Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Fading Sound of Bluegrass: R.I.P. Everett Lilly

It has been tough year for musicians especially bluegrass musicians. Bluegrass lost another one this week when Everett Lilly passed away. He was considered a forefather in the genre. He was a star on the Grand ole Opry and performed with Flatt & Scruggs on that stage. He was born Charles E. Lilly in 1924 in Clear Creek, West Virginia. That is in the southern part of West Virginia near Beckley. Here he is last Fall with Marty Stuart..

Here he is performing "Long Journey Home:"

Hopefully his last journey was peaceful, may he rest in peace and may his memory be kept alive with music..

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