Along with several friends, I made the pilgramage to see Les Paul's trio at the Iridium in NYC (He plays there every Monday). It was the week before his 87th birthday and, although he was slowed by arthritis, the show was brilliant and the room was packed, mostly, with guitarists.
The great classical banjoist, Paul Cadwell, played into his 90's. He threw a big party, every year and we, all, went because who knew if we would see him again. After a few years, we figured out that he was going to bury us, all.
Speaking of folk legends, George Britton, who began his concert and recording career in the 1940's, recently, retired as did his wife, folk agent, Charlotte Britton, who is much, much younger. (MUCH, MUCH