The Grandfather of of Philadelphia Folk Music, Dean of America folk DJs, Emcee of the Philadelphia Folk Festival… our Gene, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 from complications surrounding COVID-19.
Gene’s family appreciates the outpouring of love and support at this incredibly difficult time, so please continue to share your love, and to keep Gene and his family in your thoughts and prayers and consider supporting the GoFundMe in support of Gene: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gene-shay-recovery-fund
Please join us in sharing your favorite photos, memories, and ESPECIALLY Gene jokes in the comments on our Facebook page so that we can “be together” and celebrate Gene.
“Gene Shay signing off. Have a great festival! Thank you listening to the stuff we do and paying attention to us all these years, and for being a big fan! Hey we need you guys and we always will. Thanks.” – Gene Shay from the Foreward of Smiling Banjo.