Posted by themusicsover on January 12, 2012
DOB Unknown – January 12, 2012
Charlie Collins was a legendary multi-instrumentalist who is best remembered for playing in Roy Acuff’s band for over 25 years. It was 1966 when he joined Acuff’s Smokey Mountain Boys, and he remained until Acuff’s passing in 1992. Collins next joined up with Bashful Brother Oswald with whom he played for many more years. After Oswald passed away in 2002, Collins joined the Grand Ole Opry Dance Band. In fact, until the week prior to his own death, Collins played the Grand Ole Opry nearly every weekend. Over the years, he graced recordings by the likes of Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Bill Monroe, Sam Bush, Norman Blake, and Mark O’Connor. Charlie Collins was 78 when he passed away on January 12, 2012.
Thanks to Henk de Bruin at 2+ Printing for the assist.
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Posted by themusicsover on August 26, 2011
March 7, 1952 – August 26, 2011
Liz Meyer was an American born guitarist, singer, and songwriter who ultimately settled in the Netherlands and became one of the Europe’s most respected bluegrass artists. Born and raised in Washington DC, Meyer moved to the Netherlands in 1985. Over the course of her career, she released numerous albums and had her songs recorded by the likes of Del McCoury, Emmylou Harris, and Laurie Lewis. She was a tireless champion of the European bluegrass scene and produced upwards of 30 albums for others over the years. Her most recent album, The Storm features some of bluegrass and folk’s biggest names – Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, and Stuart Duncan to name a few. Liz Meyer was 59 when she died on August 26, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
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