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Thread #83081 Message #1525088
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
21-Jul-05 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: Obit: John Herald (Greenbriar Boys) (1939-2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: John Herald (Greenbriar Boys)
This is really sad. I had the pleasure of meeting John twice, once in the early 80's when the Woodstock Mountains Revue was doing a show in NYC and then a few years ago at Lincoln Center with the Greenbriar Boys. He was kind, warm and gracious. He played a large role in creating the foundation of the music scene that we recognize as "folk" here in the U.S. His contributions with the Greenbriar Boys, Woodstock Mountains Revue and his solo efforts are huge. I hate to use a pun, but his role was largely "un-heralded" by the folk scene. He deserves greater recognition.
You will be missed John, thank you for everything.