Theres sad news today about the founder of the Mountain Home Music series. Karen James, Interim Director of Mountain Home Music emailed to say that Joe Shannon, who started Mountain Home Music 20 years ago in Boone, passed away this morning after a lengthy illness. He moved to Florida in March to spend his final days with his family. Her email reports that here will be a memorial service in Florida in about 2 weeks and a Celebration of Life coordinated by Cynthia Banks, rector of St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Boone in the future. More to come as plans are finalized.