RIP Gene Kurtz

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RIP Gene Kurtz

Postby (iamthebassman) » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:23 pm

My friend and fellow Texas bassist Gene Kurtz has passed away. He spent the last several years playing with Honky Tonk star Dale Watson, but is known for writing the hit song "Treat Her Right" for Roy Head. He was a great "old-school" bassist, and the nicest person you'd ever meet.

Give "Treat Her Right" a listen.

My fave pic of Gene.
Gene and I backstage at the Austin Music Awards a few years/pounds ago.
And since this is the Ric forum:
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" Austin Music Poll 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
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Re: RIP Gene Kurtz

Postby (scotty) » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:13 pm

Sorry to hear about your friend Ronn :(
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Re: RIP Gene Kurtz

Postby (cjj) » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:15 pm

+1, sad indeed...
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: RIP Gene Kurtz

Postby (winston) » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:06 pm

It's tough to lose both a good friend and a respected fellow musician. Please accept my condolences Ronn.
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Re: RIP Gene Kurtz

Postby (jps) » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:56 pm

R.I.P. Gene.
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Re: RIP Gene Kurtz

Postby (doctorwho) » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:41 am

Sincere condolences, Ronn, may your departed friend rest in peace. :(
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