September 2013
"Worldwide Bluegrass Music Month"

For the beginning of football season, play "The Great Joe Bob" by The Country Gazette (on their "Hello Operator" album) or "Drop Kick Me Jesus" by Paul Craft (on his "Too Bad You're No Good" CD).

For the start of school, play "Late For School" by Steve Martin (on his "The Crow" CD) or "The Little One Room Schoolhouse" by the Bressler Brothers (Prime Cuts, Vol. 53)

Gary Gordon (the Gordons) born, 1953

Labor Day
(For song suggestions, click here)

Buck "Uncle Josh" Graves first recording with Flatt and Scruggs, 1955

First day of the first bluegrass festival, 1965 (Carlton Haney's Fincastle, VA festival)

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5774)
Bill Monroe records "Blue Moon of Kentucky" for Decca, 1954
Harold "Shot" Jackson born, 1920
Fiddler Gordon Terry died, 2006
Randy Graham born, 1946

Ron Thomasson born, 1944

John Herald born, 1939 (died 7/18/2005)
Buzz Busby born, 1933 (died, 2003)
Roy Huskey, Jr. died, 1997
(Play "Song for Roy" on Sam Bush "Howlin' at the Moon" album.)
President Wm. McKinley shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz, 1901
(Play "McKinley's Gone" / "White House Blues.")

Barry Poss born, 1944

National Grandparents Day
(Suggestion: Play "My Grandparents' House" by Trisha Gagnon or "Grandma's Rocking Chair" by Dale Ann Bradley)
"Singing Brakeman" Jimmie Rodgers born, 1897 in Meridian, Mississippi (died 5/6/33).

Bill Monroe died, 1996
For song suggestions, click here.
C.F. Martin III born, 1894 (died June 15, 1986)
Paul Adkins born, 1952
James King born, 1958

Matthew Allred died, 2006

Richard Bailey born, 1961
Dave Hardy born, 1955
Terrorists strike America, 2001.
Play "Mama, Will You Call My Daddy" by Doug Bartlett on Prime Cuts, Vol. 54; "911" by Lawrence Bishop on "White Horse Rider" album, "When the Twin Towers Fell" by the New Roanoke Jug Band; "Smoke on the Water" by the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.

John McGann born, 1959
Wade Mainer died, 2011

Bill Monroe born,
1911 (died 9/9/96)
For song suggestions, click here.
Play "Lena May" by Randy Kohrs "Old Photograph" CD

Willis Spears (lead singer with the Nashville Grass) born, 1940
Lou Reid born, 1954
Willis Spears born, 1940
Joe Stuart died, 1987
Wilma Lee Cooper died, 2011

Yom Kippur
Bill Harrell born, 1934
Tim Stafford born, 1960
Rick Pardue born, 1952
Herb Trotman born, 1944
Lloyd Loar died, 1943

Roy Acuff born, 1903 (died 11/23/92)
Play "Old Roy and Brother Oz" by the Osborne Brothers ("Class of "96" album).
Stanley Bros. record "How Far to Little Rock", 1959
John Bowman born, 1970

The "original" bluegrass band (Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise and Howard Watts) records for the first time, 1946.
Barry Mitterhof born, 1952

Walden Dahl born, 1952

Carl Jackson born, 1953
Ervin Rouse born, 1917 (died 7/8/81)
Bea Lilly died, 2005

Carlton Haney born, 1928 (died 3/16/2011)
Kenny Smith born, 1967
Clyde Moody born, 1915
Kathy Kallick born, 1952

Charles Sawtelle born, 1946 (died 3/20/99)

Ginger Boatwright born, 1944
Shawn Lane born, 1971
Daryl Mosely born, 1964
Rual Yarbrough died, 2010

Autumn Begins
Play "Leaves Fall" by Chris Thile, "Summertime is Past and Gone" or "When Those Golden Leaves Begin to Fall" by Bill Monroe or "The Summer's Come
and Gone" by Jimmy Martin or "The Fall" by the Circuit Riders, or "Bring Back Yesterday" by Bobby Osborne (begins with "I always hate to see the start of Autumn")
Wiley Morris (of the Morris Brothers) dies, 1990.
Pop Lewis born, 1905
Wiley Morris died, 1990
Jimmy Stoneman died, 2002

Steve Scruggs died, 1992
Jack Dempsey lost to Gene Tunney in World Heavyweight fight, 1926 (play "Jack Dempsey's Crown" by Jim Lauderdale, from his "Reason and Rhyme" CD).

Kevin Church born, 1963
Flatt & Scruggs record "Ballad of Jed Clampett", 1962
Paul Mullins born, 1936 (died 8/3/2008)
Larry Gillis born, 1962

Steve Thomas born, 1962
Larry Sparks born, 1947
Charlie Leet born, 1944

IBMA Awards Show in Raleigh, North Carolina
Lynn Anderson born, 1947

Josh Graves born, 1928 (Died 9/30/06)
Play "Pickin' on Josh" by the Steep Canyon Rangers from their "Lovin' Pretty Women" CD
Wreck of the Old 97 near Danville, VA, 1903
Charlie Monroe died, 1975

Ronnie Reno born, 1947
Laurie Lewis born, 1950

Dan Crary born, 1939

Marty Stuart born, 1958
Carmella Ramsey born, 1972
Phil Rosenthal born, 1948
Josh Graves died, 2006

Play "Pickin' on Josh" by the Steep Canyon Rangers from their "Lovin' Pretty Women" CD
Stanley Brothers record "How Mountain Girls Can Love," 1958

Now would be a good time to play "September's End" from Northern Lights' "Can't Buy Your Way" album.