This sad moment is shared with the other known Cyburbian bluegrass and fiddle fans, including budgie, maister, and biscuit. There may be others, too.
Vassar Clements died on Tuesday, 8-16-05, at age seventy-seven (77).
He was a great fiddler and worked with Bill Monroe, Jerry Garcia, The Scruggs family, Emylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, The Byrds, The Dead, etc. This Bear has a couple Vassar Clements albums on vinyl, "Olde & In The Way" (classic bunch of country and alt-rock stars circa 1973), and a real favorite, "Hillbilly Jazz", which also featured another fave, David Bromberg.
Rest in peace, Vassar. No, the circle will not be unbroken.