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Ronald Goldman

 

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Santa Monica, California, USA
Post  Posted 21 May 2022 8:49 pm    
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Hank (Henry Schmoller) Mann, steel player, singer and guitar builder passed in March after a long battle with cancer. He was the leader of the Hula Monsters and most recently Texas House Party. He also played with my band The Hightoppers from 2004 - 2007. We last got together with Hank last November at a festival in Carson - he wasn't in the best of health but still managed to bring the old boisterous Hank to the stage. I have a great gig coming up that I'm sure he would have loved to have played... hope you're listening man!
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 22 May 2022 5:52 am    
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What a shame. I enjoyed some of the Hula Monsters music for a long time. May he RIP.
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Ben Elder

 

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La Crescenta, California, USA
Post  Posted 22 May 2022 11:29 am    
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Terrible news. RIP Hank.
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Michael Johnstone


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Sylmar,Ca. USA
Post  Posted 25 May 2022 9:08 am    
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Wow. Hank was a great guy and he built some of the most interesting lap and console steels I've ever seen. He brought a few over to my house one time and each one was one-of-a-kind. The Swingray was my favorite. RIP
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Stan Townsend

 

Post  Posted 25 May 2022 6:22 pm     Hank Mann
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Sorry to hear this sad news. I met Hank at one of the Steel Guitar Jams hosted by Mike Perlowin in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles) around 2005. I was blown away by his mastery of the Hawaiian style non-pedal Stringmaster guitar. Unbelievable! I went out and bought a lap steel as a result, but never got very good. Pedal steel seemed easier to me. He was as good as they get!
Heaven has been waiting for him! Monster player.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post  Posted 26 May 2022 12:44 pm    
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Hank was a good guy. Sorry to see this news
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