Final Notes, Clyde Johnson

Joseph Clyde Johnson, 76, of Ararat, Virginia, passed away on July 27. Clyde was a well-respected musician, playing with the Slate Mountain Ramblers and the Foothills Band, and for 47 years he was the beloved emcee for WPAQ’s popular Saturday old-time , bluegrass, and gospel show the “Merry-Go-Round.” He will also be greatly missed at the Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention where he had served as emcee for many years, and where he was fond of closing a show with these words, “Don’t worry too awful much about nothing because nothing ain’t never gonna be alright nohow.”


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