David Murph passes

It is with a sad heart that we must report of the passing of Cleveland, North Carolina-based musician David Murph. Unfortunately, David had endured quite a lengthy illness and passed away this morning after having been placed in hospice care a few days ago. He was well known throughout North Carolina for his work with The Gospel Plowboys, in which he sang and played mandolin. The Gospel Plowboys had signed with Mountain Fever Records last year, and received wide acclaim for their debut album with the label, Welcome Home.

The family hopes to announce funeral arrangements tomorrow, and we will have an update then. Our sincerest condolences go out to David’s family, friends, and bandmates.

UPDATE May 5 – The family has announced that visitation for David will be held on Monday (May 8) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Salisbury, NC. The funeral will follow at 1:00, with a graveside service afterwards at the nearby Echoing Spring Christian Church.

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John Curtis Goad

John Goad is a graduate of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program, with a Masters degree in both History and Appalachian Studies from ETSU.