Steve Cash, Original Ozark Mountain Daredevil, Dies at 73

One of the most well-known musicians from the Ozarks and a founder of the legendary Ozark Mountain Daredevils has died after a long battle with illness.

The band announced Cash’s death in a post on social media.

The surviving Daredevils called Cash their “poet laureate.” The wrote Cash was their “friend and brother and [his] presence cannot be replaced.”

Cash co-wrote some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Jackie Blue” and “If You Want To Get To Heaven.” He was known in the industry for his ability to play the mouth harp, and had a very distinctive style on the instrument.

Cash had been struggling with his health for a number of months. In August, the band posted on their website that because of his health challenges that Cash would be a “non-touring” member of the band.

No services have yet been announced for Cash.

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