Franklin established The Bluegrass Center in Asheville in 1985. He was proud to carry on the tradition of the bluegrass Gospel jams and traditional bluegrass music jams held every Tuesday and Friday night in Asheville.
In recent years Franklin has been a prominent member of the Asheville, North Carolina, bluegrass music community. However, prior to that he taught bluegrass banjo and guitar, country guitar, and classical guitar at the Newton Music Conservatory in the Boston area.
Clyde Franklin, former proprietor of The Bluegrass Center in Asheville, NC, passed away on April 15, 2019, at home in Johnson City, Tennessee, after a long illness. He was 80 years old. Clyde Ray Franklin, Jr. was born in Somers, New York, on October 16, 1938. He was a […]