Late last week we heard from our friend’s Mike and Rachel Luster that musician Jim Lansford passed away at his home in Missourri.
He was an amazing fiddler, banjo player, and flat picker. His harmonies with wife Kim Lansford were so tightly woven and beautiful. Thanks to Mike and Rachel, we first had the opportunity to hear them perform at at the Old Time Music Heritage Festival in West Plains Missouri.
“The Lansfords have also long been devoted to the continual pursuit of expanding their unique repertoire of little-known songs and fiddle tunes,” explains their webpage, “gathered both from published and unpublished collections and recordings of traditional music from the Ozarks, Midwest and South.”
You can read more about their music here. Here are just a few videos of somewhat recent performances. Our hearts go out to Jim’s friends and family.