Dempsey Young, R.I.P.

Dempsey YoungWe are deeply saddened to share the news that Dempsey Young, an original member of The Lost & Found, passed away early this morning.

His unique mandolin style and quick smile were as much a part of the band as Allen Mills’ distinctive voice. Allen and Dempsey kept Lost & Found on the road together with myriad personnel changes since they formed the group in 1973.

Dempsey will be missed by his family and a great many friends in bluegrass music.

We will post with details about arrangements as soon as we obtain them.

UPDATE 12/11: Debbie Mills is setting up a trust account today for the benefit of Dempsey’s children. She said that they have been getting calls from all over the country from kind hearted folks who would like to be of assistance.

We will update with details about how contributions can be made as soon as the account is established.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Rest in Peace. His style is his own. Two notes and you know who it is. Our Prayers go out for Brother Dempsey, his family and band mates.