Vassillie's Smile

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Vassillie's Smile

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Giclee Print  from the original Graphite Drawing

TWO NEW LARGER LIMITED EDTION ARCHIVAL GICLEE PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE.  Roughly 17x21 in a 22x30 Black Mat and approximately 24x32 print in a 30x40 Black Mat in limited edition run of 300

signed by Adam W. Carlos        

Subject: Vassar Clements  

 

 

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Unfortunately we lost Vassar Clements to lung cancer August 16th, 2005. In my opinion, he is the most important fiddle player of our time. He was a Bluegrass Boy from 1949-57, so he was influential in the early development of the genre. Since then, his music has crossed many musical genres while keeping its roots imbedded in bluegrass. Like many bluegrass fans my age, I first heard Vassar play on The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken Album.” This album was very influential because it brought many new listeners to bluegrass music, and created a turning point in Vassar’s career, that in many ways seems to be a description of his musical importance. From that point on Vassar began playing with musicians of other genres and became known by their fans, which in turn started listening to Vassar’s bluegrass recordings. He has done this all with a very unique style of playing to create a sound that is recognizably his own.