Bill Bolick passes

We received a sad note this afternoon from Ted Jones (Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys) about the loss of another member of the founding generation of bluegrass music.

“I wanted to let you know that earlier today the music world lost a great treasure. Mr. Bill Bolick the last surviving member of The Blue Sky Boys passed away at his home in Hickory, NC. Funeral Services will be held on Monday.

I was a good friend of Mr. Bill’s and had visited with him and played his 1929 Martin mandolin used on all the famous recordings. I felt that the bluegrass world needed to know about this event.”

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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.