Final Notes, Theo Lissenberg

It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the passing of our friend Theo Lissenberg of Harlem, Holland. Theo passed away this last Thursday after a brave two year struggle with cancer. One of the foremost proponents of American folk music in Europe, his outstanding ability on any instrument he could lay a hand and his perfect lead and harmony singing with the bluegrass group Four Wheel Drive made him one of the finest performers in Europe. I’m sure Theo now plays in a heavenly string band with some of his musical heroes like Tommy Jarrell and John Hartford, but we are missing him here on earth as a good friend and wonderful musician. His death at an age of 54 arrived far too early. All our thoughts go to his wife Wenda and his son Arjen and daughter Hester.

Rest in peace, my friend Theo.

-Ulf Jagfors

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