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
Mr. Pride was 86. He died from COVID complications. RIP.
We associate Jerry Jeff Walker with Texas, his adopted home, but he was born Ronald Clyde Crosby in Oneonta NY. I’m glad he became Jerry Jeff. RIP.
Toots Hibbert has died at 77. RIP
Ms. Starr was 82. She was the first Canadian musician to sell over a million copies of a recording. It was the 1964 The French Song, which was produced by Herb Alpert.
Justin Townes Earle has died. He was only 38. RIP.
Composer Ennio Morricone, who among other things scored over 400 film and television projects, has died at 91. RIP. Here is the Danish Symphony Orchestra performing the theme from For a Few Dollars More. What a great performance of a fantastic piece of music! And… Read More
Mr. Penniman was 87. He sure could rock ‘n’ roll.