Bluegrass Pioneer L. E. White Dies at 74

Nashville, Tennessee, USA –  Fiddler and songwriter L.E. White
died September 7, 2004 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, of a heart attack.

White’s professional career began in the early 1950s, playing fiddle with
Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys band. He later worked with Wilma Lee & Stoney
Cooper; and for several years with Conway Twitty. He founded and managed
Twitty’s music publishing companies. As a songwriter, White achieved success. He recorded over 200 songs,
including the Grammy award winner "After The Fire Is Gone," recorded by
Twitty with Loretta Lynn.

In 2002 White was recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Museum for
belonging to the first generation of groundbreaking bluegrass musicians.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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