Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has been chosen to be among the first four Coloradans inducted into the Bluegrass Hall Of Honor by the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society. Recipients were chosen for their demonstrated love of the music, and dedication to its furtherance.
Pete is quoted on his web site as saying in response:
“I am definitely honored and I sure appreciate this recognition. That”s very good company I’m in there. The Colorado bluegrass scene is in great shape, with a lot of diversity and musical energy. I”ll continue to help people understand and respect bluegrass traditions, while adding their own touches to make it live for them. I love the music and I love the community, and I feel very fortunate to have the life in music that I do.”
Also selected in this first round of honorees were Jerry Mills, Dick Pierle, Ken Seaman, and Suzie Solomon.