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ray qualls

Baxter Springs, Kansas
Post  Posted 30 Aug 2016 2:17 pm    
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Sorry to hear about James passing. I first met James in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Then we got him for our Baxter Springs, Kansas show. He was a nice person and he will be missed. Condolences to his family. Ray
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Herb Steiner

Spicewood TX 78669
Post  Posted 30 Aug 2016 3:15 pm    
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A huge loss to our community. Sad

Condolences to Tree and the family.
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Gary Lee

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 31 Aug 2016 5:03 am     Friend
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RIP MY FRIEND. Prayers and love to Tree and family.
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Bishop Ronnie P Hall

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 1 Sep 2016 5:39 am    
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To a true champion, R.I.P. To his family, GOD be with you all!
Bishop Ron P. Hall
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steve takacs

beijing, china via pittsburgh (deceased)
Post  Posted 1 Sep 2016 6:34 am    
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James was a tough fighter til the very end along with much help from Tree, his wife.
Sending best wishes to all the family members and friends who were part of this man's life. stevet
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John Billings

Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 4 Sep 2016 10:55 am    
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I was able to listen to the Service for James yesterday through a phone connection with their church. Very touching!
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Carl Wise

Nevada, USA
Post  Posted 4 Sep 2016 4:08 pm    
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My prayers to Tree and family for their loss James will be missed by a lot of people RIP in peace Brother.
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Jay Yuskaitis

Massachusetts, USA
Post  Posted 5 Sep 2016 2:57 pm    
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So sorry to hear this. Rest in peace. Jay Y.
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Ned McIntosh

New South Wales, Australia
Post  Posted 6 Sep 2016 6:23 pm    
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I echo the sadness, and desolate sense of loss, expressed here. He is irreplaceable to his family and friends, but there is more.

James Morehead occupies a special place in the panoply of steel-guitar enthusiasts. He was a restorer. James understood the art of adding "new-ness".

Because of James, Sho-Bud steel-guitars still sing that would have been forever silent. Because of James, a select number of steel-guitar players are blessed with fine vintage instruments.

Because of James, our little cyber-community was enriched with a priceless talent, freely given by a genuinely gifted person.

RIP James Morehead.
The steel guitar is a hard mistress. She will obsess you, bemuse and bewitch you. She will dash your hopes on what seems to be whim, only to tease you into renewing the relationship once more so she can do it to you all over again...and yet, if you somehow manage to touch her in that certain magic way, she will yield up a sound which has so much soul, raw emotion and heartfelt depth to it that she will pierce you to the very core of your being.
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Carl Mesrobian

Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Post  Posted 8 Sep 2016 1:38 pm    
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I just found out about James. My condolences to all. He will sincerely be missed.

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Wayne Ledbetter

Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 27 Sep 2016 10:20 am     Condolences
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I had some discussion with James and I want to express my condolences to family. We were touching bases on some Sho Bud stuff as he was getting treatments. I lost track of all this cause I have been away for a while. RIP James
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Benjamin Franz

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Post  Posted 30 Sep 2016 1:56 am    
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I don't usually visit this part of the forum, so I have only just found this out. I bought a sho bud off James in 2011. James was an absolute gentleman to deal with. This makes me very sad. My condolences to James' family. RIP.
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Chris Harvey

California, USA
Post  Posted 4 Oct 2016 8:56 am    
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Devastated. I spent countless hours with him talking Sho-Bud. He had such a positive attitude with his battle. The last time we spoke he said "They're gonna light me up", referring to radiation. Truly a sad day. RIP James and blessings to his family.
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Joel Thomas

New York, USA
Post  Posted 25 Jan 2017 12:01 am     Contact info
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I'm very sorry to learn of James passing and enjoyed speaking with him a few times over the past few years. I'd greatly appreciate if anyone here on the forum could help me get in touch with his wife regarding the return of my instrument, since James won't be able to finish it.
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Andy DePaule

Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2017 11:00 pm     Condolences and prayers
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Condolences and prayers...
So many good people passed away these last couple of years.
Very sad news.
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Tony Farr

Madison, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2017 6:23 am     James Moorehead
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Just read these post , I was needing some parts for my Bud, also a friend was needing a phone number. Sad

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