Died this date, 2005. Bobby was an acclaimed Nashville Studio banjo player. He played on countless albums. His signature sound was the banjo of Hee Haw. Visit http://www.bobbythompsonbanjo.com for his discography.
Fannin County, Texas — For music fans who want more music and less talk, KFYN 95.7 The Warrior has a new show starting Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. that you don’t want to miss. The Scud Fargus Show will feature two 30-minute sets of back-to-back songs — bluegrass, country, gospel — and ol’ Scud says that later on he plans to reach into his bag of tricks for a little Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
June Carter Cash died on this date, 2003
Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969–1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre. Most of all, he is an entertainer, with an amiable personality and a telegenic presence. During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled in classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God And Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987 and The Country Music Hall of Fame.
Gary Hogue died on this date in 2000. Gary was one of the greatest Texas steel guitarist. In his later years he played with Marty Stewart.
Boyd’s note: Junior Knight (The Kaufman County Flash) was Gary’s
best buddy. They both played all around the Dallas area. Junior Knight still lives in Kaufman. I believe you can still catch Junior on facebook!
Coming up next: The Marshall Tucker Band (Greatest Hits, 2011.