We have just learned that banjo pioneer JD Crowe took a fall last night as he was stepping off the bus en route to the Joe Val festival in Framingham, MA. A quick trip to the hospital revealed that his arm was broken in two places.
We will post further updates as we get more details.
UPDATE 6:30 p.m. – It turns out that Crowe broke both his left elbow, and his left humerus bone.
The band had made a brief pit stop in Youngstown, OH and JD slipped while exiting the bus. When he fell, his full weight landed on his left arm.
They turned the bus around and headed back to Lousiville, where they put an interim cast on his arm just to get him back home. Surgery on the arm was expected to have been performed today.
No word yet about how long he will be out, or whether the band will have to cancel any additional shows.