Allen Shelton 1936 – 2009.
In an earlier post we reported that banjo player, Allen Shelton was ill. News just in from the Shelton family is that Allen passed away this weekend. He had to be re-admitted to hospital on Thursday 18th Nov., because of complications. He died in his sleep sometime during the Friday evening. Tests reveal that he died of a heart attack and stroke. Allen was undergoing treatment for an incurable form of leukemia.
Allen Shelton was best known for his work with Jim and Jesse McReynolds and Jim Eanes.