04 October 2022

Keith Whitley commemorated in Oct. 2022 BU (update)

In the October 2022 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, the cover story is about Keith Whitley (1954-89), in connection with his induction to the Country Music Hall Of Fame this year. In addition to Chris Smith"s six-page feature on the bluegrass part of Keith's career, Scott Napier contributes a further six pages on Keith's banjo-playing elder brother Dwight, and David Carroll reports on a concert tribute to Keith at the CAMFEST festival in Kentucky in August this year.

Update 18 Oct.: The induction of Keith Whitley into the Country Music Hall Of Fame took place on Sunday 16 Oct. The ceremony is reported by John Lawless on Bluegrass Today, together with two videos and fifteen photos.

The many other features include Mike England's article on The Foreign Landers; Derek Halsey's article on Peter Rowan, Norman Blake, and Paul 'Moon' Mullins, all of whom were inducted this year into the International Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame; an article on the new Mastertone™ 'Bluegrass Heart' Béla Fleck signature banjo by Ross Nickerson, who toured Ireland earlier this century; and the magazine's review section, which assesses new recordings, books, and guitar strings.

© Richard Hawkins

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