Archive for March, 2024

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 20 March 2024

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024


Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives came to the District in Sioux Falls on March 12. And were they fabulous! They took the stage at 7:00, opening with an instrumental, and entertained us nonstop for 90 minutes. They played a variety of instruments, changing them seamlessly with never a disruption.


Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 6 March 2024

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024


Veronica Loretta “Roni” Stoneman, 85, member of the famous Stoneman Family and banjo player and comedian on Hee Haw, died February 22. No cause of death or funeral information was announced. Born in 1938, Roni was the 12th of Hattie and Ernest “Pop” Stoneman’s 13 children. After Pop Stoneman’s death in 1968, his children continued to tour as the Stoneman Family. In the 1970s, Roni joined the cast of the TV show Hee Haw. She and sister Donna, the last surviving members of the Stoneman siblings, continued to perform into their 80s. I think Donna is still alive, although my internet searches for her only brought up Roni.