Mike Seeger to hospice care

Mike SeegerHere’s some unfortunate news about one of the giants of folk and traditional American music.

Mike Seeger has been in treatment for leukemia this past few years, and has just recently been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Though therapies exist, this sort of blood cancer (plasma cell myeloma) is considered incurable.

It is Mike’s decision to forgo treatment and enter hospice care.

We are told that Mike would love to hear from his many friends in the music world. Email messages can be sent to him via Folklore Productions (his booking agency), where you can also send cards.

Folklore Productions
1671 Appian Way
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Here’s a video of Mike from a happier time.

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  • bluegrasshack

    The Collierville (TN) Historic Town Square Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jam is saddened to learn of Mike’s health condition. We wish Mike and his family all the best during these difficult times. Next jam: Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at 6:30 PM CDT

    The County Line Old-Time Music Jam at Sheffield Antiques Mall (Collierville) sends best wishes, too. Mike and his half-brother Pete Seeger are two of the very important reasons we love this music so! Next jam: Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at 2 PM CDT

    Good thoughts headin’ your way, Mike!

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