Summary: country music singer and songwriter whose revered Uncle Walt's Band was involved in the alternative music scene in Austin, Texas from its inception and was credited by many others with being the Godfather of Americana Music or the Original Americana Artists, but never easily pegged into any one musical genre or format of commercial music styles.
Cause of Death: Killed in ValuJet Flight 592 airplane accident
Born: October 25, 1949
Died: May 11, 1996
Location: Miami, Florida