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Mike Kowalik


From:
San Antonio,Texas
Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 5:50 am     Reply with quote

Mr. Davis....

That's a great pic of a young Randy playing Ole #9....
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 6:18 am     Reply with quote

Many THANKS to Paul for those first hand recollections of the early days,,I had heard various accounts of him sharing the stage and trading licks with Buddy. Guess he is sharing the BIG stage now with Buddy, Hal, Jimmy and others. When I saw him here in San Antonio back in the early 80s he was obviously having some problems (didn't seem to hurt his playing any!),,,hope and pray he put those demons behind him!! Talent beyond measure,,and like others have stated,,,personality and generosity to match RIP Randy,,,
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Skip Edwards


From:
LA,CA
Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 7:20 am     Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about this. Wish I had known him.
Sincere condolences...
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Ron Hogan


From:
Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 7:29 am     Reply with quote

What a loss. How old was Randy?

Here's an example of how steel should be by Randy!great C6th.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dRlzeOpinOo
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 7:59 am     Reply with quote

Great Ron,,,After that there's not much left to add to C6. The master of instrument!
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 8:13 am     Reply with quote

Sonny, i may tab the intro and give it out as a tribute to him.
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Ray Harrison


From:
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 10:06 am     Reply with quote

Bobby, Thank you for the post, and please relay the results to Robyn.

I only got to meet Randy a few times, but I had heard so many stories about him from my brother Chuck, whom he had worked with in SA. I listened to a lot of Randy's work, and he was such a talented musician, some of the work on your recordings. When I met him he was a fine individual to visit with and I know that his friends and family will truly miss this great man.

RIP Randy and Condolences to the family.
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Herb Steiner


From:
Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 11:49 am     Reply with quote

I think Randy was 64 or 65.
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Ron Whitworth


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Yuma,Ariz.USA Yeah they say it's a DRY heat !!
Post Posted 2 Sep 2017 3:05 pm     Reply with quote

So very sad to read this news.

I did not know Randy personally like some of you did, but I did know of him & some of his great playing.

My deepest & sincerest condolences to all of his family
& close friends.

I am sure he will be missed by all.

What a GREAT player - he had the sound we all strive for!!

RIP Sir - you sure deserve that.

Ron
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Paul Wade


From:
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Post Posted 3 Sep 2017 6:22 am     Randy Reinhard Reply with quote

did not know randy but, herd a lot about him thru the years. what a gifted musician. are prayers go out to randy's family

p.w
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john buffington


From:
Owasso OK - USA
Post Posted 3 Sep 2017 6:50 am     Reply with quote

Randy was an incredible steel player. He came as close as anyone sounding like the Big "E". He was also a former member of Johnny Bush's band during the days Dickie played for Bush. Last time he and Bobby were in Tulsa at Cain's a few years band he knocked it out of the park doing the Price songs, sounded just like Buddy, and what a thrill that was.
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Mickey Adams


From:
Bandera Texas
Post Posted 3 Sep 2017 7:30 am     Reply with quote

TX has lost another Father, Son and brother..There will never be another like him...A huge loss..
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Darrell Criswell


From:
Maryland, USA
Post Posted 3 Sep 2017 11:55 am     Reply with quote

I heard him play once and he was fantastic...I wish somebody could write a short biography of him, I know a bit about him playing piano and then steel. Would like to hear about his children, background etc. Funniest thing I heard about him was one time he was called in to play piano for Darrell McCall and people said he made it sound like a steel.
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Darrell Criswell


From:
Maryland, USA
Post Posted 3 Sep 2017 12:04 pm     Barbara Fairchild post Reply with quote

I found this post by Barbara Fairchild:

‎Barbara Fairchild‎ to Randy Reinhard II
Yesterday at 2:01am ·
I would like to share my thoughts about Randy Reinhard's passing away yesterday:
The first time I ever saw him I was a little girl living on a farm in Arkansas. We always watched the "Ted Mack Amateur Hour". Randy was a contestant on the show one night, He did a great performance, tap dancing! I never dreamed I would one day be married to that little boy! Though we divorced many years ago we were both very proud of our wonderful son! Randall Wayne Reinhard II who is a great drummer and carries his dad's love for music.
Randy was a great musician and was always passionate about his music. His talent was amazing!

Thanks to Tracy Pitcox by having Randy in his band for a time, Roy and I performed some shows with him in the last couple of years. We had some really good laughs on stage. It's a great blessing to forgive the past and hold on to love that remains, even though it takes a different form. And, I can tell you it was quite and experience to have my ex-husband playing piano and steel and our son with the same name playing drums, while I'm singing "Your My Best Friend" with my husband of 22 years. I wish we had that on video. I will never forget that show! That experience did a lot for all of us!
To Randy's beautiful daughter, Robyn,
I will carry you in my heart and in by prayers. I love you.

RANDY WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF US WHO LOVED HIM!
Barbara Fairchild
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Ray Uhl


From:
Riverside, Missouri, USA
Post Posted 4 Sep 2017 12:48 pm     Randy Reply with quote

I heard Randy and Buddy playing the ISGC in the 70's. What a show. I had the privilege of meeting Randy and Bobby Flores at show in Richmond, MO a year ago. Both super nice people. Randy and I visited like we knew each other for years. He invited me to come see him in Texas, and sadly, I didn't make it. He was a GREAT musician and I am thankful for getting to know him.
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Sonny Jenkins


From:
New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
Post Posted 4 Sep 2017 1:34 pm     Reply with quote

Yes Ray,,,I know what you mean about Randy visiting like old friends,,,I barely knew him in passing from back in the 80s but a few years ago they played the Comal County Fair,,,before the show I spoke to him and told him I was looking forward to hearing him. Then during the first break,,the whole break,, he joined my wife and I and talked as if he had known us forever,,,,way, way past the norm,,,,really surprised me! He was a very special person in more ways than one. I know he was married to Barbara Fairchild, but I wonder if he was married at the time of his passing,,,or what was the cause of death,,,haven't seen an obit??
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Randy Gilliam


From:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Post Posted 4 Sep 2017 7:43 pm     Randy Reply with quote

The absolute best steel player I have ever heard.Love you brother see you in heaven.
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Sonny Jenkins


From:
New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
Post Posted 5 Sep 2017 6:07 am     Reply with quote

I still have not seen an obit in the San Antonio newspaper?
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Rick Campbell


From:
Sneedville, TN, USA
Post Posted 5 Sep 2017 8:09 pm     Reply with quote

I first heard Randy with Bobby Flores. He's been one of my favorite players ever since. Thoughts and prayers for his family and multitude of friends.

RC
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Don R Brown


From:
Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 8 Sep 2017 2:09 pm     Reply with quote

Some of his work on a Rick Sousley song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f58T0rA5yM . Fits perfectly.
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John Brabant


From:
Calais, VT, USA
Post Posted 10 Sep 2017 3:20 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad to lose Randy. Too damn young. Here is a great string talking about Randy with a great pick of him with his #9 PP wraparound:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2526965

and this old string with another great pic from 2006:

https://steelguitarforum.com/Forum15/HTML/012965.html
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John Brabant


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Calais, VT, USA
Post Posted 10 Sep 2017 3:32 pm     Reply with quote

From Jim Loessberg's photo collection:

http://www.jimloessberg.com/emmons-reinhard-bw.jpg

http://www.jimloessberg.com/emmons.htm

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Randy Gilliam


From:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Post Posted 11 Sep 2017 7:44 pm     My Hero Reply with quote

Gonna miss seeing Randy he was a unbelievable STEEL PLAYER.RIP Brother.
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Jason Stillwell


From:
Soper, OK, USA
Post Posted 13 Sep 2017 6:50 am     Reply with quote

I was familiar with Randy for one song only: South of the Border; but his playing on that ONE SONG was so huge that I considered him one of my very favorite steel players. I've been enjoying listening to some of his other work as referenced in this thread, and I'm sad he's gone.
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jim flynn


From:
Salado,Texas
Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 3:18 pm     unsung Reply with quote

Randy was one of many unsung steel guitarist, his impact
on the central Texas area will be heard for years to come.
He will truly be missed.
Jim
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