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Posted By: Murray MacLeod
05-Jan-02 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: 2001 Obit: Dick Fegy
Subject: RE: OBIT: Dick Fegy
Dick Fegy was one of the greats. Rick is right, he was a behind-the-scenes kind of guy. My fondest memory of him is at the Cambridge Folk Festival Guitar Workshop in 75 or 76, when he sat in with David Bronberg.

Fegy didn't say much, I got the impression he felt kind of overshadowed by Bromberg, (Bromberg was employing him in his band at the time) but he certainly had no need to be.

As a flatpicker he was much cleaner than Bromberg (whom I love dearly) and as a fingerstylist he was just awesome. It was like he could play anything. When Bromberg and he played together it was some of the greatest music I have ever heard.

I am indeed sorry to hear of his passing. (Spookily, Isaac Guillory, who also was on stage for that same workshop, passed away at almost exactly the same time last year.)

Murray