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.”