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Dewey Groom 314

March 31, 2018

31 March – Remembering both Dewey Groom and Howdy Forrester.

 

DEWEY GROOM ( Apr 30, 1918- Mar 31, 1997), country singer, band leader (including of Dewey Groom and his Texans) – as well as club owner (the famed Longhorn Ballroom) and record label owner. His early influences were Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills.

 

HOWDY FORRESTER (Mar 31, 1922 – Aug  1, 1987), American bluegrass/Texas-style fiddler who played with many great acts including Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, Herald Goodman’s Tennessee Valley Boys (see B.A.C.M. 261, SOUTHEASTERN SWING BANDS),  various Dewey Groom  groups and Flatt & Scruggs (1950) and Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys (from 1951).

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