In Memoriam

In Memoriam: (US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "More on Jonathan Bekoff"

Contributed by admin on Dec 21, 2016

(In Memoriam ... from a recent post from the Unquiet Thoughts blog (Donna Stweart & Ron Andrico, Mignarda))

Having stumbled across a few old letters from old friend and amazing fiddler, Jonathan Bekoff (1959 – 2015), amusingly tucked away in old issues of the journal Early Music, I am prompted to add a few more reminiscences – and also make available more tracks from our tune session way back in 1983. ...

Although he was  a bit on the shy side and typically quiet until you got him started, Jon possessed a rascally sense of humor at times, and we seemed to bring out that playful kid-like sensibility in one another.  For instance, when I played a solo gig for the Corvallis Folklore Society’s “Best Cellar” coffeehouse: After a run through my repertory of esoteric songs and tunes on banjo and guitar, Jon joined me for a rousing rendition of “I’m S-A-V-E-D” from the Georgia Yellow Hammers, Jon fiddling and singing a falsetto harmony part  à La Gid Tanner. ...

Visit the Unquiet Thoughts blogsite to read the full article with links to past posts on Jonathan Bekoff and audio bites.