Donnie Carver hospitalized

Donnie Carver, long time traveling sound man with IIIrd Tyme Out, was hospitalized near his home in North Carolina last week after suffering a heart attack. He suffered a second while in the hospital and his doctors had tentatively planned open heart surgery for this morning (1/4) to alleviate major blockage in his arteries.

Steve Dilling, 3TO banjo player, tells us that the doctors put in two stents which are working well, and have sent Donnie home to recover before deciding whether to do surgery or not. They are hopeful that two more stents can be put in to avoid bypass surgery altogether.

Donnie is only 48 years old and in generally good health. Just goes to show…  you never know.

Well wishes can be sent via the band.

IIIrd Tyme Out
4075 Mini Trail
Cumming, GA  30041

Here’s hoping we see him back at the board real soon!

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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.