Wednesday, January 26, 2011

RIP, Charlie Louvin

Posted By on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Bluegrass legend Charlie Louvin died this morning of pancreatic cancer. Bill Friskics-Warren has followed Louvin's career revival since what Steve Earle's guitarist Eric "Roscoe" Ambel dubbed "the roots rock scare" of the '90s. Friskics-Warren wrote in the New York Times about Charlie's connection to his late brother, Ira, who died in 1965:

Mr. Louvin’s solo career spanned five decades, but, as he told Terry Gross, the host of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” program in 1996, he never got used to singing without his brother.

“When it comes time for the harmonies to come in, I will move to my left because my brother and I always used ... one microphone,” he said of performing solo. “Even today, I will move over to the left to give the harmony room, knowing in my mind that there’s no harmony standing on my right.”

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