Local Obituaries

November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

Obituary: Greg Townsend was a bluegrass master

For musicians who wanted to learn the finer points of flat-picking or mandolin strumming, Greg Townsend will be missed as one of Sacramento’s go-to teachers. The acclaimed bluegrass musician and instructor at The Fifth String died Monday from heart failure, said John Green, owner of The Fifth String and a longtime friend of Mr. Townsend.

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