2020 has taken another country music legend from us.
According to CNY News, singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker has passed away at the age of 78.
The New York native became a pivotal member in the Austin Music scene in the ’70s, He was best known for the song “Mr. Bojangles,” although he’s recorded songs by Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Paul Siebel, Bob Dylan, Todd Snider and more. He also wrote “Trashy Women,” which was later recorded by Confederate Railroad.
No cause of death is listed, however, Walker was treated for throat cancer a few years back and had since recovered.
Numerous fans and friends have offered their condolences on Twitter, including Texas Baseball and Tom Arnold.
Jerry Jeff Walker passed. Great songwriter, soulful voice, respected by peers & funny. 30 years ago Roseanne wanted to sing Mr Bojangles in an HBO Special They said no that would disrespect Jerry. I called Jerry & he said he’d also written “Pissing in the wind”so why the hell not