Sad news via several Internet reports this week.
Cybergrass site reveals that Mike Seegar, who has been battling leukemia for several years has just recently been diagnosed with a new and very aggressive form of cancer called multiple myeloma. He has ceased receiving treatment – at his own request – and has moved into hospice care.
Mike Seegar is the founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers and has been honored with six Grammy nominations, including most recently in 1998 for Southern Banjo Sounds and in 1999 for Retrograss, with John Hartford and David Grisman.
News on the Bluegrass Blog reads that Mike would love to hear from his many friends in the music world. Email messages can be sent to him via Folklore Productions (his booking agency), where you can also send cards.
Folklore Productions 1671 Appian Way Santa Monica, CA 90401
or Email Mike at Folklore Productions.