Dave Roe Death – Famous Nashville Musician and Johnny Cash’s Bassist David Roe Rorick also known as Dave Roe of Nashville is dead. He passed away on Friday 15th September 2023 leaving his beloved family, friends, colleagues and fans devastated. He was confirmed dead through a post shared by JC Cole & Folsom ’68: A Johnny Cash Tribute that says “Just headvabiut the passing of Bassist Dave Roe! Dave was Johnny Cash’s Bass Player for the last 13 years of Johnny’s Career! I’m truly honored to have known Dave a little”. The cause of his death has not been known.
Dave Roe Career
Dave’s musical journey embarked in the late ’60s and ’70s when he first grasped the bass guitar, immersing himself in the groovy world of funk and R&B bands. However, it was his pivotal move to Nashville in the early ’80s that marked the beginning of his extraordinary career ascent. Joining Jerry Reed’s band catapulted him into the limelight, setting the stage for his incredible musical voyage. He embodied friendship, inspiration, and a remarkable sense of humor. Dave Roe was not just a good man but also one of the finest bass players the world has ever known. Beyond his illustrious professional career as an extraordinary bassist, Dave was a true friend.
His generosity and warm hospitality left an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to cross his path. It was in the early ’90s that Dave’s journey soared to new heights when the legendary Johnny Cash invited him to join the Tennessee Three. This marked a turning point that ignited Dave’s enduring passion for the upright bass, particularly mastering the art of slap bass.
What you need to know about Dave Roe
Over eleven remarkable years, Dave’s distinctive bass notes became an integral part of the American Recordings sessions produced by the iconic Rick Rubin, as he stood beside Johnny Cash. Dave Roe was a musical virtuoso, his basslines resonating through numerous hits by a diverse array of artists, including CeeLo Green, Chrissie Hynde, Faith Hill, Ray LaMontagne, Carrie Underwood, Kurt Vile, and many more. He toured alongside legends like Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Louvin, Dottie West, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, and Mel Tillis, leaving audiences awestruck by his talent. He even shared the stage with the legendary Chet Atkins and served as the backbone of Dan Auerbach’s East Eye Sound house band.
He embarked on a five-year journey alongside Dwight Yoakam, both on tour and in the recording studio, reaffirming his status as a pillar of the music industry. His legacy, as a friend, a comedian, and a maestro of the bass, will continue to resonate in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him and in the timeless melodies he helped create.
Dave Roe’s obituary will be released by the family
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