LoCash Cowboys to Honor Late Band Member With Special Event in Nashville
The LoCash Cowboys are returning to Nashville for a bittersweet performance later this month, where they will remember the life and legacy of their late band member, Ryan “Troop” Jones, who passed away in October. ‘The Song Lives On — A Tribute to Ryan Jones’ is set for Sunday, Feb. 26 at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon, which happens to be the same club where the duo’s Preston Brust and Chris Lucas first met over 10 years ago.
Jones, who was known as “Troop” by many of his friends and fans, joined the LoCash Cowboys’ band back in 2005 as their fiddle, mandolin and acoustic guitar player. Troop was forced to come off the road this past July when he was admitted to a Nashville hospital with a life-threatening ulcer, followed by contracting pneumonia, which led to other complications.
“Troop was onstage with us for every night for seven years, so we wanted to honor him and celebrate his life onstage once again,” Brust tells Taste of Country. “He was a staple in the LoCash show. He was our bandmate, our brother and one of our best friends. I hope all of our friends will join us to remember one of the classiest musicians to ever grace the stage.”
“Every time I’m onstage, I feel Troop is there,” Lucas adds. “I hear his fiddle parts in my head. I know that’s weird, but I do. This show for Troop is in honor of him, his family and to keep his spirit alive.”
Confirmed artists who are scheduled to perform at ‘The Song Lives On’ will include singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele, Mary Sue Englund, Bruce Brown, Warren Silver Band and 501st Legion Midsouth Garrison, as well as other surprise guests. Tickets to the show will go on sale in the coming weeks through the Wildhorse Saloon’s official website.