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Jun 5, 2018 - 6:42:01 PM
875 posts since 11/15/2009

Please refer to his Facebook page for updates...

Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters...

Prayers for Stacy and all affected.

Jun 5, 2018 - 6:47:14 PM

875 posts since 11/15/2009

Prayers for the guy who put on such a great fun show at Daryl's House Club in August 1026...

Also the guy who was part of Tex Logan's 85th Birthday...

Jun 5, 2018 - 7:14:15 PM

875 posts since 11/15/2009

Phil Zimmerman

7 mins · 

Shocked, stunned, heartbroken to share the news that Stacy passed tonight at 9:30. He was surrounded by his family and a medical staff that did everything they could for him. No information yet about a memorial service but will share that as it becomes available. Stacy was one in a million and touched the lives of so many people. "Goodbye, Old Pal…"

Jun 5, 2018 - 7:37:58 PM



582 posts since 2/26/2011

I’m so sad to hear this news. Stacy was a quality person and absolutely fearless on that dobro. I will miss him.

Jun 6, 2018 - 4:21:46 AM



56 posts since 10/24/2016

How very sad! Stacy was a great instructor, funny and insightful; I truly enjoyed his session at ResoSummit 2016. He will be missed.

Jun 6, 2018 - 6:20:51 AM

1633 posts since 8/3/2008
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Stacy was a complete player and consummate educator.

His sense of humor had to be experienced.

Here is an example.

I'll miss you my friend.



Jun 6, 2018 - 10:19:37 AM

84 posts since 1/6/2015

Godspeed, Stacy. Funny guy, great teacher, brilliant musician.

Jun 6, 2018 - 12:21:38 PM



863 posts since 6/13/2012

I learned a lot from him... what a great player....hope for the best so he can recover soon..

Jun 6, 2018 - 12:28:49 PM

1 posts since 9/10/2013

A giant of the instrument and a dedicated researcher and educator. His original composition, "The Last Rose of Autumn" will be played forever. RIP Stacy.

Jun 6, 2018 - 12:36:40 PM



25 posts since 5/15/2012

I was fortunate enough to have had several classes at ResoSummit taught by Stacy ("The ArchDuke of the Dobro"). I even had the privilege of helping him unload some things out of his car and carry them into the building. He was always pleasant...especially when he was demonstrating those perfect notes with forward and reverse slants. He was a hero of mine.  I'll miss him, too.

Edited by - tomt1 on 06/06/2018 12:37:48

Jun 6, 2018 - 4:31:53 PM

1641 posts since 7/27/2008

Just found out about Stacy. RIP

Jun 6, 2018 - 4:41:40 PM

875 posts since 11/15/2009

From Facebook, Event Nitification

A Celebration of The Life and Music of Stacy Phillips
Sunday June 10
12 pm

More Info and open mic sign up at

This Sunday, June 10, beginning at 1:00 p.m. three different parts of Stacy Phillips’ complex musical life will come together as we give the first of several memorials. This one will be at Café 9 in New Haven. There was never anything typical about Stacy Phillips and it turns out that is going to be true about him even after life. You see, Stacy isn’t having a funeral. Why? Because he donated his body to Yale Medical School. So, no funeral, we will do some of what Stacy would have wanted and probably not wanted!!

Stacy had scheduled a performance of his ever-changing cast of players known as Stacy Phillips and his Bluegrass Characters for this Sunday at Café 9. The Bluegrass Characters and Café 9 have graciously offered their performance time and space to all as a place where we can honor Stacy’s memory and remember him as musicians so often do: through words and music. 

Doors will open at 12:00, noon. 

Café 9 is located at 250 State Street in New Haven.

Since Stacy won’t be having a funeral, we are planning to begin the day at 1:00 p.m. with a short memorial service to comfort his family and other mourners. 

And then, from 1:30 we are celebrating his life and music

If you are interested in sharing a personal story or a song at this memorial, please see the information near the end of this email.

1:00-1:30 memorial service and family reminisces about Stacy led by Cantor Malachi Kanfer 

1:30 Nu Haven Kapelye 

2:30 Afro-Semitic Experience

3:30 (Stacy Phillips and) his Bluegrass Characters

4:30-6:00 Open mic: people or groups who wish to share a musical piece in Stacy’s memory are invited to participate. If you wish to be guaranteed a slot please sign up in advance by getting in touch with David Chevan at

Jun 7, 2018 - 8:13:14 AM

32 posts since 6/10/2011

Hopefully someone will film some of Sunday's events and maybe post them on YouTube?

Jun 7, 2018 - 5:03:22 PM

875 posts since 11/15/2009

Originally posted by lakeview

Hopefully someone will film some of Sunday's events and maybe post them on YouTube?

I was hoping the same thing, wishing I could be there to help with that.

Jun 9, 2018 - 7:37:35 AM
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14 posts since 10/5/2010

I'm going to be there. Cafe 9 is a small place and with the expected attendance it might be hard to get decent video but I'll try.

Jun 12, 2018 - 6:53:47 PM

875 posts since 11/15/2009

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:42:19 AM

603 posts since 8/8/2008

Thank you for posting this!

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:58:03 AM

735 posts since 9/23/2014

I have "the book " and the Homespun VHS by Stacy and both were and still are useful
Learned the basics of Foggy Mtn Rock and playing in open keys from the video

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:11:36 PM

rick b


146 posts since 9/3/2014

Originally posted by robbif

New Haven Independent

Stacy Phillips’ Life Celebrated In Song

This has been a really difficult week losing Stacy. We just played together (me on bass) 2 weeks ago and were scheduled to play this past Sunday. Instead we did a memorial concert as described in the article in that link. It was a beautiful day of stories, Stacy jokes, and music. Very fitting. He would have been proud and a bit embarrassed. Honestly, I'm devastated. Stacy has been a musical constant in my life for the last 20 years. Such a loss for our music community.  

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