Category: Memoriam

Funeral arrangements for James King – please help if you can.

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Funeral arrangements for James King have been announced. His family and friends wanted to wait a few days to allow his many, many friends in the music world to make plans to travel and attend. Viewing and visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 23, from […]

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Condolences to Tim White

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass Today shares our deepest and most sincere condolences with Tim White, host of the PBS bluegrass program Song Of The Mountains, The Tim White Bluegrass Show on more than two dozen radio stations across the US, and good friend to everyone in bluegrass. His beloved daughter […]

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Green Hayes passes

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This lovely remembrance of Green Hayes, a stalwart of the Cincinnati bluegrass scene for more than 60 years, was shared by his family. Green is the father of Rick Hayes, former mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers, builder of fine mandolins and guitars, co-owner (with Clay Hess) […]

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Remo Belli passes

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Banjo players lost a major supporter earlier this week, one few of them ever thought much about. Remo Belli died on Monday afternoon (4/25) at 88 years of age. His Remo Inc. manufactured the mylar banjo heads they use since 1957. The company was founded to serve […]

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Mitch Manns Memorial in Flat Rock

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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“What’s goin’ on?” Mitch Manns greeted everyone with these words. His greeting was silenced on March 18, 2016. Mitch was an icon in the southeast Michigan music scene, especially in the bluegrass and country arenas. He had a long and storied music career, including session work in […]

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Merle Haggard, R.I.P.

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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I’m sure most of our readers have heard by now of the passing of the great Merle Haggard today, departing on his 79th birthday. As is appropriate, the news is a major media story in the entertainment industry. Such was his importance to country music. […]

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Louis Meyers remembrance in Austin today

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Friends and family of the late Louis Meyers will be assembling today in Austin, TX to commemorate the life of the celebrated musician, promoter, and organizer who died suddenly from a heart attack last Friday morning. Meyers was prominent in the worlds of bluegrass and acoustic […]

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Takeharu Kunimoto – An Appreciation

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This memorial appreciation is a contribution from Jack Tottle, Associate Professor Emeritus at East Tennessee State University. It is used by permission from Moonshiner magazine (JAPAN), originally published—in Japanese translation—February, 2016. Takeharu Kunimoto was among the most unusual, gifted, energetic and hard-working individuals I’ve encountered during my six […]

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Bill Keith remembered, part 2

| December 22, 2015 | 1 Comment
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In the spirit of yesterday’s Bill Keith remembrance, several of his fellow banjo players have shared their thoughts about Bill. Bill Evans, performer, educator, composer and author, remembers Keith’s love of a cappuccino and his culinary abilities … “As is the case for many of […]

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Bill Keith remembered

| December 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
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As previously noted, banjo innovator Bill Keith passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015. He was 75 years old and had been in poor health for some time. We recall his sterling career in this retrospective. William Bradford Keith was born on December 20, 1939, […]

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