William “Smokey” Dacus / Rusty Kershaw / Homer “Pappy” Sherrill
R.I.P.: William “Smokey” Dacus, the original drummer for Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys, died October 9 in Rogers, Arkansas. He was 90….
Cajun musician Rusty Kershaw died October 23 in New Orleans after suffering a heart attack. Rusty and his more famous brother, Doug Kershaw, scored a big hit in 1961 with “Louisiana Man”. He was 63….
Old-time and bluegrass fiddler Homer “Pappy” Sherrill died November 30 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sherrill spent most of his career as a leader of the Hired Hands, along with the late banjoist Dewitt “Snuffy” Jenkins. He was 86.