Farewell, Joe

From Staff Reports (reporter@mountaintimes.com)

Article Published: May. 13 | Modified: May. 14
Farewell, Joe

Joe Shannon, pictured in March 2013, when he opened for Garrison Keillor at ASU's Holmes Convocation Center, has died. Shannon was the founder and host of Mountain Home Music, an ever-popular High Country music series that aimed to bring attention to the traditional and Americana music of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero

Joe Shannon, founder of the High Country’s Mountain Home Music concert series, has died.

According to MHM board member Karen James, Shannon succumbed to illness during the morning hours of Tuesday, May 13.

Shannon founded Mountain Home Music 20 years ago and resigned earlier this year, due to health issues. He’d moved to Florida in March to spend his final days with his family, James said.

A memorial service will be held two weeks from now in Florida, and a celebration of life, to be coordinated by Cynthia Banks of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, will be held in Boone in the near future.

See this week’s Mountain Times for the full story. For more information on Mountain Home Music, visit http://www.mountainhomemusic.com.

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