Paul Moffett

Down On The Corner
By Paul Moffett

A big congrats to our Bluegrass Beat columnist Berk Bryant, who was honored as the Volunteer of the Year at the Public Radio Partnership. Read all about it in his column on page 8.

If you miss the "Louisville Lost & Found" radio shows on WFPK (Thursdays 8 p.m.), you can listen to them on the web at www.groovymusicinc.com. Marvin Maxwell and Ed Amick are uploading them after they've aired. Maxwell and Amick note on the website that they have over 2,000 masters. This might take a while.

The 5th Annual Cardinal Saxophone Workshop will be held on July 16-23, 2006 at the University of Louisville School of Music. The focus is on "classical saxophone" study and performance. There are many aspects to this Workshop, is if you are interested, learn more at http://www.louisville.edu/music/saxophone/.

The 2006 All Star Band at the Phoenix will play there on July 3. The `winners' are Lacee Maree Williams of Eleven50Seven; Billy Burton, Speed of Sound; Jerry Lloyd, Blowfly; Brad Miller, The Elect; Joe Stephens; Wax Factory / Acoustipimps; Scott Whistler, Redline and Brad Wireman Hemibuddha. Congrats all around.

The Reed Brothers Band has decided to emulate Nashville's Fan Fair by setting up a booth at the Fairgrounds during the Stewart Promotions Flea Market June 30-July 2. They'll play at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They're promoting their new CD, Guns Already Drawn, which they recorded at our old pal Charlie Walls' Music Man Studios.

THS, LLC, a subsidiary of Triangle Talent, Inc., has been selected to manage the Iroquois Amphitheater and will responsible for marketing and overseeing the operation of the Amphitheater. Betsy Kronish will be the Amphitheater's general manager. Triangle Talent CEO David Snowden and President Clay Campbell will also be involved.

The 2006 All-Star Band will be performing at the Phoenix Hill Tavern on July 3. Members are: Lacee Maree Williams (Eleven50Seven), Billy Burton (Speed of Sound), Jerry Lloyd (Blowfly) and Brad Miller (The Elect)

CODAS

Brandt, Rollen, 88, died on June 11, 2006. During the 1940's through the 1960's, he was a pianist in several big bands and dance bands. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians Louisville Local 11-637

Mack, Ed A. "Eddy', 61, died in Louisville on June 17, 2006. He was Leader and bassist for The 3rd World Edition Band.

Rosenberg, Daniel Lee, 46, of Louisville, died on June 3, 2006. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he was a musician who played the drums professionally.

Stewart, Helen Elizabeth, 80, of Mt. Washington, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006. She was the former Helen Puffenbarger and began her country music career in the 1940's along with her siblings Bonnie, Buster and younger sister, Joan, under the Puffenbarger Kids) at radio station WSVA in Harrisonburg, VA. In 1948, the "Puffenbarger Kids" became members of the "Old Dominion Barn Dance" located in Richmond, VA. In 1949, the "Puffenbarger Kids" were invited to join the "Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round" on station WNOX in Knoxville, TN. Later that year, Helen was asked by Mother Maybelle Carter to join the Carter Family band as a regular on WSM's "Grand Ole Opry."