An appeal for Larry McPeak

Larry McPeakThe McPeak Brothers were a fixture on the southeastern US bluegrass scene from the late 1960s through the mid ’80s. They appeared on national television and had a number of popular recordings during that time.

Four different brothers were members of the group over the years, and now one of them, Larry McPeak, is in ill health and in need of a kidney transplant. Larry has been ill for some time, and underwent a liver transplant in 2001, and his doctors have found that the medications he has taken since that time – along with his diabetes – have caused a complete shutdown of his kidneys.

The costs for this procedure are staggering, and even with health insurance, Larry will be facing crushing medical bills. The National Foundation for Transplants has set up a page where his many friend and fans can make contributions specifically to help with the estimated $25,000 he will need in the short term.

Larry has performed of late as bass player with The VW Boys, and has dedicated his life to performing bluegrass music. Anyone who is in a position to make a donation will be supporting a fine man and a real bluegrass soldier.

More details can be found on the NFT site.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.