Jerry is the 3rd and current Chairman of the Bean Blossom Hall Of Fame Committee. He has held this position since 2002. Bill Monroe was the first Chairman, When Bill died in 1996, Frank Overstreet took it over, and when Frank died in 2002, Jerry filled the position. Jerry is in no immediate hurry for the next Chairperson to arrive.
Jerry and Joan also founded and published "Acoustica Magazine". It was distributed in 26 states during it's peak, at only 3 years old.
The radio show, the magazine and a pesky little day job as a manager at a research center, were all traded for a remote cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains whilst enjoying a simple life of Appalachian culture mountain music.
Jerry's instruments include:
"General Patton" 1850 Han Phlander, German hand carved Upright Bass
"Big John" 1934 King Upright Bass
"Joe" 1940 Kay Upright Bass
"Boyd" 1973 Gibson RB 250 Mastertone Banjo
"Chuck" 1995 Kentucky F Style Mandolin
"Larry" 1996 Martin HD-28 Guitar
...and a pile of others, but these are my players...
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