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Tom Henderson Passing (Tampa,FL)
The founder of the Bluegrass Parlor Band in 1988 and longtime DJ on WMNF radio in Tampa, FL died early this morning (Feb 27) after a long illness. Tom's radio program, "This is Bluegrass" had aired monthly from 1971 until quite recently. The Bluegrass Parlor, a retail music store as well as a famous meeting place and instructional center for Florida's young bluegrass musicians, located in Tampa, was owned by Tom from 1980 until he sold it to Jeff Jones in 2005.
Tom had been ailing for many years, but always maintained an active interest in bluegrass happenings. He was a frequent contributer to the Bluegrass-L, an email List Serve devoted to discussing bluegrass music and matters. Recently, a benefit concert was held for him. He will be long remembered in the Florida bluegrass community and nationally. In 1988, Tom Henderson received an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Distinguished Achievement Award. He is survivved by his wife Chris, daughter Karmen and son Rick, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. He will be long remembered!
2014 DCBU Bluegrass Camp!
With Bluegrass banjo master Tony Trischka
Also Dudley and Sally Connell - Singing; Jon Glik - Fiddle
Cathy Fink - Clawhammer Banjo; Marcy Marxer - Guitar,
Mark Schatz - Bass, Roland White - Mandolin
June 29 -- July 4, 2014
At McDaniel College in Westminster, MD
Held in cooperation with Common Ground on the Hill
2015 DC Bluegrass Festival!
Seldom Scene, Tim O'Brien, Blue Highway, and More.
February 27-28, 2015
Sheraton Premiere Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA
Washington D.C., The Bluegrass Capitol - The Story of Bluegrass in Washington, D.C. - Produced by: G.T. Keplinger; with interviews from Mike Auldridge, George McCeney, Dudley Connell, Len Holsclaw
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Thank You, Randy Barrett, DCBU President & Chairman