Battling cancer kept popular fiddler and Bluegrass group leader Clyde Williams offstage for a year but he returned to the Friday Night Jamboree this weekend to an overflow and enthusiastic crowd.

It was a long-sought, long-overdue and long-anticipated homecoming for the popular entertainer who has graced the stage of the Jamboree for a long time.

As the dancers filled the floor amid shouts of “Go Clyde, go,” the Jamboree recaptured the glory missing during Williams absence.

He’s back on stage — and all is right in the Jamboree world.