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Feb 24, 2021 - 8:53:02 PM
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rcc56

USA

3405 posts since 2/20/2016

Peter Ostroushko passed away this afternoon from heart failure.
He had been in poor health due to a stroke a couple of years back.
Those of us who knew him are greatly saddened.
He was a nice fellow, an interesting character, and a formidable musician.

Feb 24, 2021 - 9:20:06 PM

chuckv97

Canada

56528 posts since 10/5/2013

Sorry to hear that. My condolences to his loved ones.

Feb 24, 2021 - 9:36:54 PM

raybob

USA

13518 posts since 12/11/2003

Sad news. He and the band lit up many Saturday afternoons for us. RIP.

Feb 25, 2021 - 12:17:06 AM

2840 posts since 4/19/2008

Feb 25, 2021 - 1:50:17 AM

4357 posts since 5/29/2004

His Heart of the Heartland on mandolin is pure magic.....R I P Peter.

Feb 26, 2021 - 7:58:52 AM

Jim Yates

Canada

6717 posts since 2/21/2007

I first discovered Peter Ostroushko's mandolin wizardry on a couple of early Robin & Linda Williams LPs and quickly became a fan. I later caught up with him through his playing in Guy's All-Star Shoe Band on PHC.
He will be missed.

Feb 26, 2021 - 12:28:49 PM

2619 posts since 2/10/2013

I heard his playing on "Prairie Home Companion" show on PBS.

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