Paul Buskirk / Walter Heebner
Mandolinist Paul Buskirk, who played with Roy Acuff, Lefty Frizzell and Tex Ritter, died March 16 at age 78. A frequent collaborator with Willie Nelson, Buskirk co-wrote the classic “Night Life” and recorded one album, 1993’s The Nacogdoches Waltz….
Producer Walter Heebner, who worked on television’s “The Spade Cooley Show” from 1950-53, died February 10 at age 84. A music producer as well, Heebner worked with Roy Rogers and Frank Sinatra, but his greatest achievement was transferring, into analog, stereo classical piano rolls from the early 20th century.