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William Bradford “BillKeith (December 20, 1939 – October 23, 2015)

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Bill  in 2013

We are much saddened to have to announce that Bill Keith left us in the early hours of October 23. Wherever he is now, I know that he has only one regret: that his diminished energy made him postpone, one day too many, the message of infinite gratitude that he very much wanted to post on this forum to all of you.

Your joyful sharings, photos, support, musings, memories, and above all, devotion to music warmed every one of his days, and he never ceased to wonder at the fact that his modest self could inspire so much cheerful devotion.

Bill’s music will live through you all – and as Bill wanted, the Beacon Banjo tuners will also continue their proud tradition, now in the hands of his son Martin.   On his behalf, we thank you all with all our heart.   Claire, Charles and Martin Keith

ビル・キースの家族より

私たちは今「ビル・キースが2015年)10月23日の早朝に、私たちを残したまま旅立ってしまった事」を皆様にお知らせするに当たり深い悲しみに打ちひしがれております。      彼が今どこに居ようとも私には能く解るのですが、彼にはいま唯一の心残りがあります。 それは「彼は皆様への無限の感謝の気持ちをこの場でお伝えしたかった」のですが、彼自身のエネルギーが刻々と減衰する中で申しそびれてしまった事です。                                                [中略]                           ビルの音楽はすべての皆様を通して生き続けるでしょう。   亦ビルの予てからの希望通り、ビーコン・バンジョーチューナーは今、彼の息子マーティンの手にその誇り高き伝統・資産を継承していきます。    ここでビル・キース本人に成り代わり、すべての皆様に心から感謝申し上げます。                                                                           クレイア(妻)、チャールス(長男)、マーティン・キース(次男)

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Bill Keith 73years old


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Bill 67 years old

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May 1976

Bill 37               Yuzo 34            David 31 years old

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David Grisman Quintet と共に初来日
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The Bluegrass Quintet Live In Japan 5-76

In May, 1976, David Grisman brought two bands to Japan for his first tour in that country. One was the newly-formed David Grisman Quintet (DGQ) and the other was an all-star bluegrass ensemble billed simply as ‘The Bluegrass Quintet.’ Members of this band included DGQ members Tony Rice and Todd Phillips (on string bass) in addition to special guests and Muleskinner alumni Bill Keith on banjo and Richard Greene on fiddle.

The promoter, Hiroshi Asada, had the foresight to have the concerts professionally recorded in hopes of issuing an LP. Now, nearly 35 years later, that vision is realized with the release of these stellar performances.


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