Larry Cordle remembers Gerald Evans

Larry Cordle also sent along this remembrance of his friend and fellow Kentuckian, Gerald Evans.

“Bluegrass lost a great musician saturday April 10, 2010. His fiddle silenced by that scourge of mankind, cancer. Gerald Evans was far too young to leave us but is undoubtedly meeting with the other luminaries today in God’s heavenly band, that band of greats gone on before us, of which he is undoubtedly a member now.

Gerald was a wonderful fiddle player, mandolin player, guitar player, songwriter, singer, husband, father and friend. I’ll always remember the last time I saw him at rehearsal for a gig last summer in Greenup, KY. Though far too weak and sick to be there, his drive to play the fiddle for us got him through the rehearsal; he was unable to do the show later in the evening, and in fact, had to be admitted to the hospital in serious condition.

That’s the Gerald I want to remember. The Gerald whose love for music far outweighed personal concerns for his health, fiddle under his chin, big smile on his face for the thing that moved his soul, bluegrass music ….

God rest your soul brother, I’ll see you on the other side……..”

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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.