Lonnie Knight remembered in Ocala Star-Banner

The Ocala Star Banner newspaper in Ocala, FL ran a very nice tribute in this morning’s edition, recalling Lonnie Knight, founder of the long running Withlacoochee Bluegrass Jamboree, who passed away on July 23. Knight was 79 years old at the time of his passing, which followed a prolonged struggle with cancer and diabetes.

The article describes his passion for bluegrass music, and the festival he founded 26 years ago, as well as his good humor and attention to detail.

You can read the entire article here.

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