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Charlie Waller

b. 19 January 1935, Jointerville, Tx, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Gordonsville, Virginia, USA. A mentioned vocalist and guitarist, Waller performed traditional bluegrass music but was constantly prepared to accommodate adjustments without dropping his innate musical integrity. In the middle-50s he made an appearance on radio within the Louisiana Hayride, encountering and sometimes teaming up with Elvis Presley. In midsummer 1957, in Arlington, Virginia, Waller shaped his band, the united states Gentlemen. Among the sidemen in the line-up had been Eddie Adcock, John Duffey and Tom Grey. Over another half-century, many music artists approved through the rates of the music group though it was the initial line-up that was called when, in 1996, the united states Gentlemen had been inducted in to the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Honor. Waller was a mainstay from the bluegrass revival, and was also favored by the folk music viewers from the 60s and 70s. Although he constantly insisted in interviews that he had not been a country very good music player, he do play at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, showing up there 1st in 1967. He continuing performing in to the early 00s, despite faltering wellness. Waller’s last recording, Songs FROM THE American Nature, was documented early in 2004 and was made by Adcock, Waller’s sideman of older. Adcock had lately undergone multiple bypass medical procedures, and Waller prepared to try out at an advantage concert in Nashville that could raise funds to greatly help his friend, but passed away two days prior to the gig. His kid, Randy Waller, proceeds performing his dad’s legacy.

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