Just heard from Ben Paley- that his father Tom Paley passed away last night (September 30, 2017) in Brighton, England.
Tom was a great friend to us, mentor, and the finest of the American traditional players of his generation.
Wilderness Road had long honored his name as both influence and friend.
He had played and sung with Woody Guthrie, Pete, Penny and Mike Seeger, Cisco Houston, Jack Elliott,
and many more and was at the heart of the first New Lost City Ramblers.
We remember him now as a vital part of the American folk instrumental and vocal Revival,
and as a master musician whose influence on and off- stage remains immense. New York Times ObituaryWikipedia
In memory of our dear brother and comrade SKIP WILLIAMSON.
May the voices in all those heads keep speaking truth to power - The Road Crew
Wilderness Road manager, brother, and friend, Raymond Ward, who kept us on the Road for many years has passed after a long illness.
A lifelong friend to all of us, and a man of great spirit and integrity - we mourn his passing.
We will miss his great heart and compassion - The Road Crew
Lou Henslee was our brother who authored "Mistletoe and Holly" and was an early member of the Road.