Posted by themusicsover on November 28, 2011
DOB Unknown – November 28, 2011
Tom Roady was a much respected drummer and percussionist who is perhaps best remembered for his recent work with Ricky Skaggs. Roady can be heard playing on Skaggs’ latest offering, A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume 2, and was gearing up to go out on tour with Skaggs. Throughout his long career, Roady played with the likes of Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez, Bob Seger, and Kenny Chesney. Earlier in his career, Roady was a session player at the storied Muscle Shoals studio, working for Jerry Wexler, and playing on tracks by Lynyrd Skynrd, James Brown, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, and many more. As reported by CMT, Tom Roady was 62 when he passed away in his sleep on November 28, 2011. Cause of death was reportedly attributed to heart problems, although he had been battling cancer.
Posted in Bluegrass, Country, Musician | Tagged: Bob Seger, Dixie Chicks, Etta James, Jerry Wexler, Joan Baez, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Ricky Skaggs, Tom Roady, Vince Gill, Wilson Pickett | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on February 3, 2011
DOB Unknown – February 3, 2011
Ron Baird was a talent agent and one-time head of Creative Artists Agency’s Nashville office. Baird joined the CAA team in 1991, opening their Nashville “office” in his garage. The current office is now served by a staff of more than 50. Over the years, Baird helped guide the careers of such country superstars as Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Reba McIntire, Martina McBride, and many more. Ron Baird died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on February 3, 2011. He was 60.
Thanks to Jon Grimson for the assist.
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Posted by themusicsover on June 25, 2010
October 10, 1950 – June 25, 2009
Tim Krekel was perhaps best known as part of Jimmy Buffett’s band for nearly ten years. Both on tour and on record, Krekel contributed to Buffett’s success, particularly on his Son Of A Son Of A Sailor. Over the years, Krekel also toured with Bo Diddley, the Eagles, and Delbert McClinton. As a songwriter, Krekel has been recorded by the likes of Canned Heat, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Crystal Gayle and Martina McBride. Tim Krekel died of cancer at the age of 58.
Posted in Country, Musician, Rock, Songwriter | Tagged: Alan Jackson, Bo Diddley, Canned Heat, Crystal Gayle, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride, Patty Loveless, The Eagles, Tim Krekel | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on May 9, 2010
November 7, 1948 – May 9, 2009
Stephen Bruton was a beloved Texas songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Born in Fort Worth, Bruton’s first big break came at age 22, when he was asked to play in Kris Kristofferson’s band. Since then, Bruton has been an entertainment jack of all trade. After many years as a sideman, Bruton stepped out to the front of the stage and became a headliner himself. As a respected songwriter, he’s written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride and many more. As a producer, he worked the board for such greats as Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Hal Ketchum and others. Bruton also engineered albums by the likes of Ziggy Marley, John Mellencamp and R.E.M. He even had some acting credits, appearing in such films as A Star Is Born, Miss Congeniality, and Heaven’s Gate. But it was his outstanding guitar work that might end up being his strongest legacy. Over the years, he’s been heartily invited to play on projects by Elvis Costello, Delbert McClinton, Carly Simon, Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, and many more. Bruton was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2007 and succumbed to it in Los Angeles where he was working on the soundtrack to the Jeff Bridges film, Crazy Heart.
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Posted in Americana, Engineer, Musician, Producer, Singer, Songwriter | Tagged: Alejandro Escovedo, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Delbert McClinton, Elvis Costello, Hal Ketchum, Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Ely, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Martina McBride, R.E.M., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Ziggy Marley | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on February 3, 2010
December 11, 1935 – February 3, 2009
Tom Brumley was an accomplished steel guitarist who played with two of California’s most beloved recording artists, Buck Owens and Rick Nelson. As part of Owens’ Buckaroos from 1963 to 1969, Brumley played on such landmark country records as “Act Naturally” and “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail.” By doing so, he helped popularize the so-called “Bakersfield Sound.” After leaving Owens, Brumley joined up with Nelson to record and perform for the better part of a decade. His playing was instrumental in the development of Nelson’s latter-day country rock sound. Over the course of his career, Brumley also played with the likes of Rod Stewart, Martina McBride, Waylon Jennings, and Reba McIntire. Tom Brumley passed away on February 3, 2009 as the result of an earlier heart attack. He was 73 years old.
Posted in Country, Musician | Tagged: Buck Owens, Martina McBride, Reba McIntire, Rick Nelson, Rod Stewart, The Buckaroos, Tom Brumley, Waylon Jennings | 1 Comment »