RIP, Steve Cash of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils

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  1. Harry Styron

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    Driving to work this morning, I saw this digital billboard in Ozark, Missouri, a tribute to the co-writer of "Jackie Blue" and "If You Wanna Go to Heaven," who died a few days ago. The guy that owns the billboard is a longtime friend of band, which has remained very popular in the Springfield, Missouri, area and beyond.

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    Great songs, great band!
    RIP, sir.
     
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    I had the ' It'll Shine When it Shines"
    album back in College, late '70's ( it got some FM radio airplay)
    Not really familiar with band, except I liked them! RIP Steve.

    Edit - and " Jackie Blue" didn't sound anything like their bread and butter Country-rock, but a great song, hope it made them some $$!
     
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    Thanks for your music … R.I.P.
     
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    I still enjoy several of their albums. RIP! And thank you for the music.
     
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    Memorable tunes and sound. Good musician.
     
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    Man, that's wild. I didn't know they had Springfield ties. Also, for the longest time, I thought Jackie Blue was sung by a woman. Sad to hear he's gone.
     
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    Hope he got to raise a little hell....RIP
     
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    gypsy forest was, I think, my favorite song!
     
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    Sad. I lived in Sedalia MO for a few years in the '90s. These guys were legendary among the older crowd there, who still spoke in awe of their performance at the Ozark Music Festival, held on the fairgrounds in '74. My dad had some vinyl of theirs. I should have listened.
     
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    I hung out with the band and fronted (single acoustic) for the band while all of us where in school in college there. This was just prior to them making their breakthrough. Brings back a lot of memories. Sorry to see Steve go.
     
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    I listen to "Jackie Blue" more now than I did in the '70s. I've even watched the live video several times recently.
     
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    The band members mostly met as students at Drury College (now Drury University) in Springfield, Missouri. John Dillon of the Daredevils lives a half block from my office in Ozark, Missouri, 10 miles south of Springfield. The Daredevils have been performing actively for the past three or four years, with some expert local musicians (Dave Painter on guitar, Molly Healey on fiddle) to replace those who have moved on or retired.
     
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    The Sedalia festival in 1974 is legendary, despite my failure to attend. Here (from the Wikipedia page about it, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozark_Music_Festival) is the line-up:

    The bands that performed included:

     
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    I'm sorry to hear of Steve passing on. I grew up on this music. It was on the radio a lot. I'm glad people remember him and the band. The Ozark Mountain Daredevils performed all over this area. I think I last saw them years ago in Clinton, probably at a fourth of July shin dig.

    I still live in the Sedalia area and its nice to hear folks reminisce on its..ah...history. I was only a youth, but that festival left its mark on the city.
     
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    Thanks for your music, Steve.... I still get goosebumps listening to some of your songs...good for the soul..:)

     
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    Oh yea brother......gypsy forest and leatherwood take me back to a very specific time in my world
     
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    Sorry to hear of this. Loved their music since I first heard the Quilt album.

    Chicken Train...running all day!
     
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