I’m so sad to have to post this notice that we’ve lost one of our dear friends and bluegrass family membes, Jerry Swafford.Â Â Our hearts are with Jerry’s beautiful wife Maryett who also plays fiddle with us.
Here’s a note from Jerry’s brother Ron Swafford:
Just to let you know, one of your awesome members died.Â Jerry Swafford of Hamilton Montana died Tuesday night of a heart attack.Â He loved blue grass, their entertainment and most of all his musician friends.Â He loved the participation.Â Â In case anyone wants to know, a get together is planned in Hamilton for a week from Saturday, the 14th of February.Â Â Some of the local members will there to play, hope everyone who knew him or appreciates the organization can show up and participate.Â It would mean an enormous amount to his family and friends. Â Â I am bringing his 89 year old mother from Idaho, God willing.Â It would mean a lot to her.Â
Â He was very special, generous, kind man.Â Â I donâ€™t have all the details yet.Â If anyone wants to know, send me an email and I will forward all particulars as they are learned.
Ron Swafford Â 20…
Jerry was a genuinely nice guy. I loved how he was challenging himself with the banjo, and showing progress. The banjo is not an easy instrument to learn. I loved having him at the parties & picks. I will miss him, his enthusiasm, his positive attitude, I am sorry to Mariette & the Swafford family. I look forward to the remembrance get-together.