Watson died, 2012
Play "Doc Watson Morning" from Peter Rowan's "The Old School" CD

30
Mike Snider born, 1955
Aubry Noble born, 1980

31
William "Red" Rector died, 1990
Lonnie Peerce died, 1996