Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bluegrassobit: Everett Lilly

Bluegrass icon Everett Lilly has died.

Lilly had stints as mandolin player with Flatt & Scruggs, but was best known as part of a band the Lilly Brothers. Although it did feature his brother, Bea, it also included Tex Logan and Don Stover. Might not have taken much care with their naming, but they knew what they doing musically:

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, they built a large fanbase in Japan - a long way from their West Virgina routes - and remained active until Bea Lilly's death in 2005; subsequently, Everett had been playing in a band with his children.

Everett Lilly died on Tuesday; he was 87.


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