Cliff has been a fixture on the DC-area bluegrass scene since the late 1960s, and toured nationally with Bill Emerson and later with his own group, The New Shades Of Grass. He has the notorious distinction of being the man who introduced Fox On The Run to the bluegrass repertoire when he and Bill Emerson first recorded it in 1969.
Waldron has been in ill health this past few years, and his kidney was severely damaged during a catheterization procedure last year. He has been on dialysis since and it is hoped that the transplant will offer him greater freedom and an opportunity to recover fully.
He will be hospitalized until mid-May, but get well wishes and words of encouragement can be sent to:
321 Hinsons Ford Road
Amissville, VA 20106