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A Major Loss for Old Time Music, Peter Hoover

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Oct 13, 2019 - 2:19:09 PM
356 posts since 9/4/2007

I'm sad to have learned today of the loss of a major influence in Old Time Music, Peter Hoover. Many of you may know of his extensive work in collecting field recordings in the 60s and 70s, as well as his talent as an Old Time musician.

I learned of this just this afternoon from his first wife, Caroline, at a monthly fiddle tunes jam and with whom several friends of mine and I regularly jam.

He was a giant of a man in Old Time Music, both literally (6' 9") as well as figuratively.

Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.

Edited by - hayesdt on 10/13/2019 14:19:43

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:54:15 PM
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6703 posts since 10/26/2005

Peter was a remarkable player and historian. For those of you not familiar with him, here's a write up at the Field Recorders Collective.

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