Monday, August 04, 2008

Matt Nozzolio, RIP

As you may have heard, the Connecticut and New England Bluegrass community lost a dear friend on Saturday. Matt Nozzolio (shown here performing on the Dobro with the Bristol Boys at the Buttery Brook Bluegrass Festival on July 19th) was a musician, period. He played his music -- be it the Dobro (in his words, "the easiest Bluegrass instrument to learn") or the accordion whenever and wherever he could. Matt toured Europe as a member of Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters in the 1990s, was an original member of the Charter Oak Bluegrass Band, and most recently, could be seen performing at Bluegrass festivals with the old-time country music trio, the Bristol Boys.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Matt's wife, Jean:
Jean Wertz
21 Park Place
Middletown, CT 06457

or you can post a note on Matt's MySpace page.

In short, Matt was a great guy, and he will be sorely missed.

(Information updated 8/5/2008: Details about Matt's memorial services are now available. Calling hours are Friday, 6-9PM at the Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown CT. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 9AM at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown. A memorial service will follow the burial at 10AM at the Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ARTFARM, 119 Highland Ave., Middletown CT 06457, or to Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, 128 Washington Street, Middletown CT 06457. A complete obituary can be found here.)

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