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Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)

29 Dec 12 - 12:35 PM (#3458754)
Subject: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Mary Katherine

The great bluegrass Dobro player Mike Auldridge (cofounder of the Seldom Scene and Chesapeake) died this morning after a long illness. A great musician and one of the good guys.


29 Dec 12 - 12:50 PM (#3458760)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: GUEST,gillymor

So sorry to hear this but I'm glad his suffering is over. He really was one of the good guys and not the least of his accomplishments was banging out "Hail to the Redskins" at RFK with the Scene after a Redskin's touchdown. Rest in peace and thanks for all the great music and good times, Mike.


29 Dec 12 - 01:43 PM (#3458785)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Seamus Kennedy

I was honored to have Mike play Dobro and pedal-steel on several of my recordings. He was a thorough professional with exquisite taste for a musical phrase, and truly decent man into the bargain.


29 Dec 12 - 04:09 PM (#3458836)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles

Music's great loss - a fine musician


29 Dec 12 - 06:21 PM (#3458887)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: MoorleyMan

Yeah, another big loss to the bluegrass and country scene, one of the finest and most musical of today's steel virtuosi. RIP Mike.


30 Dec 12 - 12:27 AM (#3459001)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Mary Katherine

The Auldridge family advises that a visitation will be held on Thursday
Jan. 3 at St. Michael's Church in Silver Spring, MD at 3:00 p.m., followed by a
Mass at 4:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
805 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 589-1155 Fax: (301) 589-3470

Condolences can be sent to the Auldridge family at:

218 Lexington Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901


30 Dec 12 - 04:01 AM (#3459020)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Henry Krinkle

Condolences to family and fans.
=(:-( l)


30 Dec 12 - 04:10 AM (#3459022)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Will Fly

One of the greatest - a player of exquisite taste and technique. RIP.


30 Dec 12 - 05:16 AM (#3459036)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: GUEST,Mike Rogers

Another good man done gone. What a bad year it's been.


30 Dec 12 - 07:06 AM (#3459057)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Ron Davies

What a shock.    Not only did he set an amazingly high standard in effortless-sounding and wonderful dobro, but he had a really fine smooth voice also--Check "Bottom of the Glass" and some others.   The old Seldom Scene (with Mike Auldridge, John Starling, John Duffy, and Tom Gray) were just magnificent.   We in the DC area were really lucky to have them based here.


30 Dec 12 - 07:10 AM (#3459059)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Ron Davies

"Bottom Dollar".    "Bottom of the Glass" was John Starling, I believe.   The old Scene had talent to burn.


30 Dec 12 - 07:14 AM (#3459060)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Ron Davies

And I left out Ben Eldridge. Shouldn't have done that.


30 Dec 12 - 10:20 AM (#3459111)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: GUEST,JW

@Mary Katherine, seems best to me to please kindly remove the home address from your above post. Thank you.


30 Dec 12 - 10:54 AM (#3459128)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Mary Katherine

The family posted the address on Facebook, so I thought it was okay to leave it in my post here. If a moderator disagrees, please remove it. I don't know how to remove or edit a post once I've made it.


30 Dec 12 - 01:47 PM (#3459200)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: open mike

obit here--http://bluegrasstoday.com/rip-mike-auldridge/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW5hRNSYNlU Sweet Georgia Brown
interview--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGn4MriICS0
resophonic guitar booth--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFPlw7PEyUI


30 Dec 12 - 03:55 PM (#3459257)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: pdq

Mike Auldridge made the notes come from his heart, trascending the instrument.

He was the greatest Dobro player ever, although Rob Ickes is a close second with his technical brilliance and jazz-based adventures.

Jerry Douglas has a large bag of tricks but plays less music than Mike Auldridge or Rob Ickes.


30 Dec 12 - 08:01 PM (#3459363)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: voyager

John Duffy is ready for Mike's rehearsal -
   
Wait A Minute (Seldom Scene 1985 w/ Mike Auldriidge)

Thanks for the beautiful music.
voyager


30 Dec 12 - 08:14 PM (#3459368)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Arkie

Truly a great loss, but what a tremendous legacy he has provided.


30 Dec 12 - 09:46 PM (#3459409)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: GUEST,Eddie Ortego

I was honored on several ocasions to perform with Mike at the TSGA jambree in Irving Texas,I will miss him [He just wanted to play music]


30 Dec 12 - 10:33 PM (#3459422)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: Bobert

Bummer... I first heard him the the 60s...

B~


07 Jan 13 - 09:36 AM (#3462610)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mike Auldridge RIP (December 2012)
From: GUEST,Mark

As recently as 7 months ago I had my last private lesson with Mike. I will never forget that easy way he had of making someone in total awe of him feel at ease and still impart so much of his knowledge to me. RIP Mike.