The Stoneman Family Live in Lynchburg TN Jan 8.
The last surviving Stonemans, Roni, Donna and Patsy will be playing a show at the Lynchburg TN Civic Center. This will be a rare opportunity to see one of the first country and bluegrass groups ever. Show time and more details will be available at Jenniferbrantley.com as soon as they are known. This will no doubt be a chance to see some American music history.
As many of you know, Pop Stoneman put the Bristol Sessions together that has become to be known as the Big Bang of Country Music. Many have called him the real Father of Country Music. Roni Stoneman was known my most Americans as Ida Nagger on Hee Haw but to banjo players, she is also known as the First Lady of The Banjo. This name came about because she was the first woman to play the Scruggs finger style. Dancing Donna is known as one of the finest mandolin players ever.
According to.ortheyautoharps.com, all of the Stonemans have made recordings, many under labels such as MGM and RCA Victor, and they have played the most prestigious venues. The family made their first national appearance on the “Jimmy Dean TV Variety Show.” Next it was “The Grand Ole Opry” followed in 1962, and in 1966. They hosted their own syndicated television series “Those Stonemans.” Also, the Stoneman Family was presented the first CMA Award as Vocal Group of the Year in 1967. They have participated in two motion pictures, have been nominated four additional times to the CMA Award presentations and several CMA nominations for Instrumental Group of the Year, and have traveled Europe extensively. Pop and Hattie’s family has also made hundreds upon hundreds of professional recordings