Friday, April 23, 2010

RIP, Bill Hall

New England Bluegrass pioneer Bill Hall died Tuesday, April 20th at his home in North Scituate, RI. Known as a banjo picker and band leader of Bill Hall & Northwind for many years, Bill has also been recognized as one of the "Pioneers of Bluegrass" by the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY.

You may view his obituary from the Providence Journal by clicking here.

This photo shows Bill in the studio at WHUS in 1993 back when Marcel Huguenin (aka the "Bluegrass Coyote") was hosting the program which was then known as The Magic Of Bluegrass. Obviously, Bill was the banjo player, and was joined by Harry Cook on bass and Earl Oliver on the guitar.

Condolences to the Hall Family from Bluegrass Cafe.

1 comment:

Debbie Hall said...

There has been a flood of warmest wishes and prayers. We are greatly comforted by so many friends.

People will never forget how Bill Hall made them feel. My father was mentor to so many... and a friend to all