RIP Steel Guitar Great Ralph Mooney

(Gibson) Ralph Mooney, steel guitar pioneer and key figure in the Bakersfield sound has died. Mooney played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard and co-wrote the song "Crazy Arms," which went to #1 in 1956 for Ray Price.

According to the LA Times Mooney died at home in Kennedale, Texas, from cancer related complications.

He had recently played on Marty Stuart's 2010 Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions. more on this story

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