Final Notes, George Chudacoff

Northwest musician George Chudacoff passed away early Monday morning on August 25, 2008, at his home in Vancouver, Washington. George was well known and highly respected, especially in the bluegrass and flat-picking circles of the Portland/Vancouver area. He taught guitar, banjo, and mandolin throughout the Northwest and at the annual Puget Sound Guitar Workshop.

George was 59 years old and had battled cancer for two and a half years. He outlived his prognosis by about a year and a half from the time he was diagnosed. 

George recorded a CD entitled Unfinished Business, which features talented musicians such as Carol Harley and Laura Quigley of Misty River, Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and others. The CD represents George’s thirty-year career of playing, recording, and teaching music in the Pacific Northwest.

The magazine Victory Music Review recently reviewed the highly praised CD, and it is available for purchase via CD Baby.

Even though the Northwest music community has lost a wonderful musician, his music will continue to live!

Jim Portillo


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