Carl Story

(fiddle - 10/1942-11/1943)

Born: 5/29/1916    Died: 3/31/1995

As a Blue Grass Boy: Carl Story joined the Blue Grass Boys to replace Howdy Forrester, who had been drafted into the Navy, after his own band, the Rambling Mountaineers, had broken up. He played fiddle for about a year before being drafted himself.

Before and After: After leaving the service, Story reformed the Rambling Mountaineers, playing primarily guitar. Over the years he began to specialize more and more in gospel material, earning him the title "Father of Bluegrass Gospel Music". He continued to perform and record until his death in 1995.

Honors: Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Hall of Fame (1984); SPBGMA Preservation Hall of Greats (1988); IBMA Hall of Honor (2007)

Links: Bio and photos from the Find A Grave site