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Herb Steiner

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Post  Posted 29 Oct 2017 1:45 pm    
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Long-time Austin musical legend Jerry Lightsey passed away on Oct. 27 after a long bout with Parkinson's Disease. He was 82. He leaves his beautiful wife Louise.

Jerry was, as his business card said so well, a "crazy bass player and all-around nut." He was in western swing bands in Austin TX starting in 1951 and continued playing until this time. He was a musical colleague, a good fishing partner, and a Masonic brother. We participated in all three activities together.

RIP, Jerry.
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