I am informed by my friend Betty Vornbrock that the great Kentucky fiddler J.P. Fraley died on February 17 last. For a beginning, see:
J.P. inspired many fiddlers and musicians generally, and was a model for living generously and with kindness and consideration. Among those he touched were the late John Hartford, who played and recorded many of J. P.'s tunes. There are also very good recordings of J. P. himself.