Vermont banjo and pedal steel player Gordon Stone has reportedly passed away.
He was a frequent collaborator with Phish, moe. and Strangefolk and he even taught Mike Gordon banjo at one point. He was a part of their official recordings of “Fast Enough for You” and “Poor Heart” with contributions on the pedal steel and banjo.
Twelve years ago when Sue and I got married it was the sound of his pedal steel before and after the ceremony. He was a long time friend and mentor. I will miss you, Gordon!
— Mike Gordon (@mike_gordon) July 12, 2020
Sad news. Our thoughts are with his friends, family and fans today…
Farewell Gordon Stone.
If I had a nickel for every evening I was delighted by his playing at Hunts on Main Street in Burlington, I’d be wealthy.
He elevated every group he played in. #btv #music
— David Beckett (@DavidBeckettVT) July 12, 2020
Just read that Gordon Stone passed away yesterday. RIP. Might spin 11/19/92 in his honor today
— posterdan™ (@posterdan) July 12, 2020
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