Mark Moss of Sing Out! Magazine just passed on this terrible news about one of America’s last great troubadours:
From FolkLore Productions:
“With regret, we must tell you that our dear friend Mike Seeger has chosen to end the treatments against his cancer, and has entered hospice care. He is clear about and at peace with this decision.”
Mary Katherine’s note included a few words from Mike’s wife Alexia, indicating that they are headed home tomorrow (Thursday), and that family is gathering. She added that “musical memories and messages” mean a lot to Mike.
Anyone wishing to send a message should write care of Folklore Productions at: <email@example.com>
I know I wasn’t the only one on this list that saw Mike play this spring at the Lutheran Church in Reedsville—for folk enthusiasts I’m just not sure there’s a parallel performer in terms of his depth, range, and experience.