Friends remember Tex Logan

Tex LoganThanks to Fred Robbins who captured several hours of video from the April 30 memorial service and jam session held in honor of Tex Logan in Madison, NJ.

The memorial was led by Logan’s longtime friend and musical compatriot Barry Mitterhoff, where multiple anecdotes from Tex’s life in bluegrass were recalled, interspersed with music. Fellow musicians Marty Cutler and John Carlini shared reminiscences about their years knowing Logan, as did Drs. Henry Pollak, Henry Landau, and Jim Reeds who shared in his work at the intersection of mathematics, electronics, and acoustics.


Fans and friends of Tex’s will enjoy this remembrance of his life, as will students of the history of our music. It’s well worth an hour of your time.

Following the memorial, all the pickers, family, and friends assembled again at the North Star Athletic Club for a jam session that included many of Tex’s musical friends, like David Bromberg, Tony Trischka, Danny Weiss, Marty Cutler, John Carlini, Walt Michael, and several others.


Robbins maintains an exhaustive archive of photos, videos, and sound recordings that cover the history of bluegrass music. You could lose a weekend on his site with very little effort. Dig in at your peril.

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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.