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Gary and Maggie Bilby

Gary and the late Maggie Bilby have been fixtures at jams in Michigan and beyond. Maggie was a Wernick Method certified instructor and hosted jam camps in Michigan; Gary was beside her every step of the way. Maggie was always leading a hand, and made the pick earrings which so many bluegrass ladies in the …

Burke Cole

The late Burke Cole initiated and promoted the Marshall Bluegrass Festival at the Calhoun county Fairgrounds for many years. He also hosted picking parties at his home, and could be found jamming at festivals all over Michigan. Burke’s widow, Tina Cole and their sons accept his plaque from Ron Benton, Tim Jackson, Bill Warren and …