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Country-Folk Icon Spencer Moore Passes Away


The Boot is reporting that Spencer Moore has passed away at the age of 92 at his nursing home in Chilhowie, Virginia. He had known more than 600 folk songs by heart, which he would play on his century-old acoustic guitar in the Blue Mountains. He was still playing in local clubs until his passing. With his brother Joe, he performed in a Carter Family tent show.

The North Carolina native’s funeral service was held on June 7th. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, and he had tragically lost his infant son and wife previously.