RIP Bill Taylor

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
one week ago
58 posts

Dusty Turtle:


At the last Quarantune 5 concert yesterday, there was a nice tribute to Bill.  Tull Glazener changed his avatar screen so it was a picture of Bill and then when the concerts were over Stephen Seifert led a short jam that centered on Bill's arrangement of Rock the Cradle Joe.


The Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club has a whole page dedicated to tab donated by Bill and his wife Barbara.  You can find it here .


Thank you so much for sharing this!  What a wonderful collection!

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
one week ago
1,496 posts

At the last Quarantune 5 concert yesterday, there was a nice tribute to Bill.  Tull Glazener changed his avatar screen so it was a picture of Bill and then when the concerts were over Stephen Seifert led a short jam that centered on Bill's arrangement of Rock the Cradle Joe.

The Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club has a whole page dedicated to tab donated by Bill and his wife Barbara.  You can find it here .




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Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
one week ago
815 posts

I agree with everyone that this is sad news. He will be missed not only by his family, but by all his dulcimer friends as well. He was an excellent builder and musician. Rest in piece Bill.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

marg
@marg
one week ago
571 posts

So sad, So young & So much more to give. I love the dogwood sound holes on his dulcimers & I bet many members have one of Bill Taylor's dulcimer. Now a piece of history and a piece of his love to go on. 

Thoughts & prayers


updated by @marg: 10/10/21 09:08:28PM
Lisa Waterman
Lisa Waterman
@lisa-waterman
2 weeks ago
1 posts

Very sad - Bill was my first mountain dulcimer teacher - 5 days of classes in Cullowhee.  I will always remember his talent as a musician and teacher, his kindness, and our conversations about fishing.

Phil Myers
Phil Myers
@phil-myers
2 weeks ago
26 posts

I had Bill for several workshops at Mountain Dulcimer Week in Cullowhee. What a fine gentleman, great teacher, and musician. I don't own one of his dulcimers but know many people who do and love them!

R.I.P. Bill

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 weeks ago
444 posts

Sad news. Taken too soon. I hope his family can find some peace in his passing.

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
2 weeks ago
58 posts

Yes @dusty-turtle ….. thank you so much for sharing this interview!  
I was happy to see Emma’s Song was even mentioned!

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 weeks ago
1,238 posts

Thank you for that link, @dusty-turtle!  

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
2 weeks ago
1,496 posts

Here is a 2005 interview with Bill in Dulcimer Players News .




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Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
2 weeks ago
58 posts

Emma’s Song - written by Bill Taylor is on Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer- Volume One.  Bill wrote this song the night Emma was born.  The version that is on Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer is very special as it was recorded 15 years later, and featured Emma on the flute!

I always have been and always will be a Bill Taylor fan!

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
2 weeks ago
58 posts

This makes me so sad🥲. I have a beautiful Bill Taylor dulcimer, which is actually what led me to FOTMD!  He was amazing, and I had the opportunity to meet Bill at the first Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club retreat many years ago. He was so talented, so humble, and so much fun!  He sang and played the best ever version of “The Preacher and the Bear”!  And “Emma’s Song” is, to this day, one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard!

Rest In Peace Bill 💙

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 weeks ago
1,238 posts

Though I never met Bill Taylor, I have seen others write wonderful things about him.  My heart goes out to his family.  

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
2 weeks ago
1,496 posts

That's so sad.  I know Bill was not only a great luthier but also an important part of the dulcimer scene in Tennessee and generously shared tablature arrangements.

I have a stunningly beautiful Bill Taylor dulcimer. It's not my main playing dulcimer, so I periodically think I should sell it. But then I take it out of the case and fall in love again.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 weeks ago
2,018 posts

Tennessee dulcimer maker Bill Taylor has passed away. Here is an obituary:

https://www.knoxnews.com/obituaries/kns040386




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updated by @strumelia: 10/09/21 07:05:32PM