Actually, according to Wikipedia, Bob Carlin is still alive and pickin':
Originally Posted by mjblazin
Bob Carlin (b. March 17, 1953 in New York City) is an American old-time banjo player and singer.No word in the article on whether Bob Carlin ever did a performance of the Seven Dirty Chords, but since he's playing the banjo, it's almost certain.
Carlin performs primarily in the clawhammer style of banjo. He has toured the United States, Canada, and Europe performing on various historical banjos (including gourd banjos), and has explored the African roots of the banjo by working with the Malian musician Cheick Hamala Diabate and the elder African American fiddler Joe Thompson. He is also one of the few musicians skilled in the performance of minstrel-style banjo songs of the mid-1800s.