To the editor:
Tommy Flint died Feb. 6 in Nashville, Tenn. He lived on the Southside of Indianapolis for more than 25 years, playing music, teaching guitar and impacting a whole generation of musicians.
Flint, an outstanding guitar player, teacher, studio musician and author, performed with some of the world’s top musicians.
Considered a “country music pioneer” by the Grand Ole Opry, he was an oral historian in the Country Music Hall of Fame and a Kentucky Colonel, an honor bestowed upon citizens of the Bluegrass State.
His life has been remembered through articles, events and memorials in Nashville and throughout Kentucky ... but not in Indy where he spent most of his life.
His family resides here and has given me copies of articles written after his death, pictures, awards and copies of his published music books. We have third- and fourth-generation customers who still cherish getting their start in music from Flint.
A Tommy Flint day will be held Wednesday, May 10, at Arthur’s Music Store, 931 Shelby St., and his family will be here.