We are heartbroken. Our dear friend Joe Dobbs has passed away just weeks after his 81st birthday.

Some some of us have known Joe for well over half our lives -- Joe was one of the three of us who founded The Flood more than 40 years -- and we are still a bit in shock, you'll understand.

Joe, we don't know where we go from here without you, except that we know that we really *won't* be going on without you. You'll live in our hearts and minds as long as we live. You enriched our lives and times, and we will miss you. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Inside Appalachia Features Joe

West Virginia Public Radio's "Inside Appalachia" recently paid tribute to Joe with a special hour, featuring many musicians, along with an edition of Joe's classic "Music from the Mountains" radio show. The link is below.