Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Peter Gisin 08.08.1934-20.09.2010

The Country Pickers (CH): Peter Gisin (Dobro), Bill Bohn (guitar), Ruedi 'Hank' Dettwiler (banjo), Paolo Dettwiler (mandolin), Hanspeter 'Casey' Gasser (bass)

Es ist eine traurige Aufgabe, euch über den Tod von Peter Gisin (8. August 1934-20. September 2010) zu unterrichten. Er war 1960 am ersten Country-Music-Livekonzert in der Schweiz in Basel auf der Bühne dabei und bis zur Auflösung der Country Pickers 1996 an Gitarre, Dobro, Autoharp, singender Säge, Mundharmonika und Gesang als Bluegrass-Künstler aktiv. Er war ein echter Pionier. Die Gedenkfeier findet am Montag, 4. Oktober 2010 um 14 Uhr beim Friedhof Birsfelden, Schweiz statt.

It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of Peter Gisin (8 August 1934-20 September 2010). He was on stage at the first live country music show in Switzerland in 1960 and active as a bluegrass artist on guitar, dobro, autoharp, musical saw, mouthharp, and vocals until the Country Pickers' last performance in 1996. He was a true pioneer. The memorial service takes place at the cemetery in Birsfelden, Switzerland, on Monday 4 October 2010 at 2.00 p.m.

Freundlich grüsst,
Sincerely,
Paolo R. Dettwiler

Above right: Peter Gisin with Bill Bohn (d. 16 Dec. 2008), the other Swiss pioneer who took part in the famous first Swiss country concert in Basel, Switzerland, in 1960

Peter Gisin (right) in a recent photo