Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?

Welcome to Mark & Val’s annual tribute honoring Traditional/Folk musicians who have passed in the prior year. It was a rough year for Traditional/Folk music lovers and today we’ll be honoring:

Oliver Mtukudzi, known as Tuku; legend of the Zimbabwean music scene; celebrated as much for his messages in his lyrics as the distinctive musical style that became known as Tuku music; 1/23/19

Jacqueline Steiner of The Kingston Trio; lyricist who co-wrote ‘Charlie on the MTA’; 1/25/19

Mac Wiseman; bluegrass legend known as ‘The Voice with a Heart’; 2/24/19

Yann-Franch Kemener; influential Breton folk music singe; involved in the revival of a Breton style called Kan ha diskan; founded Barzaz, one of the legendary bands of Breton music; 3/16/19

Missourian Leon Raush; Country-Western singer and entertainer; member of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys; 5/14/19

Noel Rice; leader of the group Baal Tinne; introduced the silver flute as an acceptable instrument in Irish Music; 30 years as an instructor at the acclaimed Academy of Irish Music in Chicago; 5/18/19

Kansas City’s own Dave Brown; co-host of the nationally syndicated, award winning NPR radio show Ballads, Bards and Bagpipes, bodhran player with the Kansas City Irish music group Scartaglen; major developer of Kansas City’s Irish music scene; and personal friend; 5/27/19

Tony Glover; harmonica player; member of the group Koerner, Ray & Glover; at the center of the 1960s folk revival; helped introduce a new audience to the blues; 5/29/19

Leon Redbone; burst onto the pop-music scene in the mid-1970s with a startling throwback singing style and a look to go with it, favoring songs from bygone eras drolly delivered; 5/30/19

Paddy Fahey; one of Irish music’s finest composers and fiddle players; 5/31/19

Mac Rebennack, better known as Dr John); six-time Grammy award winning New Orleans pianist, singer-songwriter and producer; 6/6/19

Chuck Glaser; last surviving member of multi-award-winning country group the Glaser Brothers; 6/10/19

Eamon Friel; Londonderry England singer-songwriter and BBC broadcaster; 6/21/19

Danny Doyle; Irish folksinger; recorded 25 albums; a number of number 1 hits in Ireland in the 60s & 70s; 8/6/19

Dessie O’Halloran; singer and fiddler; recorded his first album in 1975 with two of his brothers; better known for his performance with Sharon Shannon; 9/28/19

Artie McGlynn; Irish guitarist; soloist, accompanist, and arranger; helped bring the guitar into the mainstream of Irish traditional music; 12/18/19.

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