Right after fiddler Benny Martin passed away John Hartford said to me, "It's like I'm on the battlefield and my closest friends are dropping all around me..."
Boy I know. I lost two musician friends this past week that I was very fond of. Fiddler and Jam Newsletter editor Ed Pollak and Jim Reitnour Singer Guitar player Band Leader of JR Country.
JR gave me some of my first fiddling jobs and I was just getting reacquainted with Ed "Doc" Pollak who kept us all posted on the local Bluegrass and Ole Timey music scene with his regular newsletters and jam list postings. They will both be greatly missed by myself especially... Onward!
All the more reason to give that other Musician and Friend you know a kind word and a hug!