Curly continues to progress well in his recovery from heart surgery in April.
He traveled to Owensboro, KY on 24th June, to attend the Pioneers of Bluegrass Gathering at the International Bluegrass Music Museum.Â Curly performed two songs as a guest with Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers in the afternoon, then toured the museum, where his mandolin has been on display for the last year.
During the Legends Supper,Â Curly was presented with a poster commemorating his 75th Anniversary in Bluegrass Music, and a letter of congratulations from U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.
On the Legends Concert that evening, Curly sang two songs with The Whites and received a standing ovation.Â He later visited for a few minutes with Doc Watson backstage before Doc’s performance.Â Curly enjoyed visiting with his old friend Ramblin’ Tommy Scott (who was celebrating his 93rd birthday), and many of his fellow pioneers.
You may view photos from the event at this link