J.D. Crowe update

We reported over the weekend that banjo legend J.D. Crowe was taken ill during a show Friday night, and had to leave the stage.

Fortunately for the audience and the band, Josh Williams was in the house, and hopped up to take over banjo duties for the remainder of the show.

Crowe’s representative, Mike Drudge, filled us in on what actually happened, and how he is doing.

“J.D. has been battling pneumonia for a couple weeks. He bounced back and was feeling a bit better last week but when he played the Station Inn date he was feeling pretty bad. He played through the first set but was just too ill to play the second set.

He went back to Lexington the following morning, and is on medication to address the pneumonia.”

Get well soon Crowe!

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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.