Pan performs on spoons at the 2009 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
John Logan, known to his friends by the single name Pan, has moved to Fountain, Colorado. He previously lived on his boat moored at the Docktown Marina in Redwood City.
Pan is a longtime Northern California Bluegrass Society Board of Directors member and volunteer. He has been a key volunteer at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in many capacities, from facilities construction to program and t-shirt design. He also helped with Bluegrass On Broadway, the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, the Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival, the Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, and the CBA Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival. He also helped staff the NCBS Information Booth, produce the award plaques for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards, and with Bluegrass By The Bay magazine.
His unconventional bluegrass instrument of choice is the spoons, which he plays so well that he is a welcome guest with bands onstage and in bluegrass festival jams.
Pan (right) with NCBS bluegrass friends.
The NCBS Board Of Directors has named him an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Society and has introduced him to his new bluegrass friends with a gift membership in the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society.
He also worked with disabled and troubled youth and helped beautify Docktown’s landscaping. He had a long and colorful career as a commercial fisherman, in the shipyards, and as a community theater director on both Canadian coasts. He was the spoon-playing member of the popular Newfoundland folk rock band Ziggyduff. He is a graduate of Menlo College.
He is a native of Portola, CA. He will join his daughter Helen Walsh in Fountain.
- Pan (left) hard at work at the 2012 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.