John Pearse 1939-2008

John Pearse 1939-2008The Bluegrass Ireland Blog has noted the passing of John Pearse this past Friday (10/31/08). He died in his sleep, in Germany where he made his home.

In addition to performing worldwide, John was a co-founder of Breezy Ridge Instruments, along with Mary Faith Rhoads, and had a number of instructional books and tapes to his credit, along with a popular line of guitar strings and accessories.

A Visitor’s Book has been set up on the Breezy Ridge site for anyone who would like to leave a remembrance of John. Cards can be sent to Breezy Ridge, and will be forwarded to John’s wife Linda in Germany.

Breezy Ridge Instruments
PO Box 295
Center Valley, PA 18034

The funeral will be on November 5 in Germany.

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