Danny Arms, who played mandolin with Carl Story in the latter years of Carl’s career, died October 14 in Charlotte, NC after a brief illness. He was 48 years old.
Arms was a serious student of bluegrass and pre-bluegrass music and had recently devoted a lot of energy to collecting 78 RPM records of country and old time music from the pre WWII era. Other interests included shape-note singing in the Sacred Harp tradition.
He will be remembered as a fine mandolinist and tenor singer who kept to the traditional bluegrass sound.
In this video for public television in Buffalo, NY Danny both performs the music of and talks about his memories of the great Carl Story.
R.I.P., Danny Arms.