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Subject: goodbye old friend


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Richard Ferreira
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Date Posted: 07:05:48 01/15/02 Tue

Dick Fegy
Im from South Windsor, Connecticut about 5 miles from where Dick was from, (Manchester) but me being a few years younger, I missed knowing him then. We met in California around -85. He came recommended for a record I was doing out at the old Magnolia studio in N. Hollywood. I was quickly blown away. He didn't approach it as just another job. He dove into the songs, came up with brilliant, untypical parts and smart arrangments, playing guitar and mandolin lines that perfectly fit the song, supporting, yet making there own statements, flawlessly and effortlessly. It got to where i would look over and study his facial expressions to make sure things were going right.
He left a huge impression on me both as a musician and as a great guy, We became very good freinds, our Connecticut homeboy roots in common, and with Paul Marshall and John Lee we played & recorded together for several years. He never played less than 100% and was always a pleasure to be in company of. Though he was the bearer of this incredible talent he was the most humble and unassuming man i ever met. I would say "wow dick great solo" and he would just say, "great song", Dick helped me enormously during this time and i can never thank him enough. A great teacher and generous with his wide knowledge. He was very supportive and was a great booster of confidence and he made me a better musician. The 69 Martin D-18 I play to this day is a guitar that Dick found/chose for me. This guitar was strangely underpriced and i always suspected he may have shaved a few bucks off to make it affordable for me.
I left LA in -90 and came to Nashville Tn. where i now write this. Since then i have played with a lot of nashville cats who can stir the pot but i have seldom heard one who has what Dick had in spades. HEART! he is truely one of the greats and will be dearly missed. My life is enriched and blessed having had the honor of calling this man my friend, Goodbye Dick my old friend.

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