Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

RIP Eddy Bell / Doc Watson

In the last few days, the music business has lost two great musicians, both of them were masters in their fields.

Polka legend and rock'n'roll star Eddy Bell aka Eddie Blazonczyk died May 21, 2012, in a hospital in Chicago. He led America's number one polka band for decades but retired in 2002 due to health problems. He was 70 years old.

Folk music legend Doc Watson passed away on May 29, 2012, in Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The blind guitar picker from North Carolina was one of the most influential musicians during the last 50 years and has influenced generations of folk/country guitarists. He also teamed up with such legends as Merle Travis, Bill Monroe, or Clarence Ashley. He was 89 years old.

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