Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong

Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong

Birth
Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Jul 2003 (aged 94)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7740123 · View Source
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Musician. He was a string band fiddler who took his act across the country mastering genres from bluegrass to jazz. He taught himself to play at the age of 9 and over his lifetime took up 20 instruments including mandolin, violin, viola and banjo. He was a composer, instrumentalist and singer. Two PBS documentaries, "Louie Bluie" in 1985 and "Sweet Old Song" in 2002 chronicled parts of his life and work. His recordings, released by Vocalion Records, included "Vine Street Drag" and "Knox County Stomp."

Bio by: Ron Moody


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 6 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7740123
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong (4 Mar 1909–30 Jul 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7740123, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .