Larry McPeak hospitalized

We heard this morning from our friend Tim White, host of the PBS television series Song Of The Mountains, with some sad news about an iconic bluegrass performer from southwestern Virginia.

Larry McPeake“Larry McPeak of the legendary McPeak Brothers and original member of the VW Boys needs your thoughts and prayers. In the past couple of weeks his health issues have gotten worse.

Larry has been on dialysis three days a week for the past couple of years as well as having to be on oxygen 24/7. I spoke with Debbie Larson (Larry’s long time friend and caregiver) today, and Larry has dialysis site problems and double pneumonia. He was admitted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital several days ago in Roanoke, VA and is there now.

Larry is seriously ill but is showing some improvement as of yesterday.”

Tim said that fans and friends can send cards and well wishes to Larry at:

Larry McPeak
1910 West Lee Highway
Apartment E
Wytheville, VA 24382

Let’s hope to hear some good news from Larry soon.

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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.