Jack Paget & Bill Monroe   Leave a comment

A founder of the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society, Jack Paget never claimed to have been a member of the Blue Grass Boys, but during 1957 he did do some work with Monroe and filled in on bass when Bessie Lee was “having standing troubles.” Jack passed away late last summer at the age of 93. Up until a few years prior to his death, he was a frequent participant in Waskasoo jams, playing Dobro and fiddle mostly. Jack provided guidance to the club in its initial endeavors and was often front and centre to enjoy the artists we brought to Red Deer.

I mention all that because today at The Bluegrass Blog Jack gets a mention in their ongoing series recognizing Bill Monroe’s centennial. An ambitious project, TBB is documenting Monroe’s career day-by-day. http://bluegrasstoday.com/i%e2%80%99m-going-back-to-old-kentucky-334/ will get you to the posting. He is also mentioned here: http://bluegrasstoday.com/i%e2%80%99m-going-back-to-old-kentucky-321/

The Bluegrass Blog is no longer active, having been rolled into Bluegrass Today.

Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald


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