Seminars and Projects
GUESTBOOK ARCHIVE 2009
These are the guestbook entries for 2009.
I recently became a fan of blue grass music and just purchased "Will The Circle be Unbroken". The music on these two CDs is absolutely amazing; especially the fiddle playing. Prior to listening to this CD, I never knew of Vassar Clements. I'm sorry to learn that he passed away and disappointed that it took me this long to hear him play his fiddle.
Paul F. Passeri <>
Danvers, MA USA - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 14:16:39 (EDT)
I thought about you on your birthday. Your music will continue to live on, as does your spirit.
St. Louis, MO USA - Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 16:41:09 (EDT)
Happy birthday, my dear friend. I will never forget you and what your music did to me.
Dianne Nichols <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Monday, April 27, 2009 at 12:57:26 (EDT)
Hope you are doing well. I'm desparately looking for a copy of the Vassar Clements/Dave Holland/Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush CD. It's apparently out of print, and I'm hoping you still have some copies. Please let me know when you can. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Arm, MD USA - Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 11:26:11 (EDT)
I saw you play in Boone, NC with Hot Tuna in the late 90's! It was a real treat! Thank you!!!!
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 16:07:09 (EDT)
I've always loved the pure, beautiful sound of Vassar's violin. He will always be a part of my memories!
Madison, WI USA - Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 04:56:33 (EDT)
Hope you are doing well after your surgery.
Have fond memories of your dad.Sorry to hear of his passing. Back in about 1981 he came to Bend, OR & played at the Woolen Mill. Our son Tony(age 5) had just been on the TV show "That's Incredible" & was invited to play with Vassar. He played The Orange Blossem Special.Vassar got asked to play it later in the show & he wouldn't play it. He invited us out into his bus after the show & the two of them exchanged pics'.
Such a great guy. You must be so proud of his accomplishments.
Tony has grown up now.Married & the father of 2 young sons & has gone on to Med. school to become an anestheologist at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX. Still plays a beautiful fiddle.
Best of health to you.
Winona & Bill Spatz
Winona Spatz <>
Hollister, MO USA - Thursday, April 02, 2009 at 21:56:34 (EDT)
I love listening to this GREAT fiddle player!!!!!! He ia 1 in a million!!
Leigh Chapin <>
Russellville, AL USA - Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 17:11:01 (EDT)
I had the pleasure of meeting Vassar in the mid-90's at Grant Street Dance Hall in Lafayette,Louisiana. He had come in early and alone for a sound check.I was the only one in the place other than the bartender.I approached Vassar and introduced myself.He was very friendly and even let me play on vassillie a little after I told him I was a fiddle player.I acquired a copy of a Duffioprugcar and the letters embosed on the side as I understand translate to "I once led a meager life in the forest but now live a rich life through music" I will miss Vassar.
Rick DuCharme <>
Carencro, La USA - Friday, March 27, 2009 at 11:55:21 (EDT)
The best I ever heard loved listening to him and old Doc Watson together, though I really loved to listen to him by himself, those two together was just unbeleivable. Shure do miss him as many others I'm sure but his music will live on forever in my heart. Sure am glad to find this site so I could give my regards to his family and friends.
Rick McKay <>
Patriot, Indiana USA - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 19:09:30 (EDT)
As an Irish fiddle player i looked for ways to expand my boundaries,when i came upon Vassar they were blown away,the sweetest and truest music i have ever heard,Thank you
Paul Fay <>
Dublin, Ireland - Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 18:21:06 (EDT)
It was great to hear all the work that Vassar was associated with. I became a fan in 1973 when I heard the John Hartford Aeroplane album and then Old and in the Way. Vassar was the best...RIP.
David Melick <>
Doylestown, PA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 15:42:02 (EDT)
Hi..I first heard of Vassar when I bought Aeroplane back in rhe seventies..Have long been a fan of the greatest fiddle player of all time..His magic weaved a sound easily distinct from other players..I will miss him and John (Hartford) both..Peace...Mike
Mike Twigg <>
Foxboro, Ont Canada - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:28:28 (EDT)
You have my deepest condolences. He was a great man and a great musician.
Joe Burns <>
Bloomfield, NJ USA - Friday, March 13, 2009 at 21:45:25 (EDT)
Vassar Clements, an incredible talent that I have enjoyed for years! I listen to some of his music real often that I bought a few months ago on I-Tunes.
Pete Tynes <>
Raymond, MS USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 02:46:07 (EST)
Vassar was probably the greatest fiddle player. It was a pleasure and a privelege to have heard him play.
Bob Griffin <>
Dalkey, Ireland - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 14:14:48 (EST)
I was just looking for some Old and in the Way tunes and thought how wonderful it would be to take my young fiddle playing son to see/hear Vassar play sometime. I was really sad to learn that he has passed on. We'll just have to cherish that sweet fiddlin a little more on CD.
Nate Garrelts <>
Loweel, MI USA - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:49:38 (EST)
Midge. We miss him terribly and think of him often. I have placed Vassar on our Memory Wall on our cancer website www.wewonthebattle.com
I wish he could have been there as a testament to his survival. Hope you are doing well.
Gary, Susan & Micah Snow <>
Creston, B.C. Canada - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 12:39:02 (EST)
A legend to be missed!
Jaylin Thorne <>
Auburn, AL USA - Monday, January 26, 2009 at 12:19:57 (EST)
I am still missing you too Vassar. You graced my life with your presence and you taught me so much.
USA - Monday, January 19, 2009 at 10:56:58 (EST)
I MISS YOU VASSAR ...
IKE STUBBLEFIELD <>
NORCROSS, GA USA - Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 16:16:32 (EST)
It has been three years and the sound of Vassar's playing still echoes through my life. What a gift he had, not just for music, but for people! A kind and gentle man; a man of God and a man of music. He is missed and always shall be, as long as his music is shared and loved! God bless and keep him, and give comfort to his family and friends!
Stan McPhail <>
Lawrenceville, Ga USA - Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 14:43:39 (EST)
I just got my old vinyl out - in process of converting to electronic files - found Richard Betts Highway Call from '74 with some great stuff from Vassar Clements. Glad there's a site to express my appreciation! Kurt
houston, TX USA - Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 21:31:19 (EST)