We lost Bill Richardson, fiddle player and a founding member of The Jugbusters, a Bluegrass and traditional music band that was an area favorite and a regular at The Friday Night Jamboree.

Fiddler and Roanoke Times reporter Mike Gangloff wrote a an incredible sendoff to Bill for The Roanoke Times this week, telling the touching story of the “Sick, No More” jam for Bill at Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital.  Many area musicians came by to play, day and night, in a tribute to Bill, who joined in when he could.

Gangloff’s story touched the hearts, souls and musical parts of all of us.

Bill, your music lives on along with the parts of the lives you touched.  We miss you.

I’ve shot a lot of film and video of Bill and the Jugbusters over the past decade.  He was a fine musician, entertainer and friend.

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine at the Friday Night Jamboree: November 2007

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine at the Friday Night Jamboree om November 2007. appearing with the Jugbusters with Bill Richardson on fiddle.