Bobby Slone passes

Bobby Slone with J.D. Crowe & the New South at the Rose Garden Inn (1981)We have learned that fiddle and bass player Bobby Slone passed away yesterday (12 August). He was suffering with cancer and had been ill for some time.

Slone is most famous for his part in the J.D. Crowe and the New South band that recorded the eponymous LP released in 1975 by Rounder Records (#0044).

We will publish an extensive appreciation of Bobby Slone’s life in music in due course.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.