This post is a contribution from Rob Ickes, the celebrated dobroist with Blue Highway. Rob was a semi-regular member of the Earl Scruggs stage band when Earl would make one of his rare public performances this past few years.
Louise will be missed by many people in Bluegrass and Country Music. I always enjoyed hearing her stories about the “old days” with Flatt and Scruggs, and also the incredible experiences they had in the 70’s with the Earl Scruggs Review. She had an uncanny memory for dates and places and was a very sharp lady, to say the least.
I also really appreciated the respect with which she always treated the guys in the band. She was always checking to make sure things were taken care of for us on the road, and playing with the Earl Scruggs Family and Friends Band has been one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of my life.
I will really miss Louise.