My big brother died on the weekend. Joey – he was always Joey to us – was a dozen years older than me and I always looked up to him. I recall as a kid I was always fascinated by his fly tying desk, which… Read More
Paddy Moloney, founder of The Chieftains and champion of traditional music died yesterday. Mr. Moloney was 83. RIP.
B3 great Dr. Lonnie Smith died September 28 at age 79. RIP.
Commander Cody AKA George Frayne has died at 77. Here he is with his Lost Planet Airmen…
Ms Griffith was just 68. RIP
Fiddler Byron Berline died July 10 at age 77. He was one of the great American fiddlers. By sheer luck I briefly met him a few years ago at Midwest Banjo Camp. I had found a quiet place where I could work on a tune… Read More
Bluegrass great Tony Rice has died. He was just 69. RIP
I heard last night that writer known as John le Carré has died at age 89. Very recently, I read his excellent book of stories from his life, The Pigeon Tunnel. I also tried for the second time to wade through his seemingly impenetrable novel,… Read More