Friday, 8 July 2011

Kenny Baker, supreme bluegrass fiddler, passes

Kenny Baker as a Blue Grass Boy (photo by Jim Peva)

Kenny Baker, regarded by many - including the Father of Bluegrass Music himself - as the supreme bluegrass fiddler, died a few hours ago in Nashville, TN, after suffering a stroke earlier this week. He was about two weeks past his 85th birthday - less than a month older than Bill Monroe had been at the time of his death.

The first of what are expected to be many commemorative posts can be seen on the original Bluegrass Blog.