|Hazel and Mac McGee|
Country Corner Coffeehouse
South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts, USA (2013)
Hazel and Mac were singing partners for over 60 years; husband and wife for 57 years. They formed the White Mountain Bluegrass Band in 1970.
Hazel and Mac McGee's names are engraved on the International Bluegrass Music Museum's "Pioneers of Bluegrass" plaque. A very special honor awarded to less than 90 musicians from the first generation of artists in bluegrass music history.
White Mountan Bluegrass toured the European continent a total of 10 times since Rienk Janssen first brought them to the Netherlands in the late 1970s. Their final Euro tour was a special trip made specifically to attend the 'Strictly Country Magazine Farewell' event in May 2011. They retired the band in September 2013.
Hazel McGee has left many of us with fond memories and, of course, she leaves behind her songs; songs which she sang in her distinctive, most soulful of mountain voices. Hazel will be dearly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and fans.
Fans and friends may contact the family at this address:
51 Bunker Lane
Madbury, NH 03823
Het Blauwe Huis
Harpel, Netherlands (May 6, 2011)