Bill Keith 1939-2015: Photos

By Kevin Lynch

Bill Keith, Wynn Fay, Jim Rooney
I think I took it at the Don Stover Benefit Concert in Somerville, MA (Somerville Theater, 1995).
Nonetheless, 3 guys who were longtime friends and enjoying their brief reunion.

By Ron Petronko

Tex Logan's birthday party for Bill Monroe, 1971
L to R: Bill Keith, Joe Stuart (partially hidden), Tex Logan, Marc Horowitz,
Bill Monroe, Doug Hutchens, David Grisman

From Marc Horowitz

Metro Banjo 2010
Standing (L to R): Alan Kaufman, Henry Sapoznik, Ben Freed
Seated (L to R): Marc Horowitz, Eric Weissberg, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka

Marc Horowitz, Bill Keith
Marc says: Dig the HUGE aviators and the crazed grin; probably because I was
touring with Bill and Jim Rooney, playing mandolin... sometime in the late 80s.

Photo by Jeannie Meyers

By Jimmy Hayes

Car is a 1931 Ford Deluxe Roadster converted to a period correct 1950s Hot Rod with a Flathead V8
by a good friend of mine. I had asked Bill a few times if he wanted to drive it and he said no, but a
ride would be fun. On my second or third visit with the car he finally said ok. He drove it a bit
around Woodstock back roads and we ended up at Eric Weissberg's house for a short visit, which
was a surprise for me. The car is fun on its own, but with Bill at the wheel it went to a different
level for me, and is something I will never forget. I got the feeling Bill was having lots of fun
and know I was. I am pretty sure that it was less than a year before he left us.

  From Me

Zach Ovington, Lincoln Meyers, Eric Weissberg, Wendy Cody, Bill Keith, Rushad Eggleston,
Ron Cody and Ryan Cavanaugh at The Barn at Rocky Top, 2014


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Updated February 9, 2017