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September is “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)

1

Roger Williams born, 1948
Gary Gordon born, 1953

2

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

3

Billy Hawks born, 1968
First day of the first multi-day bluegrass festival, 1965 (Carlton Haney’s Fincastle, VA festival)

4

Labor Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Bill Monroe records “Blue Moon of Kentucky” for Decca, 1954

Harold “Shot” Jackson born, 1920
Randy Graham born, 1946

5

Ron Thomasson born, 1944

6

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.”)

7

Barry Poss born, 1944

8

“Singing Brakeman” Jimmie Rodgers born, 1897 in Meridian, Mississippi (died 5/26/1933).

9

Bill Monroe died, 1996
(For song suggestions, click here.)
C.F. Martin III born, 1894 (died 6/15/1986)
Paul Adkins born, 1952
James King born, 1958 (died 5/19/2016)

10

National Grandparents Day
(Song Suggestions: Play “There’s More That Holds the Picture” by Larry Sparks, “My Grandparents’ House” by Trisha Gagnon, “Grandpa’s Mandolin” by IIIrd Tyme Out, “Grandma’s Rocking Chair” by Dale Ann Bradley, or “Lena Mae” by Randy Kohrs.)
Matthew Allred died, 2006

11

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.)

12

John McGann born, 1959
Wade Mainer died, 2011

13

Bill Monroe born, 1911 (died 9/9/96)
(For song suggestions, click here.)
Willis Spears born, 1940
Lou Reid born, 1954
Willis Spears born, 1940
Joe Stuart died, 1987
Wilma Lee Cooper died, 2011

14

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

15

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

16

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

17

Walden Dahl born, 1952
Kevin Williamson born, 1963

18

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

19

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

20

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5778)
Charles Sawtelle born, 1946 (died 3/20/99)
Steve Gulley born, 1962

21

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

22

Autumn Begins
(For song suggestions, click here.)
Wiley Morris (of the Morris Brothers) dies, 1990.

Pop Lewis born, 1905
Wiley Morris died, 1990
Jimmy Stoneman died, 2002

23

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” album).

24

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

25

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

26

LeRoy Drumm born, 1936 (died 2010)
Lynn Anderson born, 1947

27

Sierra Hull born, 1991
Josh Graves born, 1928 (Died 9/30/06)

(Play “Pickin’ on Josh” by the Steep Canyon Rangers from their “Lovin’ Pretty Women” album.)
Wreck of the Old 97 near Danville, VA, 1903
Charlie Monroe died, 1975

28

IBMA Awards Show in Raleigh, North Carolina
Ronnie Reno born, 1947

Laurie Lewis born, 1950

29

Dan Crary born, 1939

30

Yom Kippur
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” album.)
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.

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