Arthur Hatfield update – how you can help

We posted on Monday about Arthur Hatfield, a well-loved and respected banjo builder, who was seriously injured in a shop fire. At that time, we mentioned that efforts were underway to help assist Arthur and his wife Beverly with the large medical expenses they will face, not to mention the substantial loss of income until he can return to the shop.

There are two ways for friends and admirers of Arthur and his banjo work to contribute to funds established for this purpose.

A PayPal account has been set up for donations, through the folks at All donations sent to will be deposited into an account to benefit Arthur Hatfield.

If you prefer to donate directly to this account, you can do so at the following address:

James A. Hatfield
Special Account
South Central Bank of Barren County, Inc.
Happy Valley Branch
615 Happy Valley Road
Glasgow, KY  42141

If you would like to contact the bank before making a donation, you can call Candace Steen at 270-651-7466.

Additional efforts are afoot to help raise money for the Hatfields, and we will pass along those details as they are firmed up.

UPDATE 11:15 a.m. A minor revision to what appears above… You’ll need to have a PayPal account established in order to send a donation to the address. If you log in to your PayPal account, you can use the Send Money tab to submit funds to the Hatfield account using

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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.