Wednesday, 4 June 2014

James Alan Shelton passes

PHOTO CREDIT: Jimmy Riddle

More sad news today from across the ocean as BluegrassToday.com's John Lawless writes in the evening of 3rd June 2014:

James Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier this evening. He was in the hospital near his home in East Tennessee being treated for cancer, and died peacefully with his wife, Greta, at his side.
There were few people in bluegrass more consistently beloved than James, and his loss will be felt deeply throughout the community.
We have been in touch with the family, and will have more information and a statement from them in the morning. 
Rest in peace, James Alan Shelton
Source: http://bluegrasstoday.com/james-alan-shelton-passes/