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    By the looks of Andrew Marlin's Instagram page his buddy Tommy Edwards has passed. I do not know much about Tommy but have enjoyed his video's with Andrew over the years.

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    Sorry to read this. Tommy was a long-time fixture here. May he R.I.P.

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    Simply a pillar in North Carolina bluegrass. Fabulous person and musician. When I think bluegrass guitar I think Doc, Norman, Tony, and Tommy. He held down a regular gig at the Q-Shack with Leroy Savage that was a guaranteed good time. Man will he be sorely missed around here.

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    Was just thinking of this great video of him and Andrew Marlin. Sorry to hear of this.


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    Tommy was a true gentle Man. A mainstay of NC Bluegrass circles, he was always inclusive of others and kept his ears open to different genres of music. I first met Tommy when I moved to Durham in '82 and heard his group - the Bluegrass Experience - at the old Cat's Cradle. I regret that I was only able to pick with him a few times, but treasure each time I did. He was a public school teacher for many years, and the FaceBook comments from his students about him are marvelous. I always loved going to the Q Shack on Wednesdays to hear Leroy and Tommy spin their tunes. A big RIP to Tommy and condolences to his family.

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    Reminiscing about Tommy and remembered some videos of a great time I had thumping bass with him and Andrew at the Blue Note in Durham. His guitar playing was original and so cool!:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beF6...Kxk7g&index=16

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    This footage of Carolina Lightin is FANTASTIC. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingusb1 View Post
    Reminiscing about Tommy and remembered some videos of a great time I had thumping bass with him and Andrew at the Blue Note in Durham. His guitar playing was original and so cool!:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beF6...Kxk7g&index=16

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    These vids are great, thanks! Especially appreciate that whoever was filming zeroed in on the fingers of each player during the breaks. Tommy had a really interesting way of playing a G chord...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    This footage of Carolina Lightin is FANTASTIC. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Yaaaaaasssssss!

    And, very sorry to hear of this loss...
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    Beautiful, Z...

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    Here's a nice remembrance by Sandy Hatley:
    https://bluegrasstoday.com/tommy-edw...YziJlXTfIt1jLY

    And Tommy's obituary:
    https://www.donaldsonfunerals.com/ob...zXOSxXJHMOCCMk

    What a powerhouse he was.

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