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These are the guestbook messages from 1999.

Mr Clements, So nice to see you getting the recognition you deserve on the via the web. My wife and I have been fans since the mid 70's. I was fortunate to see you perform at the Univ of MO during a show with John McKuen doing strictly duets. We live in the country here in MO. If you are ever in the neighborhood, drop us a line. We would love to provide you (and your wife if she is with you)with a home-cooked meal while you are on the road. (we are fairly close to Columbia MIssouri Sincerely, Bill and Liz Huston
Bill Huston <>
Montgomery City, MO USA - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 19:36:12 (GMT)
Hope things are going good. Think about you all the time. I love you man. The Buzz-Man.
Buzzy Meekins
Thomasville, NC USA - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 07:40:35 (GMT)
Dear Vassar, Around summer or fall of 1996 you played in Toronto at the The Opera House. My band at the time, Jughead, opened for you. I was the banjo player. You and Bob Harris were kind enough to ask me to join you for an Old And In The Way set. That was one of the most memorable nights of music I have ever experienced. The other was when Bill Monroe invited me up to play with him. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a precious memory that I will always carry with me. Your recordings continue to inspire me. I wish you all the best in the new year. Respectfully, Christopher Quinn
Christopher Quinn <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 23:05:25 (GMT)
I am just learning to play the violin and find your style most interesting. I look forward to hearing you play in Charleston.
britt reagin <>
charleston, sc USA - Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 13:51:19 (GMT)
Hi, hope you can get out to the Westt Coast soon and do some shows. "Together at Last" is one of my favorite albums. Thanks for the great music. Rich
Rich Paton <>
Central Coast, CA USA - Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 01:56:17 (GMT)
Thanks for producing a beautiful site! I've only heard snippets of Vassars playing, but every little bit I've heard makes me think, "this guy is worth exploring!" I think I've found a new idol! I will beg, borrow and steal to find an album!! Thanks a lot Vassar.
Chris Warrener
Galway, Ireland - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 20:43:04 (GMT)
Enjoy your cds and cassettes that I can find. I buy most from Elderly's Music in Lansing, Michigan. Especially liked "Southern Country Waltzes".
Sandy Jones <>
Big Rapids, MI USA - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 14:58:51 (GMT)
Hello Mr. Clements, Looking over your web page, I must say kudos to your web designers. I remember the first time I saw and heard you play; Minnie Pearl had just intrduced you on "THE GRAND OLE OPRY" in the mid to late seventies. When you finished playing that magnificent fiddle I remember turning to my father and saying "is he the best fiddle player in the world?" I've grown up since then and listen to bluegrass often nad still amazed at the sound and grace of your style. Only recently have I had the chance to attend a concert at Ryman (Elvis Costello) sitting there wanting to hear your fiddle with Lester and Earl and Mr. Monroe's sounds. I'm now happy that I'll finally get the chance to see you perform in person; Jan. 22 in Bartlett, TN With Webb Dalton and his gang. Merry Christmas and a happy new millenium. God Bless.
David Sumner <>
Antioch, TN USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 23:38:42 (GMT)
Hi Vassar: Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and all the best in the New was great to see you at the Big Apple Festival. All the best to Midge and Carroll as well...take care, Jenny
Jenny <>
New York, NY USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 21:14:39 (GMT)
Merry Christmas from all at Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band and Knot Known Records. We look forward to seeing you in late January. With Love, Dave Regan & Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band
david <>
Charleston, SC USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 14:12:54 (GMT)
Hey Vassar Fans. Start the new year off right. See Vassar along w/Webb Dalton and the Dalton Gang at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Bartlett TN (just outside Memphis) Jan 22,2000 @ 8pm. Get your tickets by call 901-385-6440. Hope to see you there. The fiddlepicker.
Paul Freeman <>
Bartlett, TN USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 13:49:48 (GMT)
Merry Christmas Vassar, Midge, and George! We hope that you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. Love, Laura and Christian
Laura Marks <>
Dunedin, FL USA - Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 17:29:14 (GMT)
Cool sight . Hope to see you live next time your in the neighborhood.
Steve Gallagher <sgenius1>
Bellmawr , NJ USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 12:41:19 (GMT)
SEBRING, FLA USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 18:04:03 (GMT)
Howdy, Vassar! It was my great pleasure to get you to the Fresno "Yosemite Sam' Airport last Sun. and to see a "one-of-a-kind" performance at the Hanford FOX the night before! Thanks for sharing your unique talents with us! May your travels be many and your troubles be few! God Bless! Pat 'the Hat' (Hanford, CA)
Pat 'the Hat' Goodrich <>
Hanford, CA USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 02:24:57 (GMT)
Looking forward to seeing you and Leon perform this Saturday night. Glad you are touring again out West! Mateo Anesthetist to the Aviators
Mateo Offe <>
Lemoore, Ca USA - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 14:55:31 (GMT)
This man inspired me to fiddle.
Dan Wallace <>
Macon, Ga USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 20:49:00 (GMT)
D. Baker and R. Frey told me about your web site. Sorry to hear about Millie. Take Care
Big Jake <>
Grover Hill, OH USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 00:32:18 (GMT)
I am 18 and looking for a job playing fiddle. Do you know anyone hiring? We saw you at the Bela Fleck concert at the Ryman it was great. I have attended Mark O'conner's fiddle camps and have been playing since I was 5 years old.
clayton campbell <>
benton, ky USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 21:56:22 (GMT)
Dear Vasser, i'm in south flaorida tonight with my daughter Ashlee showing her your web site!!!! see you fri night...H
howard decker <>
springfield, tn USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 21:40:59 (GMT)
Vassar,I just wanted to thank you for playing with my band SECOND WIND,at the BIG APPLE FEST. It was an honer,and a great time,Definatly a Highlight in my musical career. Its such a good feeling,sharing the stage with one of my HEROS.You are the best fiddle player I ever heard(and I've heard alot).THanks again,you made my year. DANNY STEWART "mandolin". P.S. I was only kidding when I asked you if you were playing fiddle long,I just wanted to see your reaction, HA HA
Danny Stewart <>
Wyalusing, PA USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 16:49:10 (GMT)
I heard a rumor that Vassar is planning to visit Australia sometime soon! As a local transplant fiddler from New York City to Sydney Australia and member of one of Australia's few actual bluegrass bands, I would like to invite you to be our guest if you are coming down this way anytime! Please let me know and we will make some arrangements for you! best wishes, John Lee
John Lee <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 06:38:52 (GMT)
I haven't been to Nashville lately. I miss seeing you and Hadley (and others). I'll try to e-mail soon. Much to tell.
Arnold Richardson <>
jackson, ms USA - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 12:45:58 (GMT)
Great site! I've had the pleasure of meeting you and hearing you in live performance on several occasions over the years... You have been one of my major musical inspirations. I've enjoyed a number of your recordings that I've purchased or were given to me as gifts over the years. Keep up the great work, and please look me up whenever you get to the DC/Baltimore/Annapolis area.
Alan Oresky <>
Burtonsville, MD USA - Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 23:46:48 (GMT)
Hi Vassar Fans: Come see Vassar at the Big Apple Bluegrass Festival, November 13-14 at The Baggot Inn, Greenwich Village, NYC. For full details go to and for those who can pick up WFUV 90.7 FM, listen to Vassar and Tom Hanway play live (fiddle/banjo) on the radio on Friday, 11/12 following the 5 o'clock news. Host: Meg Griffin See ya at Big Apple! Regards, Tom & Kathleen Hanway
Tom Hanway <>
Riverdale, NY USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 18:59:13 (GMT)
Hi: All who want to see Vassar play in NYC on November 13-14 at The Baggot Inn (Big Apple Bluegrass '99) in Greenwich Village, NYC can check out for all info. Vassar and I will be playing on 90.7 FM on Friday, November 12 just after the 5 o'clock news so please tune in if you can get the signal. Meg Griffin hosts. Regards, Tom Hanway
Tom & Kathleen Hanway <>
Riverdale, NY USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 18:52:09 (GMT)
Sorry we missed your concert at Austin City Limits. Let us know if you are in Austin again.
Hazel Clements Lanham <>
Austin , Texas USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 22:58:15 (GMT)
Hi Vasser, Just visited your web sight for the first time. It's really great!! Looking forward to jamming with you on Dec. 11th. See you soon. Take care. Chris Penque: RIPPLE BAND
Chris & Cathy Penque <>
Barnegat, NJ USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 16:17:25 (GMT)
I was wondering if anyone knows where the Big Apple Bluegrass Festival is being held in NYC?
Chris Van Note <>
Syracuse, Ny USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 08:27:17 (GMT)
Vassar, I have been a professional symphony violinist for 10 years and gave it all up to come to Tennessee and learn bluegrass. Saw you in Boone, NC this year; the sound guy should have turned you up so you could be heard above the guitar! You are an inspiration to me, learning your "Corrina, Corrina" (man, that 3rd break is a killer!) and "Florida Blues". Do you have any other sheet music books out besides the Matt Glaser fiddle book? Hope to see you soon around the TN/NC area.
Leanne <>
Erwin, TN USA - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 12:32:46 (GMT)
Hi Vassar: A terrific site and we've added a link on the Northern City Limits site up here in Canada. I've been a fan of yours since, well, back before the Aereoplane album and buy anything where I see your name on the liner!! Last time I saw you seems like ages ago when you were with John Hartford at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Western Canada!! All the best.
Tom Nunn <>
Kitchener, ON Canada - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 08:16:05 (GMT)
Vassar you are the greatest! Thanks for being a true friend.
Ronald lawrence <>
Madison, tn USA - Monday, November 01, 1999 at 12:13:17 (GMT)
Yo young fiddleman! Just wanted to say Howdy, and tell you I miss your presence with the muse, and miss having those eatin' breaks on the road and the wonderful conversations we have! Take care until we meet again! Fishman on the mountain!
Catfish Hodge <>
Blue Mountain, Va USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 10:32:04 (GMT)
Hey Vassar, It was really wonderful to see you again in Ronan, MT (10-24-99,Sunday) My wife, Char really enjoyed meeting you hearing you fiddle. I ALWAYS look forward to visiting with you and having the opportunity to hear you play. Man, you never cease to amaze me with your musical ability! The only problem is that we don't see you often, come on back soon. I sent Steve your address, e-mail, etc. and he will be in touch. Thanks again for your friendship and inspiration! Take care of yourself and keep on fiddling. Oh, and remember, "you can't have just one"! Your friend always, Kim Young
Kim Young <>
Polson, MT USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 18:10:37 (GMT)
Mr. Clemments...years ago you were aquinted with my father.T.R. Campbell. I have 2 photos of you, along with Jake Landers, Hershal Sizemore and some others. I would like to send them to you if you want them. Please let me know if you're interested..Thanks, Regina
Regina Campbell <>
Leighton, Al. USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 07:28:09 (GMT)
I attended a concert last night in Ronan, MT, where Vassar played along with three locals. Fantastic! I'd never heard him play before, so it was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for using the gift that God gave you, Vassar! (just a reminder: I'm Kim Young's wife....)
Char Young <>
Polson, MT USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 11:53:05 (GMT)
Mr Clements, The website is wonderful I have enjoyed listening to your music for many years. As a musician myself you are an inseration to amatuers to achieve the best. Keep up the tunes I really enjoy them. If you are in the Springfield, Tn. area stop by and have dinner at the Ponderosa where i manage. It would an honor to meet you.
Dan Merideth <>
Russellville, KY USA - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 23:17:46 (GMT)
Hi Vassar - My friend Damon recently returned from MagnoliaFest, where you signed a copy of the cover story that I wrote about your gig at the Stone Church in Newmarket, NH. Thank you so much! Writing that story was hardly work -- it was a pleasure. And the show was excellent; it will undoubtedly be on my Top 10 List for '99. I'd like to send you some copies of the magazine. Please let me know how I can do that. To view the cover, go to
Lisa Derbyshire <>
Atkinson, NH USA - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 11:06:29 (GMT)
I saw Vassar at the Magnolia Festival last weekend...what an amazing man!!! We had a wonderful time and i'm looking forward to seeing him again soon.
Jeanne Sullivan <>
Kissimmee, FL USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 14:08:30 (GMT)
We loved your concert tonight in Whitefish! Thank you for the splendid show, and we hope you keep coming back to the Big Sky for a long time.
Gary Moses & Amy Vanderbilt <>
W. Glacier, MT USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 01:16:13 (GMT)
Vassar, Midge and George.... You did a great job with the website!!!! I know Millie would be very proud of the tribute Midge wrote. Millie may be in God's keeping but she will always be in our hearts. We can't wait to see you all!!! We love and miss each of you!!!
the only Hartzog's you know
AL USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 01:00:42 (GMT)
Love your music. Will be seeing you in Troy, Mt 10-23-99. I have your video, it's great. Your style is unique and I hope I can learn of it in your workshop in Troy. Keep on Fiddlin'. Lance
Lance Halingstad <>
Chinook, Montana USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 22:45:32 (GMT)
I would like to thank you for keeping me happy with you music, especially when you were in "Old and In The Way." I only wish I will be able to talk to you if I get the chance at one of your shows or at a festival. If I don't see you just look for a kid with large blond poofy hair and a huge grin! Tanks again.
andrew pollak <>
Paul Smiths, NY USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 11:59:42 (GMT)
I have played the violin for 15 years and you are a REAL inspiration! Keep on Keepin On! :)
Marcy Ritsick <>
Chicopee, MA USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 09:12:31 (GMT)
Vassar - Thank you for another great show at the Magnolia Fest in Live Oak. It's always a great pleasure! Take good care and I hope to see you soon!
Joseph Randall <>
Kansas City, KS USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 16:41:17 (GMT)
This past weekend, we were honored once again to hear and see you at MagnoliaFest in Live Oak. Sunday's set with Pete Rowan etc. was just what we needed after partying too hard on Saturday. We can almost hold you partly responsible for the excesses of that day, as your set with Buddy Cage & Stirfried was hot hot hot. Thanks again for sharing yor muse with us.
Andy Cooper
Titusville, Fl USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 14:10:32 (GMT)
Vassar thanks for all the Great Music you have played for us all over the years! Stop by my site sometime I have some links you will like!
Mark Barreres <>
Edinburg, Va. USA - Monday, October 18, 1999 at 00:32:14 (GMT)
thank you for playing the harvest fest. the last song ya'll played (the one dedicated to millie) is something i will never forget. if anybody knows the name of it give me an e mail thanks and God bless you Vassar
uncle josh <>
snellville, ga USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 21:40:03 (GMT)
Dear vasser,sorry we couldn't hook up tonight..i'm shure midge told you i hurt my back at work today..hope you had a great time in my home state of texas this weekend...good look on the show tommmorow night,do you know my cousin gary houge marty stuart's steel player??
Howard Decker <>
springfield, tn USA - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 21:59:54 (GMT)
Midge&Vassar Thanks for the T shirt, It really looks good. I'll be comming to nashville the 28th of this month, see you then Jamie Mitchell
Jamie Mitchell <Mrsjiggs>
Jackson, MS USA - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 20:58:50 (GMT)
Vassar, I just found time to look more closely at your web site. The page about your violin made me realize just how special it was to get the opportunity to play it back in September at the Matterhorn in Stowe, Vermont. Thank you! Perhaps We'll meet up again. Professor Fairbanks
Peter"Professor Fairbanks" Miller <>
Cambridge, VT USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 22:29:04 (GMT)
Hi Vassar, I just ran into you at "The Farm" for the Harvest Fest. The web site is great! I'm glad to see you represented so well. I'll keep in touch. Cheers, Terry
Terry Rogers <>
Whites Creek, TN USA - Friday, October 08, 1999 at 18:14:55 (GMT)
When you will be coming out this way?
Sheldon Rothenberg <>
Oakland, CA USA - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 23:14:38 (GMT)
Hello Vassar, I am the fiddle player with the country group Souther Star, we are centered in the Panama City, Fl area and play many festivals, concerts,etc. we recently opened for Mark Chessnut in concert.I love your style, bought your video tapes, but I give up! I can only get close to your technique. I'm a Kenny Baker follower. I can mix your licks with his rock solid traditional style and come out OK. Thanks for being who you are! You have helped me be the fiddle player that I am, or am not. Whatever! Thanks Jeb
Jeb Stewart <>
Panama City, Fl. USA - Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 01:20:31 (GMT)
Have enjoyed your music for a lot of years. Good Luck. Ovitt
Ovitt Couch <>
Hazard, Ky USA - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 17:16:43 (GMT)
Hi. i opened for you and the blotter boys at the music farm charleston, sc. i played guitar with smoky weiner & the hot links. take care and keep me informed.
Roy Brooks <>
N Charleston, SC USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 20:02:02 (GMT)
Hi. i opened for you and the blotter boys at the music farm charleston, sc. i played guitar with smoky weiner & the hot links. take care and keep me informed.
Roy Brooks <>
N Charleston, SC USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 20:01:43 (GMT)
I saw Vassar live in Georgetown at 89.9 WRVG. Not only was he the best fiddle player I have stomped my feet to, but he was also one of the most friendly folks there are out there.
Jessica Hamilton <>
Lexington, KY USA - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 18:46:14 (GMT)
I am an learning to play fiddle. Thanks for the inspiration.
Mike Wilson <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 16:41:18 (GMT)
Sitting here with Fiddlers, Dale Morris, Hyram Posey and Herman Johnson enjoying your Music.
George Evetts, M.D.
Tucumcari, NM USA - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 16:06:23 (GMT)
Have seen you in concert many times over the years in the upstate area of N.Y. You never disappoint me. Thanks!
Phil Moon <>
Cincinnatus, NY USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 20:00:17 (GMT)
Dear Vassar, I enjoyed playing Sweet Georgia Brown with you and talking afterwards at the Matterhorn in Stowe, Vermont this past Friday and Saturday Sept.17/18-1999. I would like to meet up with you again to play. I was let down by Glen Schweitser but I cirtainly enjoyed the opportunity to meet one of the players who inspired my own playing. Hey--I am completely unknown beyond beautiful Vermont, but I'm on the rise Because playing for people is such a great thing. Get in touch if you are able. Thanks Peter Professor Fairbanks Miller 1-802-644-5708
Professor Fairbanks (Peter Miller) <>
Cambridge, VT USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 14:27:55 (GMT)
Hello, It has been wonderful to visit your website. I am working on the poster and program presentation of you and the Little Big Band for the 9th Annual Harvest Fest at The FARM in Summertown, TN October 1-2-3. It is an honor to have you come down and play for the folks here. You cover all the bases incredibly and greatly.We are looking forward to seeing you Oct.2 here on The Farm! love,eliz
Eliz Barger <>
Summertown, TN USA - Friday, September 17, 1999 at 19:14:55 (GMT)
Vasser- Saw you at the Dibden Center at Johnson State. The best jam I've seen yet. I've worked on designs for one of Bruce Hampton's Guitarists. Like what you did on LAUGHING WATER. You're welcomed on my site anytime.
Zeb Carlson <>
Fairfax, VT USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 21:37:13 (GMT)
See ya at Big Apple Fest!
Jay Berman <>
Commack, NY USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 21:33:35 (GMT)
Hi Vassar!! Just want to say hello and hope you're doing well I just checked out your tour dates to see when you're coming back to Ohio. Remember, if you get a booking here you are always welcomed to stay with Bill and me again. I've missed not seeing you. Maybe we can connect up soon. Take care. M.E.
M.E. Carpenter <>
Mount Vernon, Oh USA - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 08:08:45 (GMT)
Look forward to seeing you again at Magnoliafest. Thanks for all the music. William
Willim <>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 17:05:57 (GMT)
Vassar, I met you up on the mountain in Boise,Idaho on Sept. 5, 1999. You signed the back of my fiddle. Thank You again for all the fantastic fiddle playing and for all the Great Tunes. Larry
Larry Brandon <>
Boise, Id USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 22:22:18 (GMT)
First heard you at Amazingrace, Evanston, IL 1974? Already familiar with the Wake of the Flood/Nitty Albums, thanks for the beauty of your instrumant and recorded music. I hope to head you in Chicago real soon thanks for the smiles.
Leonard M. Grandsart <>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 02:13:36 (GMT)
I met you at the Hookahville festaval Labor day weekend. Had a great time and enjoyed your playing greatly. Hope you had a good time at the festival. I hope to talk to you when I visit my other friend's in Hermitage. Enjoy the coffee and dont forget to call me if you run out of that tobaco of your's! :) Peace David Hamilton
David Hamilton <>
Royal Oak, MI USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 11:39:32 (GMT)
The past two years, now going onto three, I have flown down to Florida for magnoliafest. I was so blown away by your abilities and musical charm. Each year you are one of the reasons I fly hundreds of miles. You can easily play someones soul, just as you play your instruments. See you in October. K
Krista Riester <Krista 8009>
Amherst, NY USA - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 12:33:37 (GMT)
Cindy & Dave Denman <>
Crawfordsville, In USA - Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 00:29:35 (GMT)
Dear Vassar, My name is David Williams. We met a few years ago when I promoted a show (as Front Row Entertainment) in Bristol, TN at the Paramount Theatre. The show was one of the best I have ever seen, and that is sayin something. I have done a lot of work over the years as a recording engineer, a road musician, and a promoter among many other facets of the music business. We didn't have a very good house as you might remember but the show was hot none the less. The thing that really sticks out in my mind though is how wonderful you and Millie were to us all and what a great experience it was to spend a day with the both of you. We all felt a sense of personal loss with her passing. We would often talk about her and what a wonderful, real person she was and it certainly was a shock to us. If you remember at all, we had lunch at a place called "Somewhere Else" (which is no longer there) after we did the TV spot for the local NBC affiliate. You and Millie both made us feel at ease and by the time lunch was over we felt like we had know you all our lives. I will carry that experience with me for the rest of my days. I hope you still display the plaque we presented you for lifetime achievement as I thought it very important that more and more people recognize your contribution to music. I have thought about contacting you several times and conveying my condolences but not wanting to bother you I have though better of it. This is a way of letting you know I am thinking of you and that you have been in our hearts and minds through this past year or so. If ya ever get the time drop me a line on the old e-mail and say howdy, it would make my day. I hope you will get to see this little note but if not you are in our prayers always. Your friend, David Williams
David Williams <>
Bristol, TN USA - Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 18:43:42 (GMT)
Greetings Vassar! It's me, Fred, the banjo player trapped in Prism. Just got back from a nice long summer and starting to rev up our new season here, and stopped by to admire your very beautiful website- compliments to the chef. My wife Kenyon and I had a little boy, Sebastian, on June 27th. We have a few photos of you up on our website, in the Photo Album, if you'd like to check it out-! Looks like your schedule is pretty full up through Christmas, but if you're passing this way anytime in the new millenium, please give us a call or drop a line in the e-mail- we'll find a weekend for you. All the boys in the "Gap" say hi. Best regards, Fred
Fred Boyce <>
Charlottesville, VA USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 22:07:33 (GMT)
vassar, just wanted to say i love you and your music. I saw you in boulder , colorado in jazz is dead loved it. Keep on truckin brother.
tyler toombs <1 red neck>
austin, tx USA - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 03:46:05 (GMT)
am one of bob's partners in big o productions. have heard some great stories and am really anxious to hear vasser @ music on the mountain sept 5!
Terry Dennis <>
boise, id USA - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 14:56:47 (GMT)
I'm looking forward to seeing my first show at Magnolia Music Festival in October.
Jeremy Densmore <>
Augusta, GA USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 21:04:31 (GMT)
HERMITAGE, TN USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 13:21:35 (GMT)
Great website, I have seen you on numerous occasions and I am always blown away. Old and In the Way is one of my favorite albums, hope we see many more. Are you coming out with Vassar T-shirts? Thanks.
Chris Van Note <>
Auburn, NY USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 07:23:29 (GMT)
Mr. Clements, My wife and I just had the privledge of seeing you at Gordon Terry's 50th anniversary celebration at Gordon's in Pulaski. I am Gordon's nephew Kirk Terry's father in law. Kirk and his brothers and other band members performed. (The Trinity Mountain Boys) Thye are a great bluegrass band. Just thought I'd drop you a note to thank you for the opportunity of seeing you. Thanks, Jim Bleything
Jim Bleything <>
Gainesville, Tx USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 17:55:39 (GMT)
Good Afternoon. Just a note to say hello and see how you are. Look forward to seeing you soon. La Rita (Bass Player/Singer-The Bluegrass Alliance and Barry Palmer's girlfriend)
La Rita Buchanan <>
Cleveland, GA USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 11:29:50 (GMT)
Hi Vassar. I recently saw you perform in Machias, ME. I must parents were are amazing!!!
Amanda Floyd <>
ME USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 22:29:29 (GMT)
thanks for the picture, Vassar
nick wildman <>
machias, me USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 13:17:50 (GMT)
Thank you Vassar for the sweet sounds!!!
Patrick Freeman <>
Elizabethtown, KY USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 18:33:23 (GMT)
Hello Mr. Clements, I saw you in Somerset,KY a while back and loved the show...I recently bought a fiddle myself and am hoping to of yet, I'm having a bit of trouble...I know this is no struggling musicians help line, but if you could recommend some learning strategies,books ,cassettes, videos, I would very much appreciate it. I have the will, I'm just looking for the way. Sincerely, Doug Simpson
Doug Simpson <>
Strunk, KY USA - Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 05:27:53 (GMT)
I saw your concert in San Fransico. I really enjoyed it. I am twelve years old and I play the violin. I have been playing for six years.
Oliver Blaylock
napa, CA USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 17:42:04 (GMT)
Love your high lonesome sound site but the yellow type on tourdates page is IMPOSSIBLE to read...Much peace
chris gawle <>
USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 14:49:23 (GMT)
What a wonderful website! I was going through my record collection the other day and saw my collection of your early solo albums. This prompted me to see what I could find on the internet. I first came in contact with your music on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album Stars and Stripes and have been a devoted fan ever since.
David Puckett <>
LUDLOW, KY USA - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 18:34:40 (GMT)
Old Indian saying..."Old fiddlers never die, they just get out of tune with the rest of the world" Garner Boyd
Garner Boyd <>
McAlester, OK USA 74501 - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 16:38:45 (GMT)
Howdy, Vassar. Hope you're doing well. I'm doing good back here in OK. I guess I'll be seeing you again on your tour probably in September or October if everything goes well. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again. Bye for now...Garner Boyd
Garner Boyd <>
McAlester, OK USA 74501 - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 16:13:03 (GMT)
Hello Clem...nice site
Tut Taylor <>
Maryville 37803, TN USA - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 15:32:18 (GMT)
I grew up with Jevon from Lowcountry Boil. He said you were unbelievable. I can't wait to hear the CD with your appearance. thx gary
Gary Meyer <>
Columbia, sc USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 09:04:09 (GMT)
Greetings from the Frozen North! Well, right now it's the cool, green and rainy north but we'll freeze up soon. I've been an admirer of yours for many years. Hope to bust out of here after Chrismas, maybe I can catch one of your shows. Take care. Love from Alaska!
Kathy Johnston <>
Anchorage, AK USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 00:30:25 (GMT)
Hi Vassar, We met the two times you played the Mt.Washington Hotel in NH. You sat with my wife and I during your break. We're looking forward to seeing you in Claremont this thursday evening (8/19/99). Hope you are well and your wrist is limber. Don
Don Picknell <>
Bath, NH USA - Monday, August 16, 1999 at 15:15:51 (GMT)
hello, just wanted to say old in the way is one of my favorite albums. I finally got to see ya, it was at the 801 club in Nashville when you played with Bob Weir and RatDog in 1997. One of the best shows i've ever seen.Whish I could get A copy of that show. Best wishes Matt Powers
matt powers <1425 Elmdale Dr. 45409>
dayton, oh USA - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 15:08:08 (GMT)
i recorded with vassar on an album and he was a AWSOME
kieran daly <>
hilton head, SC USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 19:23:50 (GMT)
i recorded with vassar on an album and he was a AWSOME
kieran daly <>
hilton head, SC USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 19:23:48 (GMT)
hi Midge...hi Vassar I was just browsing the site and thought i would send you an email and give ya something to read I'm looking forward to spending some time with you again Vassar and I can't wait to meet you, Midge. well i will talk to ya'll soon Tim...bassist for Honey Bucket
EUGENE, OR USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 21:26:57 (GMT)
dear vassar, thanks for making so many so happy and with such a diversity of music too. You are so incrediable, also thank you for being on Laughing Water-(jazzisdead cd)Its such a wonerful cd and its so nice to hear donna jean's sweet vocals. i know you have played with just about everone out there, which is way cool, but let me ask you this, would'nt you agree that Mr.Jimmy Herring is one of the best guitar players around, not to mention one of the nicest "humanbeings" ever? we here in hope you can come play for us soon.we need all the good vibes we can get in this town. peace to and light, dana
dana thompson <>
chattanooga, tn USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 02:32:00 (GMT)
Hay Now Vassar, Long time no see. Harvest Fest in N.Y. here. You played with Stir Fried at or event 2 years ago. We want to get you back out here! 5th annual N.Y. State Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair on Oct. 8-11, 1999 I know you are booked on Oct 8, 1999 and are mostly in the south, but would love to talk about getting you up here again. Even if Stir Fried can't make it (they will be offered) we are interested in booking you. You played with the Deadbeats for the first time at my event. They are regulars (as is Stir Fried at our shows). Drop us aline some time soon (914) 255-7609. Be Safe!!!!! Tell Stir Fried & Buddy I Said hello! Rob Robinson
Robert Robinson <>
New Paltz, NY USA - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 17:06:23 (GMT)
I was your drummer in 1975,Ilove you don't eat any cheese.
Rick Brown <>
alpharetta, ga USA - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 20:31:24 (GMT)
I also grew up around country swing. My Dad had a band called The Buckeroos, before Buck Owens hit the scene. During my high school years, a friend had me listen to the Last of the Red Hot Flying Burrito Bros. album. Really did something to me. Thank you for your influence. I can't play fiddle, but I can break a mandolin string now and then. I'm not the best there is, but I sure do love it. It's great that you have this web site and thatI am able to send you this note of appreciation. Respectfully, Pete
Pete Moore <>
Albany, OR USA - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 17:00:54 (GMT)
Thanks for keeping us rocking... I love the old "fiddle player blues" Check out String Cheese Incidents version of your classic.. it's really good...I miss the old and in the way stuff from 73...
dave rapetti <>
nashville, tn USA - Monday, July 26, 1999 at 10:53:22 (GMT)
how bout athens??????????
larry mcwilliams
muscle shoals, al USA - Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 12:23:36 (GMT)
My trip to Nashville,was a little rocky at first; but you made it real . I think about you a lot . I saw you on TNN, JULY 20th of this year,it was great seeing you. I think of you and "MILLIE" a lot, she always told me the truth .Im still thinking about moving there . Im looking forward to cutting my next C.D.with you.Hoping to see you soon . Tell everyone hello for me . BEST WISHES BEN--
Ben Conway <>
west palm bch , fla USA - Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 21:56:40 (GMT)
Thanks for the great performance in Somerset, kind sir. It was truly an honor to share a hillside and the Kentucky summer night with you.
Mark Troutman <>
Bowling Green, KY USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 23:52:49 (GMT)
I just saw you in Lexington, Ky at Lynagah's. Great show. Hope to see you in this area again. Tom
Thomas Reeve <>
Oxford, OH USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 09:33:11 (GMT)
Hello Mr. Clements. I saw you at the Master Musicians Festival and I had the time of my life. You and Natalie MacMaster made that show into something great. Glad I got to see it.
Doug Simpson <>
Strunk, KY USA - Monday, July 19, 1999 at 01:19:30 (GMT)
I saw Vassar in Somerset. I loved it. He is such a great fiddler.
Doug Simpson <>
Strunk, KY USA - Monday, July 19, 1999 at 01:11:51 (GMT)
Dear Vassar When are you next touring England? I've always wanted to see you play live as you have been my biggest inspiration on the fiddle.
Mahrey Berthoud <>
Brighton, England - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 16:27:19 (GMT)
I'm with the band Green Genes. We'd like to thank Vassar for allowing us to open for him at Lynaghs in Lexington. It's an honor for us to play on the same stage with a master.
Todd Copeland <>
Lexington, Ky USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 09:58:27 (GMT)
Thank you brother.
jamin <>
Burke, VA USA - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 01:56:45 (GMT)
hey vassar,i spoke w/you at mexicali blues cafe,i did a sketch of old...way,i need to scan it in and send it to you. you are truly the best,ELI at mexicali told me you had recently lost your wife,I,M truly sorry!GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,A FAN BOB GUERRA
robert guerra <>
warwick, ny USA - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 16:47:54 (GMT)
vassar,met you at ziggy's in winston - salem, n.c.and you let me hold your fiddle. it was a wonderful moment in my 33 years of playing the fiddle.hope someday to play a tune with you.thanks jimmy vip p.s. you da man
vip - jimmy vipperman <>
lowgap, nc USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 09:26:57 (GMT)
keep up the great fiddle playing!! Just tonight heard a mariachi version of "Orange Blossom Special"
Jonathan Walton <>
nm USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 00:19:24 (GMT)
Dear Midge and Vassar, We're very excited to see you in Atlanta, Ga. in less than 2 weeks for our CD recording. It's going to be a blast and we're honored to have Vassar as our special guest. If you have time, check out our web site. It is being updated this week and audio is coming soon.'all take care and we'll see you soon. Dave & Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band
dave regan <>
Charleston, SC USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 15:40:55 (GMT)
Yo Vassie!Can't wait to see you again.How ironic that our next meeting will be in the studio. Hope your all oiled up and ready.....Jevon
Jevon Daly[lowcountry boil] <>
hhi, SC USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 12:08:54 (GMT)
Saw you at Cracker Barrel in MJ tonight. We attended church together many years ago at Greenhill. Hope all is well with you.
Tommy Smith <>
Mt. Juliet, TN USA - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 22:53:02 (GMT)
CLAREMONT, NC USA - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 19:38:02 (GMT)
wonering if you wrote the orange blossom special dave
Dave Hubbell <>
sparta, nj USA - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 18:24:08 (GMT)
GOLDEN, CO USA - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 17:54:45 (GMT)
How do I inquire about hiring Vassar to play locally?
Benjamin Smeall <>
Green Bay, WI USA - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 07:38:57 (GMT)
hey vassar, i was sorry to hear about millie, i've prayed for you. if you remember, you cut fiddle and "chin" cello on one song on my new album. i am now married and have a baby boy lincoln daniel ray (named after lincoln hastings- the gentlemen who helped take care of bill monroe during his last years). i am practicing medicine in portland,tn. again. call me when your in town, i would like my wife and son to meet you. ernie love (he introduced us) is finishing up his first album and it sounds good. if there is an adress to send a cd of the work you did for me let me know (it was gorgeous) hope to see you soon...dan ray m.d.
dan ray <>
portland, tn USA - Thursday, July 01, 1999 at 01:54:41 (GMT)
Hi Vassar, my name is Hope Payne, you use to work with my dad, Jim Hasty, in Valdosta at the papermill. He told me about your website, so I thought I'd stop by to take a look.
Hope Payne <>
Dickinson, TX USA - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 20:29:08 (GMT)
CLAREMONT, NC USA - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 16:45:17 (GMT)
Looking forward to your show tonight at Higher Ground. I can't believe you let Homer Lee in your band! Have you ever tried to compete with him over a late night post-gig pizza?
Rob Ostrander <>
Burlington, VT USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 21:36:30 (GMT)
come back to northern california
Inga <>
Santa Cruz, CA USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 13:15:44 (GMT)
Howdy I'd always been a fan of bluegrass, but about 5 years ago my uncle bought me 'High Lonesome Sound' and I've been a huge fan since. I think that Vassar is awesome and his fiddle playing inspired me to get a fiddle and learn the ropes. I'm still a beginner, but there's just something about listening to songs like Kissimee Kid that can really make you forget your troubles!
Phil Smith <>
Spencer, WV USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 11:26:18 (GMT)
Love the Photo Gallery, Peace to you. Michael Godwin
Michael Godwin <>
Largo, FL USA - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 15:55:54 (GMT)
Hi there, This is the first time I have heard your stuff (It's great). I to am a violinist and love the pieces you play. Classical musics OK but it doesn't have the same feeling as bluegrass, country etc. See you around
Julian Pindar <>
Leatherhead, Surrey UK - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 08:34:42 (GMT)
ORANGE, TX USA - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 00:32:16 (GMT)
Bro. Vassar, I have sent e-mail without knowing exactly how everything worked. I don't guess it got to you. Well, anyway, I really enjoyed visiting with you at Mt. Juliet. A special thank you for the CD's. I have listened to them over and over again. I just talked to sis. Coats. she said Wayne did not have a good day. I urged him to go to a pain clinic. He might get some relief. If not he won't be any worse off than he is now. I noticed that your schedule is about as heavy as one could be. If between our schedules we can get together in Nashville to go to the Grand Ole Opry it will be amazing. However, I hope we can. I am sure that it seems an eternity to you since you lost sis. Millie. I am sure that staying very busy has been good therapy for you. Just don't over do it. If and when your in the Houston area pleas feel free to call us. My number is (281)350-5516. My address is 25403 Lancewood Dr., Spring, TX 77373. I know that you do not know me that well, but if you ever need anything please fell free to call one me. I had better close for now. I leave for one night speaking engagement in Irwin, TN. Must leave in the a.m. at 7:30. Will return home Sat. about 5:p.m. Faithfully, David Brown
David P. Brown <>
Spring, TX USA - Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 22:05:43 (GMT)
Hi, saw you at the WOW hall in Eugene and have you on some of my CD's and tapes. Thanx, we really enjoyed you in person,w/ your band and that wonderful woman singer,(what was her name?)and the band from Eugene also--they were good. Love, Mona
Mona M <>
Albany, or USA - Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 02:50:51 (GMT)
GOD ... Vassar Clements ... everyone else. Love your music, especially the work you've done with "T" God bless you, Mr. Clements.
Carol Jeffrey McNeely <>
Huntingtom,WV/Wheelersburg,OH, WV/OH USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 22:46:47 (GMT)
Vassor, I just wanted to say thanks again for your kindness. I am still high off of the night i was able to "jam" with you and stirfried; i thank you so much for allowing me to undertake such an experience. it is something i will remember for the rest of my life. it was wonderful sharing our different musical styles with one another, you have sparked a whole new way of creative improv in my mind and i am so grateful and excited to work and expand on the ideas. music is such a universal way of communicating, it is so heart-warming to know that we can all experience such energy from one another. i hope to play with you again sometime soon, i'll be in North Carolina from 6/10 to 6/15, then heading to northern New York until 6/26. if there is any possible way we can meet, please let me know (702) 436-4583 thanks again for sharing music with me. have a happy day! KaraLyn
KaraLyn Owen
Las Vegas, NV USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 15:29:45 (GMT)
Daddy, Thought we would take this special day to tell you how much we love you. Don't ever forget how much we need you! Happy Father's Day!!!!!! Terry, Renee, and the boys
Terry Mason
USA - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 13:56:30 (GMT)
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN USA - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 03:36:31 (GMT)
Vassar, both Linda and I enjoy your music very much. We are still slowly collecting more "Vassar Albums". We already have over 170 different CD's in our collection, and Vassar's music just complements everything! God Bless You Vassar. Robert and Linda.
Robert and Linda McKenzie <L_RMCKENZIE@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Buckeye, Az USA - Friday, June 18, 1999 at 23:29:13 (GMT)
Hey Vassar, Last month I came to your workshop at the Florida folk festival. It was a great experience for me to hear you play. words cannot explain. Thank you so much and I will never forget the experience. I hope that one day I will be able to come up to Nashville and take a lesson or two with you. Thanks again and see you at the Magnolia fest in october. love, trina basu
trina basu <tbb 8459 @garnet. edu. fsu>
tallahassee , fl USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 18:25:37 (GMT)
hi vassar, i am going to send you a regular letter , through the regular mail, but i wanted to give you proof that I checked out your site! Its great! I love how you incorporated your violin/fiddle. I won't be seeing any of the Jazz is Dead shows this summer, and eddy is opening for them now! Now Im really curious! Stay well, and keep a heads up for a real letter. Lots of love to you and your family. keep catfish away from your twinkies!xxoo julie
Julie & Eddy strickler <>
santa cruz, ca USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 17:24:26 (GMT)
Dont let Charley Daniels play your fiddle any more!
Jamie Mitchell <>
Jackson, MS USA - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 18:59:36 (GMT)
Hello there, Vassar. I don't know if you remember me or not, but you used to come and sit in with my band in Anchorage, Alaska. You came up there a couple times back in '84 and '85 to do some shows at the same time that my band was playing in Anchorage. A little club called the Buckaroo used to bring us up from Tucson, and we never thought we'd get to do anything as exciting as to get to play with you on those trips to Anchorage. It's something none of us will ever forget, since you were a hero to all of us, especially myself and our fiddle player, Pete Hicks. I was pretty scratchy on the fiddle back then, but with inspiration from you and a lot of practice, I got to where I could at least fool SOME of the people! I've since quit playing for a living, and I've been out here on an island in the Aleutian chain for several years running a boat on the Bering Sea. I came across your webpage and just wanted to say hello and to let you know that performing with you those times were a real thrill and it's something I'll still be bragging about when I tell my grandchildren. I hope your doing well, and I sure hope that I can get the chance to see you perform again. Take care, Vassar, and keep playing that wonderful fiddle.
Andy McCracken <>
Unalaska, AK USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 04:53:58 (GMT)
I have enjoyed your fiddle playing since I first heard 'Old and in the way' a few years ago. I am a keen fiddle player and performer here in the UK, and my roots are very much in folk and traditional styles. I am from the Scottish Borders and am currently studying music here in London, and take every oppourtonity to perform traditional music in and around college!. I recently attended a couple of workshops in Bluegrass fiddle, run by Bob Winquist, an excellent fiddler from canada, (and a professional viola player). I am keen to learn more about Bluegrass music, and to obtain some of your recordings. I am also hoping to go round some of the music festivals in the U.S, before too long. Prehaps I may make it to one of your gigs sometime. I was delighted to find this web site, and to discover that you are performing regularily. All the best!, from Steve Moffat.
Steve Moffat <>
London, England - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 14:35:17 (GMT)
thanks for the music
olga wilhelmine munding <>
BOULDER, co USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 21:06:04 (GMT)
Hey Vassar. I don't know how you keep up the pace! Between you and Buddy. Really enjoyed the last couple of tours and look forward to our run of shows in September. Fans around the North East are looking forward to your return and our reunion. All of the guys send their best and Richard is doing alright. Travel safe and be well my friend-Glen
Glen Schweitzer/Jalapeno Brothers <>
Hinesburg, VT USA - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 05:12:23 (GMT)
Hello Vassar, Hope everything is going well for you this summer. Your musicianship is very inspiring to me...I love your styles very much..As my favorite music is Monroe's type of Bluegrass and Southern Rock I love the great work you did with Dickey Betts on the "Highway Calls" album...Well best of health and luck to you,and I hope to see you when you come to Lexington to play this summer...Thanks...
Mike Hall <>
Lexington, Ky USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 12:52:41 (GMT)
Hey Vassar, Midge, Christian & Laura Marks! I just wanted ya'll to know how exciting it's been to get to see Vassar in Atlanta recently. It's sure got me excited for HarvestFest in October. No doubt your show there will be one for the record books. One little reminder, Christian & Laura, the HarvestFest on October 8-10 will take place in Fairburn, GA, just 35 minutes SW of DT Atlanta. If you can, please make that change. Thanks for everything! Peace, and remember, IT'S ALL GOOD!! ;-)
Thomas Helland <>
Marietta, GA USA - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 20:30:01 (GMT)
Hi Vassar! Please stop by the washington dc area soon. There's nothing like seeing you play in person. Love the new website design, but waiting for the tour date information. Keep up the great playing, hope to see you soon. :)
tresa brown <>
alexandria, VA USA - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 19:56:41 (GMT)
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your considerable talents.
John Jessee <>
Chatom, AL USA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 13:52:11 (GMT)
Hi Vassaar, It was October 1997 and I was on one of the Country Music Hall of Fame's tour Nashville and I saw you recording at Studio B. I was the little 14 year old (the only one in the group) who recognised you when our guide asked. I am interested to find out about what you recording. I love your music and one day I would love to meet you. Congrats on "Banjoland". You did a brilliant job.
Hamish Davidson <>
Yinnar, Vic AUSTRALIA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 00:44:48 (EDT)
Vassar--I really enjoyed seeing you this past Saturday in Winston-Salem. Your fiddle is second to none and you are a wonderful person, who I feel priviledged and honored to have spent a little time with. Take Care. Hope to see you again soon. Bill Messenger
Bill Messenger <>
Clemmons, NC USA - Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 17:17:10 (GMT)
will see you in boise,id sept 5,1999 looking forward to it. your friend bob overand
Robert Overand <>
boise, id USA - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 00:57:36 (EDT)
Magnanimous is the essence of Vassar. Thanks so much for the generous and kind attention you've paid to me at Mark O'Connor's camp and again at one of your workshops in Mpls. Perhaps in the great perspective of your life, they may seem small, but in mine and the others with me, your presence has been huge. Just sitting around sipping lemonade and talking about mowing lawns and tuckpointing chimneys was as big a high as the music itself. The jokes with John Hartford. Lunch with you and your extraordinary wife Millie. Thanks so much for all your inspiration and friendship. May your soul feel the same joy and appreciation in return. No doubt that day it reunites with Millie's. In the meantime, we love ya.
Judd Peterson <>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 16:33:17 (GMT)
Vassar, saw you May 20, at Seminole Bluegrass Festival. You were playing as smooth and silky as I had remembered. A good time was had by all. You also looked wonderful, I don't know your secret, but if we could bottle it, you know the rest. Keep up the great work and it was a pleasure listening to you again. Take care and keep jamming. Ron Gerst, Florida.
Ron Gerst <>
Redington Shore, Fl USA - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 16:19:28 (GMT)
Rock on Vassar!
Robert Jetton <>
Nashville, TN USA - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 03:31:33 (EDT)
Vassar: As the grandaughter of Olin Clements, I grew up knowing your music and appreciating your abilities. I am now sharing your music with my 17 year old nephew who seems to have inherited some of that Clements talent. I hope we will be able to see you in person. It would be nice if you were to make it to Texas some time. My aunt Hazel Lanham and my mother Alma Clements are both here in Texas and would love to see you also. Maybe we'll make it to the East Coast. Kay Tinker
Kay Tinker <>
Houston, Tx USA - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 21:27:11 (GMT)
Coming to the May 16th show in Seminole, Florida. Have been enjoying your music for many years. Started seeing you when I was in college at Michigan State University. You played a Kiva, a round classroom in the middle of a dorm. The show was amazing and I have been hooked ever since. Actually, you played a week after John Hartford did, and you have been two of my favorites ever since. I see you every chance I get. What a kick Hartford is huh!!! Keep up the great work!! I'll see you Sunday. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Ron Gerst <>
Redington Shore, Fl USA - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 19:10:24 (GMT)
Can't wait tosee you on 5-16-99 at Seminole City Park.
Dizzy Meade <>
Pinellas Park, FL USA - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 18:59:01 (GMT)
Hi ole buddy...nice page..... glad to see you " gittin' with it "
Tut Taylor <>
Maryville, TN USA - Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 11:49:22 (GMT)
HERMITAGE, TN USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 22:34:09 (GMT)
Looking forward to Seminole!
Christian and Laura <>
Dunedin, FL USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 13:55:16 (GMT)
I find that viewing this site is SOMETIMES a very frustrating experience. I have been visiting the site for the last two weeks and I have still not seen any photos! I have also been to the "Millie's Song" page and there is nothing there. If you are going to create and do the up-keep on a "Vasser page", go all out. Your site would be 100% better if you just did a little work on it. keep up the effort, thanks. drew (p.s) does Vasser have Millie's name on the back of his fiddle???
drew marteni <>
lexington, ky USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 09:20:54 (EDT)
Hey Vasser & Midge: It was great to see you with The Blotter Boys on May 7th! Rev. Mosier was honored to play in the second set... what a jam!! We already have tickets to the Tabernacle show the 20th. And Midge, I was honored with the brief duty backstage after the show to look after his fiddle while he went to relieve himself of several cups of coffee! So, Thanks, & take care. Al Maxwell
Al Maxwell <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 03:25:40 (EDT)
Hi, Hope to see you at some of your bookings in Florida.I enjoyed your web page and will keep a eye out where I can see and her you. Bye for now.Don't know if you remember me. I'm Ernest and Mary Peterson's youngest son, the one they called Mud. My wife's name is Olga and we share the above E-mail address. Bye for not.
Morris Peterson <>
Titusville, Fl USA - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 19:47:09 (EDT)
Happy birthday, albeit late. On Feb. 5, Jim fell in Panama City while visiting his mother and broke his hip and wrist, right side. He is still there in out-patient therapy. We have noticed from your calendar that you are really busy. Sure hope to visit with you again sometime. I noted that you are going to be playing in Somerset, KY. My grandmother was born there, but moved to Texas when she got married in 1912. Have you talked to Bryan recently? You know they are in New Jersey now. Take care. Liz Vause
Liz & Jim Vause <>
The Woodlands, TX USA - Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 19:45:39 (EDT)
Mark Harris (the count) said hello. I'm a good friend of his. In fact he just tried t call you and he said your were sleeping. I am a jazz vioinist myself and would like to meet you. My dad and I are big fans of yours.
george mason <>
ocean springs, ms USA - Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 16:04:26 (EDT)
Hey Vassar: I'm with some of your friends tonight, and I want to put you in catagory "3 plus" w/ your fiddle. From Ole Dallas, your lifelong friend!
Dallas Burell
Atlanta, Ga USA - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 02:18:18 (EDT)
Hey Vassar, I love your music. And I would really like to see you live. I hope that you can make it out to california sometime soon, you'd receive an enormous welcome. regardless of where, I'll see you soon, Jeff Landes
Jeff Landes <>
La Jolla, CA USA - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 22:51:58 (EDT)
I wish I could play like you do.
Robert McNairy
Albany, NY USA - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 15:49:01 (EDT)
Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Vaaasssssarrr, Happy birthday tooooo youuuu!! Just wanted to drop in and sing you a song. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and hope you have many more to go. You and your family mean so much to me and my family. I love you very much!!
Kayla McGlocklin
You know were, USA - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 21:00:44 (EDT)
Vassar I had the pleasure of seeing you this past weekend at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and all I can say is WHAT A SHOW. I hope you enjoyed it as much as those of us watching did. I also had the pleasure of talking with with Your daughter Midge yesterday when I ordered one of you CD's and have to say that she is a lovely woman. Well just wanted to say hi and thank you for an unforgetable show in Troy. My best to you and Midge Michael
Michael Boyle <>
Goshen, NY USA - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 15:20:58 (EDT)
Good Morning! Shari and I just want to wish you a happy birthday and hope that all is going well...
Gary S. Hamlin <>
Hermitage, Tn USA - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 09:38:47 (EDT)
Mr.Vassar you have made music that has no boundries,and your notes have touched so many ears and I am happy to say I have two of them.I read you are teamed up with PEDAL STEEL GUITAR wizard Mr.Buddy Cage,Buddy has played at my bar in N.J The Underpass,and I would love to have you both come in and play.My name is Joe Beets,Buddy knows me and our place and he will tell you The Underpass is bar that will welcome you or any music maker,with open arms.I know you must be busy but if you could just ask Buddy about The Underpass I think he will toss around the idea of you guys playing here.Say HIGH to Buddy and keep on FIDDLEING>>>Joe Beets
Joe Beets <>
Paterson, N.J USA - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 01:05:05 (EDT)
Vassar, Just want you to know your family away from home wishes you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We want you to know we love you and miss you a bunch. With all our love and prayers on your birthday, and hope to see you soon Tye, Glenda, Bunn and Carnell Bass
Tye Bass <>
Okeechobee, Fl USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 20:53:13 (EDT)
Happy birthday, Vassar! Hope you'll be returning to Gathering on the Mountain again this year. It was wonderful to meet you there last year, & a joy to see you play again: I hadn't had the opportunity since Old & In the Way in Providence.
Dianne Graeber <tidi@icinet>
Rehoboth, MA USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 17:05:23 (EDT)
Vassar, Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day! Looking forward to seeing you in August. Regards, Mike Kropp
Mike Kropp <>
Richmond, RI USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 10:53:21 (EDT)
Happy B-day Vassar, I'm just 2 days and a few years behing ya. Hope to see ya soon. Best always Pete (keyboard player for Ripple)
Pete Nardone <Keeeman>
New City, NY USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 09:47:47 (EDT)
Hey, man! Happy birthday to you! It's so good to live in this time because you are around! Sending good wishes to you and looking forward to hanging out at Fiddle Camp in June. Can't wait for you to hear the whole record. Love, Darol
Darol Anger <>
CA USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 00:12:49 (EDT)
A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU KID from all us way up in the great white north, eh? Hope you had a great day. We're sure looking forward to seeing you in October. By the way you share a birthday with Susan's dad. Micah sends his love too. Later...
Gary, Susan, & Micah Snow <>
Creston, BC Canada - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 00:09:00 (EDT)
Hello brother Vassar, Happy 91st birthday! Boy, I didn't know you were that old! You don't look a day over 85. I do want to know your secret, how have you kept your hair lookng so young glossy? Let me know will you? I owe you one birthday breakfast, lunch, or suppper which ever we can get together for. I love you and happy birthday. Your friend and brother, James
James Cossey <>
Manchester, TN USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 23:01:42 (EDT)
Dear Vassar, Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! Take care and know that I love you. Jackie
Jackie Garrett <>
Athens, Ga. USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 16:02:55 (EDT)
PAPA: Today you're 71 years young....WOW!! If MOM were here, she would wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY & say age is just a number & hers was unlisted but your's isn't. I've been trying to tell as many people as I can that you're really 81!! Not working. Kidding aside, when you & MOM married 35 years ago I can truly say you still have the WARMTH OF KINDNESS, PATIENCE & HUMOR you had then. I can't even begin to say how many times in all those years I've heard you say DAD-BIME-IT! Since MOM's death it's been rough for us & today I reflect on MEMORIES of past BIRTHDAYS & CARDS... I'm so very thankful & proud of you. Because I care & LOVE you so much, I wish & pray that you have many more BIRTHDAYS to follow as well as GOOD HEALTH we sometimes take for granted. Happy Birthday to my "PAPA" & don't try & eat your "SNOWBALL CAKE" in one sitting!!!! Lots of Love, MIDGE
Midge Cranor
Goodlettsville, TN USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 15:18:33 (EDT)
Happy 71st Birthday, Vassar, and many more happy, healthy years ahead. Hope you enjoy your August dates with Northern guys really smoke when you get together. I hope to get you to Albuquerque, haven't seen you for much too long. Tell Midge it's been a pleasure getting to know her, she is a real delight, and she's working so hard to keep things operating smoothly. Keep fiddlin' and making folks happy. You are a true American treasure.
Linda Bolton <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 14:59:25 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Papa! I was just wondering...are you planning on eating 12 bags of chicken wings this year? :-) If not, I'll bring them to the festival. Midge, you bring the cake. Have a terrific day. Lots of Love, Sheri
Sheri Margrave <>
Vassar says he never can find me, FL USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 08:27:32 (EDT)
Happy Birthday to the world's greatest fiddle player and a "Great Father-In_Law". Keep your fingers nimble and rosin on your bow and keep on making your fantastic music. I still don't understand how you can do the fast runs, if I tried it my finger joints would fall apart. Best Wishes on your 71st Birthday!! Your admiring Son-In-Law. With Love, George
George Cranor <>
Goodlettsville, TN USA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 20:37:53 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Vassar!
Christian and Laura <>
Dunedin, FL USA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 17:39:37 (EDT)
Dear Vassar, I know Katie & I are a shade early on wishing you this Birthday greeting.............but I know how many others want to do the same so I am getting our greeting to you a bit early. I hope that you are well & we have missed you as of late. I certainly do look forward to seeing you with the Blotter Band in the next couple of weeks. It has been too long. In any sense tell Midge hey & George. Katie & I look forward to seeing you soon. Love, Boyd & Katie "BLOTTERETTES"
Boyd Albritton <>
mooresville, nc USA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 00:06:46 (EDT)
Hey Vassar - Happy birthday, you young guy. Congrats on reaching 71. Can't wait for our little mini-tour in August. Hope you're staying healthy, and that the music is keeping you inspired and fulfilled. All the best for lots more years. Taylor
Taylor Armerding <>
Andover, MA USA - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 11:00:14 (EDT)
Enjoyed your playing very much in Hickory, NC last fall. Thanks for taking time for an autograph. Look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
Eddie & Bonnie <>
Duluth, GA USA - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 23:10:00 (EDT)
vassar, you've been like a second father to me! Happy 71 birthday Daddy-o.
Ken Frank <>
U.S.R, nj USA - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 21:30:57 (EDT)
I really don't know what I'm doing on this site but since I'm here I just want to say hello!
Patricia de Bruijn <>
Antwerp, Belgium - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 07:59:26 (EDT)
vassar, lowell denman was my father in law,,,he passed away several months ago.his wife is selling his lions head fiddle,,i think you have played it.if you are interested or know of anyone please e-mail me ...thank you cindy
cindy denman <>
crawfordsville, in USA - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 20:46:22 (EDT)
I like hillbilly, i like rockabilly but most of all I like the name Clements - was just searching for family tree connections and came across this site. nice one.
Celia Jarman-Clements <>
england / swtzerland - Friday, April 16, 1999 at 13:32:56 (EDT)
Sure was good to see ya'll at Suwannee. Thanks to Midge, as I now have received that photo from Jerry of the fiddle seminar group. I appreciate it! Dallas Burrell is teaching me lots & it's been fun to have him over to play. And Midge, if you find those old T-shirts, let me know. Al Maxwell
ATLANTA, GA USA - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 03:50:49 (EDT)
My favorite album is Superbow.
Bekka <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 15:56:21 (EDT)
Vassar, Simply put, You're the best. Got turned on with the first old & in the way, and haven't been the same since. I have a spirited 8 year old son who can't sit still for a minute. He has heard you three times at Live Oak and each time, he is your captive audience. Look forward to many more.
Kent Kutscher <>
Sarasota, Fl USA - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 03:17:26 (EDT)
My compliments on a very nice web site. Any words of advise and direction for a bass player who would love to accompany you in whatever venue you'd desire? Thanks for your time. K Stumberg
Kirk Stumberg <>
Sherman, TX USA - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 11:32:05 (EDT)
Hi Vasser, We first met years ago, maybe 23 years ago at a Folk Fest at Widner College near Philadelphia. I had a Lions Head fiddle, and we exchanged fiddles for a while in a Jam session. I've met you several other times since then, but not had much time to talk... Just checking to see if there are any changes on your web site. It looks great, and I enjoyed reading some of these guest book entrys and thought I'd add one myself... Keep up the good work.
Ted The Fiddler <>
Spring City, PA USA - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 10:08:29 (EDT)
Dear Vassar, Thanks so much for talking to me at the Suwannee Spring Fest. I'm the harmonica player that sat in on the workshop and also played alittle with Brian of Stains of Grass. I have no E-Mail as of yet, but will soon. If you ever need a good Harmonica Player don't hesitate to call. Some People say i'm your counter-part on harmonica. 407-365-8665
OVIEDO, FL USA - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 10:39:09 (EDT)
Vassar, just saw you for the first time at the Sheldon in St. Louis with the Flying Mules. The show was wonderful and I can't wait to see you in concert again. I have just ordered your CD with Stephane Grappelli as birthday present for my girlfriend. I know it will be a big suprise for her. Thanks
Vince Audrain <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 14:28:25 (EDT)
Hey everyone! Vassar, I love your website. It looks great. Hey Midge, I now can E-mail you guys. Tell George we've got to get together play soon. I'm sure he's probably got a new "axe". I really liked that "Steve Wariner" model he had. I wished I could have traded him out of it... fer sure. I guess I'll always stick with STRATS. I really appreciate you and George coming down and going to listen to our band play. It's just a little different music than what you're use to hearing, but it's classic. I really like R & B and Blues, and of course that good ole' Soul and Rock & Roll. When you were dancing at Redstone Arsenal to "Land of a 1000 Dances", it really brought back some good old memories for me when I use to come to Nashville and spend those summers with you all. I thought that was great! Tell Vassar we are thinking about him and wish him well. I knows he stays awfully busy. We're looking forward to all of you very soon. George just E-mailed me directions to your house in Nashville. We'll come to see ya'll soon. Again, take care and Midge, I love you "MEDAPIG", aka FBI lady (ha!). Britt
Britt, Janice, Chad, Jon, & Josh Hendon <>
Athens, Al USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 23:27:02 (EST)
Dear Midge I hope you see this. Had a virus on computer and lost all address. Have big news for you and Vassar. Maybe you can tell from the way I signed my name. Yes we went and just did it, but we are planning on having a reception/formal type ceremony later in the spring and I hope Vassar and you will not be busy, even if Vassar is, I still would like you to be here. Let me hear from you soon. Take care and I will give you all the details of everything when I get your e-amil address.
Kim Sharp now Campbell <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 12:38:32 (EST)
dear Vassar, my name is Robert Dunn,i'm 26 years old, i play a little mandolin(taking lessons from Roland),and i aspire to one day be able to play the fiddle. I really enjoy your playing. i recentlly bought a couple "old and in the way" cd's and i am truely amazed at the mesmerizing sound that is coming out of your fiddle. you seem to keep that perfect stream of notes coming out of your fiddle to keep the the entire show full of energy. All i can say is keep on trucking!!! you have definitely given me high goals to shoot for, but what's life without a little challenge? If our paths never cross hear on satan's planet, i'll see you at the pearlly gates with my mandolin over my shoulder. hope to see ya sooner than heaven robert
Robert Dunn <>
Pegram, tn USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 02:08:55 (EST)
Hi Vassar-a voice from your mis-spent youth. I used to be the Mandolinist for the New Deal String Band, and we used to have great fun playing all night long-them were the days. We're running a guitar shop in Punta Gorda Florida. If you're ever in the neighborhood, don't get no motel room! Glad you're doing well.
Frank Greathouse (Medicine Man) <>
Punta Gorda , Fl USA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 16:23:10 (EST)
Hey Vassar, I may be slow but I'm not fast!! Haha!!
Jerry McGlocklin <>
You know where : ), USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 21:46:48 (EST)
Hey Vassar!! Just thought I would drop you a note. I love the web page you got here. Daddy is growing into those little boots quite well (haha!!) Well, see you this Thursday Lord willin. I love you!!
Kayla McGlocklin <>
USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 23:21:24 (EST)
Hi Vassar, We met in Athens, AL in '96. I really enjoyed "Vassar's Jazz". Hope to see you soon.
Dan Bell
Cleveland, ms USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 10:07:09 (EST)
remember me,the "shamrocker"????You were great at the show in Savannah(I ran sound at the first funk all-stars show)....have you had a chance to play on my tune at to hear from you ......Jevon Daly(sorry it took so long to email)
Jevon{almost as weird as Vassar} <dalyplnet>
HHI, SC USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 14:33:11 (EST)
Dear Vassar, Thanks so much for O&ITW. Just saw the David Grisman Quintet last weekend. Looking forward to the festival this summer, in Upstate N.Y. Thanks again! -Jonathan
Jonathan VanderMey <JonVM99 @>
Berkeley Hts., NJ USA - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 19:00:44 (EST)
Hi Vassar! We met years ago thru amutual friend Dallas Burrell and again at the Randy Howard gig in Atlanta You are not only my hero but an inspiration to all fiddlers everywhere I hope to see you in Ga again soon.Bob Simon
Bob Simon <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 11:34:16 (EST)
Vassar: it was wonderful to see and hear you in Nashville recently. I was thrilled that my daughter Lizzy (Plotkin) finally got to meet her dad's all- time hero. I hope we can all get together soon so you can hear her play and of course so we can hear you! I was glad to meet Midge and it looks like your daughter is taking very good care of you! I know Millie (and Steve) would be proud. You look great and your fiddle playing was, as always, the finest! Watching Lizzy watch your bow flow so effortlessly was a trip! Take care and be in touch!
Lori Adelson <lmadelson@home,com>
Nashville, TN USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 02:00:40 (EST)
Hey there! Want everyone to know what a pleasure it was travelin' with Vassar! Hope to do it again soon!
USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 00:06:57 (EST)
Was curious to see if this message would make it to the guestbook! Hopefully, it will. For I feel most First graders could do it.. PAPA I'm proud of you!!!
Goodlettsville, TN USA - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 21:58:14 (EST)
I had the great honor of meeting you at Tramps in New York City, thanx to my friend T Lavitz. I'm the guy who went to Starbucks for you. You have a great web site! Live long/Be well!
Mitchell Cohen <>
Avenel, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 18:17:03 (EST)
great fiddlin at ziggys
USA - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 17:00:54 (EST)
Vassar, I'm so excited - I just bought one of everything in the catalog! Can't wait to hear/see it all. See you on Friday at Tramps. Love. (P.S. - I sent you a letter but it was returned, so I'm sending it in with my order)
Ann Evans <>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 22:02:43 (EST)
I have been a fan of your music for a long, long time.
Chad Corley <>
Peterborough, Ont Canada - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 11:55:36 (EST)
Looking forward to the Jalapeno gigs upcoming here in VT
Phil Fernandez <>
Rutland, VT USA - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 11:36:22 (EST)
We were here. It's February the 24th, 9:30 pm. Vassar, Dufflyn, Judy. Love.
Dufflyn Lammers <>
Savannah, GA USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 21:22:34 (EST)
Hey Vassar, Been following you since I saw you with your first show with Old and In The Way in Boston. My wife are looking forward to what has got to be a great evening on April 24 at Troy Savings with you, Mark O'Connor and the grandaddy of fiddle jazz, Claude Williams. See you there!
Bob Luhmann <>
Chatham, NY USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 22:24:48 (EST)
Vassasr, Hope ya made it home to Midge, Blotter Boy Boyd........peace!
boyd albritton <floydvox>
mooresville, nc USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 15:28:30 (EST)
Vassar, I have been a fan for many years, I met you at the fiddlers convention in Athens AL Oct. 97, A pleasure to finally meet you. Barry
Barry Waldrep <>
Birmingham, AL USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 00:30:58 (EST)
Howdy Vassar, I'm a big fan of yours, and love your Hillbilly Jazz. Keep making those albums!
Barbara Ann Barnett <>
Menlo Park, CA USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 18:48:34 (EST)
Vassar & Midge, Midge, I talked to you a month or so ago about Vassar coming back home to Montana for some dates. Looks like maybe Sept would be when they would happen. Get back to me & if it's a good time for you we'll get to work on them. Looks like we could swing maybe 4. We could do them as a four piece like we used to or with our 9 piece swing band Big Swing. We could do dates as both as well since Dave Griffith, Frank Chiaverini, & I would be involved in both bands. We get asked a lot when you're coming back up so let's do it. I'll send you a tape of Big Swing ASAP & anouther great R&B band Dave & I are playing with. Talk to you soon. Micah & Susan send their love. Bob Overand says hi too. Talk to you soon.
Gary Snow <>
Creston, BC Canada - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 19:34:05 (EST)
Vassar, I am so looking forward to the Live Oak show. Saw you there last year with O&ITW and Bela, that was FANTASTIC! Thanks for the music!
NPR, FL USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 14:26:15 (EST)
robert hagerman
ANDERSON, IN USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 15:27:08 (CST)
Hi Uncle Vassar. We miss you up here, come and spend some time with us. You would be able to see our new pups. Love Micah
Susan, Gary, and Micah <>
Creston, BC Canada - Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 13:48:12 (CST)
HEY VASSAR, Been listening to your fiddle for many years,trying to come up with a distinctive sound for the mandolin as u have 4 the fiddle, a couple of notes and we know whos playing. where did your 1st name come from and do u really read this shit?
marv griffin <>
zirconia, nc USA - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 08:13:31 (CST)
I am looking for a copy of Dickey Betts' "Highway Call" on CD. Please e-mail me with any info. Thanks.
Mike Bilslend <>
Sacramento, CA USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 21:36:54 (CST)
Vassar we would love to have you perform at the Hexfest, an annual festival now in its 7th year in the mountains of Pennsylvania.
Steve Walker <>
Barto, PA USA - Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 20:39:26 (CST)
Im a fiddle player from Ky. And I have to say that your my greatest influence. I try to play what I feel and thats the best way I feel. Vassar thanks for showin us all the right way.
Michal Hall <Mike624>
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 17:54:46 (CST)
I've been jammin with you and Mark O'Connor on Summertime (Mark's Heroes Album) and love your playin. You really inspire me to practice and learn more every day. Thanks Vassar. Carol
Carol <>
Cashmere, Wa USA - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 17:04:45 (CST)
Dear Midge, George, and Vassar, Enjoyed being up at Jerry & Joyce McGlocklins on New Years. As always Vassar, I enjoyed getting to play some mandolin with you and Jake. You, Benny Martin, Buddy Spicher, and Jerry McGlocklin are my all time favorites. You have a heart of gold to play with people of any caliber of talent and you always make them sound good. Cindy and I truly missed Millie at Jerry and Joyces. We love you dearly. Hopefully you or Midge can E-mail us back.
Rick and Cindy Harkness <>
Fayette, AL USA - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 20:14:12 (CST)