Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Doug Hutchens Bill Monroe

Tex Logan's Party August 1971
Bill Keith, Joe Stuart partially hidden, Tex Logan, Marc Horowitz, Bill Monroe, Doug Hutchens, David Grissman. Photo courtesy Ron Petronko

Doug Hutchens, Mark Hembre, Bill Monroe. Lousiville, Kentucky September 1982
Photo courtesy Jim Silliman

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grady Nutt

Its hard to beleive that it has been so long.....

29 years ago this afternoon Grady Nutt spoke to a youth group then to a banquet in Cullman Alabama. Grady's plane crashed soon after takeoff on the trip back to Louisville.

Two weeks to the night before this, He and I sat in the dining hall at Alice Lloyd College where we talked of an instrument he wanted me to build him. Basically a tipple with a banjo body.

I sure miss that man, but will never forget him.