Tony Williams

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   A local man known as a ‘bluegrass entrepreneur’ died Monday at the age of 70. Bluegrass Today reports that Tony Williams was a consistent figure at the annual IBMA World of Bluegrass convention, ran a company that created light-weight instrument cases and spent many years booking acts for small venues in Kentucky.

There’s a Bluegrass Benefit Friday night, November 1.  A life-threatening infection put Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass’s Tony Williams in Vanderbilt hospital for a month and a half.  Tony’s home and better now.   His award-winning guitarist and vocalist son Josh Williams dropped in on Music from the Front Porch with Mark Welch last Saturday to talk about the benefit.